Allgemeine Homöopathische Zeitung 2017; 262(02): 2-76
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1601152
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Homeopathy in lichen planus – my experiences

Homöopathie bei Lichen planus – meine Erfahrungen

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AR Manchanda
1  Holistic Homoeopathic Clinic, Noida, India
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Publication Date:
21 March 2017 (online)



Patients of lichen planus often consult homeopaths to avoid the steroidal treatment prescribed conventionally. In this paper, we will discuss, how we have been successfully treating such cases.


The study is a retrospective analysis of 19 cases (8 males, 11 females, aged 18 – 65 years) treated using individualized homeopathy. All the cases are manually recorded in the clinic using single sheet, wherein, apart from diagnosis, prescribing remedy-totality is recorded for the treatment, and follow ups. RADAR/Mac repertory is used as a reference tool for final selection. The cases were assessed clinically and photographic record was applied. In cases of doubt, diagnosis was confirmed by skin biopsy.


The majority of the cases showed positive response but required more than one remedy for complete remission. Potencies used ranged from 6 to 1 M in infrequent doses. Homeopathic remedies: ars., ars-i., nit-ac., nat-m., staph., kali-chl., kali-m., borax and lach. were found effective. The cases were followed up for approximately 5 years, with few recurrences managed well with similar remedies.


Homeopathic remedies play a definite role in the treatment of lichen planus. Homeopaths can treat such cases with utmost confidence.