Homœopathic Links 2021; 34(02): 112-118
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1732782
Review Article

Introspecting Scope of Ultra-Diluted Homeopathic Preparations in Human SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Perspective Review

Abhishek Das
1  Department of Microbiology, St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Shubhamoy Ghosh
2  Department of Pathology & Microbiology, Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Howrah, West Bengal, India
,
Satadal Das
3  Peerless Hospital & B.K. Roy Research Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Sudip Kumar Das
4  Chemical Engineering Department, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Sayak Ghosh
5  Department of Medicine, The Calcutta Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
6  Department of Organon of Medicine, National Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata (under Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
7  Department of Medicine, Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Howrah, West Bengal, India
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a zoonotic disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Its symptoms range from mild fever, cough, pharyngitis to severe acute respiratory syndrome. Since its first outbreak in Wuhan province of China, the disease has spread worldwide and emerged as pandemic. The infection is mainly spread by droplets and through contacts. Initially SARS-CoV-2 was thought to cause viral pneumonia only, but now it is evident that the virus can spread through the bloodstream and can cause systemic lesions as well. Though most of the time patients recovered spontaneously for immune-compromised patients, it is detrimental. Lack of effective therapy in conventional medicine has made host immune response as the only option to focus on this battle against COVID-19. First-world countries such as the USA, Italy, England and Spain have witnessed a massive number of deaths, and India is not an exception to that. The whole world is searching for effective treatment in the form of antiviral drugs, vaccines and hydroxychloroquine, but none has proven effective. Homeopathy has always put a mark during epidemics and in recent past during the elimination of leptospirosis in Cuba (2009–2014), homeopathy was very effective. In this scenario, we think homeopathy has a decisive role to play to fight this pandemic as it can enhance the host immune response and reduce the severity of the infection to a great extent. In this review, we will discuss the scopes of homeopathic medicines in the treatment of coronavirus disease.



Publication History

Publication Date:
07 July 2021 (online)

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