The concept of homoeopathic pathogenetic trials (provings) is the pillar
of Homoeopathy. Provings provide us with the knowledge of the instrument for
combating human sickness. But, even after more than two centuries of existence of
homoeopathy and proving of several drugs, methodology of drug proving still poses as
the colossal enigma. Selection of healthy sensitive provers, posology, collection,
extraction and refinement of symptoms, bias on part of prover or investigator, guidelines
for selection of symptoms and reproducibility of the provings are some of the snags
which are often encountered. Thus, need of the hour is the proving of high quality.
Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy understood the need and adopted
drug proving as its primary research area in 1972. In order to deliver the qualitative and
scientifically sound provings, Council's Drug Proving protocol has continuously been
evolved, refined, improved and enhanced over the period of years. Council has
conducted provings with various techniques such as parallel arm trials, cross - over trials
and has also experimented with different dosage by conducting provings with single and
multiple potencies both in ascending and descending ways with as many as 56 doses.
Since the year 2010, the Council has been conducting provings with multiple potencies
in ascending way in double blind multicentre form, with a 12 dose schedule.
So far, Council has contributed 94 drugs to the homoeopathic literature with its
drug proving research programme and have published four volumes of drug proving
monographs with 64 drugs in total. Council has also conducted proving of six new drugs
which were proved for the first time in Homoeopathy. The Council proudly presents its
drug proving volume five comprising of ten drugs out of which eight drugs (Allium
sativum, Avena sativa, Foetiiculum vulgare, Gymnema sylvestre, Hygrophila spinosa,
Magnolia grandiflora, Persea americana and Psoralea corylifolia) are of plants origin
and two drug (Azathioprine and Cyclosporin) are of chemical origin.
It is our sincere hope that this book would add to the pool of good provings which
are not about producing every possible symptom but rather producing enough quality
symptoms of a drug for a meaningful totality and reliable prescriptions. Council hopes to
get feedback from the profession on usability of the drugs on the observe symptoms.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
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