A homeopathic drug extracted from a plant native to the US and used as a traditional medicine in that country the 19th century, promises a cure for dengue, says a study by the state-run King Institute of Preventive Medicine.
The King Institute team headed by a Chennai-based homoeopath administered the drug extracted from Eupatorium perfoliatum to 50 patients with secondary dengue and found all of them recovered. “The platelet counts came under control for almost all patients and blood tests showed marked improvement,” said King Institute director Dr P Gunasekaran. The study, lead by Dr N R Jayakumar of Madan Homoeo Clinic, was presented at an international symposium on ‘Challenges and strategies in the prevention and management of viral infections’ at Central Learther Research Institute recently.
I’m unclear that this is a homeopathic preparation or an actual herbal remedy. Regardless, you don’t just get to say “IT WORKS!” and people should believe you. That’s not science. This claim is bogus until proven. Where’s the data, where’s the paper, where’s the replication? Without that, it could very well be nonsense and very dangerous nonsense at that.