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Dr. Vijay Vaishnav – Study of Materia Medica – Lycopodium
In the following series ‘Materia Medica Alive’, Dr. Vijay Vaishnav has illustrated a comprehensive study of materia medica from the perspective of source, proving’s, constitution, diathesis, sphere of action, temperaments, doctrine of signature etc.
Through his lectures, he explains comparative study of drugs from the point of view of pathogenesis of the ailments which helps differentiating the remedy.eg headache symptoms of belladonna and china are same. But china has ailment from hemorrhages which leads to anemia causing headache, decreased oxygenation resulting in false plethora on the face whereas as in Belladona there is inflammation which causes increased flow to the parts which leads to throbbing.
Going further he elucidates in detail study of drugs like Lycopodium, Bryonia, Chamomilla, Nux-vomica and Pulsatilla.
Through his lectures, he has conveys a message that materia medica is a subject better understood than memorized.