Causticum - Homeopathic for Inflammation
Homepathics act by stimulating the body to naturally respond to various conditions; in the case of causticum, the body is stimulated to respond to inflammation and reduce it.
In this study scientists investigated the efficacy of a 30cH solution of causticum in treating inflammation compared to control. Using lab animals, inflammation and swelling was induced and the animals who were treated with causticum 30cH significantly inhibited inflammation and swelling. Pre-treatment for 6 days did not inhibit granulation.
Researchers: A. Prado Neto Jde, F. Perazzo, et al
Published: Action of Causticum in inflammatory models, Homeopathy, January, 2004.
Causticum with other Homeopathics
In another six week, randomized, placebe-controlled and double-blind study causticum was one of the ingredients included in a homeopathic combination to treat patients with osteoarthritis. The other homeopathics were Arnica montana, Bryonia alba, Kalmia latifolia, Rhus toxicodendron and Calcarea fluorica. There were 30 patients who were receiving physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine.
The outcomes were determined by assessing subjective pain experienced, the Oswestry Disability Index, range of motion, and whether the patient needed pain medication.
The treatment group had less pain, better range of motion, and greater ability to function on a daily basis. But there was no difference in pain medication needed.