Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2019)
Efficacy of Veratrum album in treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea
Author(s): Praveen Raj P, Jumana K, Parveen Kumar Sharma, Siva Rami Reddy E
Abstract: Introduction: Present scenario dysmenorrhoea decreases women quality of life, work productivity and health. Commonly school girls, college students, etc. are affected by primary dysmenorrhoea. It is reported that 93% of teenagers are affected by dysmenorrhoea. It hampers the day to day activities of a women resulting in highest incident of absenteeism. Today’s new life style has brought changes in the hormonal functionary resulting in intolerable pain. A study of the prevalence of dysmenorrhoea and its associated symptoms would provide evidence of the severity of the problem. Most of the girls are commonly using pain killers to overcome pain during menstruation which is having side effects. As compared to allopathic medicines, homoeopathic medicines have a wide scope in curative action in dysmenorrhoea. Material & Method: Minimum 30 cases were scheduled whose totality is suitable to Veratrum album. 200 potency was prescribed as first dose. If required potency was raised in repetition, if condition demands. Repetition-patient was observed for 3hours after medication. If pain did not subside next dose will be introduced. Results: Out of 30 cases, 29 cases were improved and 1 case was not improved and the two tailed p value is less than 0.0001. Conclusion: Efficacy of Veratrum album in primary dysmenorrhoea.
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