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Homeopathy. 2004 Jan;93(1):12-6.

Action of Causticum in inflammatory models.

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Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde de São Paulo, Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Homeopáticos, R. Bartolomeu de Gusmão, 86, CEP 04111-020, S. Paulo, SP, Brazil.


The anti-inflammatory effect of Causticum was evaluated using acute and chronic inflammatory models in vivo. The administration of concentrated Causticum solution into the hind paw of rats produced an inflammatory reaction with oedema formation within the first hour, showing that Causticum acts as an oedematogenic agent. Carrageenin induced rat paw oedema was significantly inhibited (P<0.05) in the group treated with Causticum 30cH solution compared to control. Groups treated with potentized Causticum (6cH, 12cH, 30cH and 200cH), showed significant inhibition (P<0.05) of the inflammation pre-induced by carrageenin. However pre-treatment with Causticum 30cH for 6 days (0.5 ml, daily) did not significantly inhibit granulation using an implantation method.

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