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[The use of a decoction of the rhizome of Leuzea carthamoides for the treatment of alcoholics with depressive states].

[Article in Russian]


Decoction of Leuzea carthamoides rhizome was prescribed inside (half glass, 4-5 times a day during 2 months). The group of 37 patients was treated in ambulant clinic. From 28 patients who completed the treatment the remission which protracted up to 2 years was observed in 9 individuals, up to 1 year--in 11 and up to 6 months--in 8 persons. Decoction promoted correction not only depressive manifestations but also gastrointestinal diseases in some somatic patients. For alcoholic patients author recommends to use Leuzea carthamoides in combination with the another methods of therapy of alcoholism. Patients beard decoction administration well and hadn't suffered from any complications.

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