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Psychopharmacology

, Volume 89, Issue 3, pp 338–339 | Cite as

Prolonged cataleptogenic effects of potentized homoeopathic drugs

  • Nirmal C. Sukul
  • Sujan K. Bala
  • Bhudev Bhattacharyya
Original Investigations

Abstract

The four homoeopathic drugs, Gelsemium, Cannabis Indica, Graphites and Agaricus Muscarius, administered orally in 30th and 200th potencies on white rats, enhanced restraint-induced catalepsy in a similar manner to the two standard drugs pilocarpine and haloperidol (IP injection at 5 mg/kg). All the drugs tested differed from each other in the duration of cataleptogenic effect, which was more prolonged with Cannabis, Graphites and Agaricus than with Gelsemium and the two non-homoeopathic drugs used. The 200th potency of any homoeopathic drug tested acted longer than its 30th potency.

Key words

Catalepsy Homoeopathic drugs Pilocarpine Haloperidol 

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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nirmal C. Sukul
    • 1
  • Sujan K. Bala
    • 1
  • Bhudev Bhattacharyya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyVisva-Bharati UniversitySantiniketanIndia

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