The therapeutic action of homoeopathic medicines is based on the
effect of the drug substances on healthy human beings. However,
before a drug is 'proved' on healthy human beings, the quality of the
raw drug substance needs to be ensured. This involves identification
of physical and chemical properties of the drug and of the
pharmacological action of the raw drug substance including its safety
and toxicity evaluation.
After the drug substance is standardized, the process of 'Drug Proving'
evolves the dynamic curative properties of the drug. This is followed
by confirmation of proving symptomatology by the process of Clinical
Verification. Only then can the study of the drug substance be
Being an apex research organization in Homoeopathy, Council has
been trying to conduct drug standardization, drug proving and clinical
verification of a number of partially studied drugs and a few new
drugs, so that the homoeopathic Materia Medica can be augmented.
This monograph compiles the Drug Standardization data, Drug
Proving data and Clinical Verification data of Baryta iodata and
lists the Institutes/Units of the Council where the studies took place.
I am sure this monograph would be of help to both homoeopathic
clinicians and the research workers interested in the areas like
pharmacology, pharmacognosy and chemistry relating to Baryta
iodata. As the drug would be put to use more frequently clinically,
the book will need updating and revision as the symptoms given in
the monograph need to be re-confirmed and also new symptoms
We, therefore, invite inputs from homoeopathic professionals on the
monograph so that the information given here can be further improved
upon in the next edition for the benefit of the profession.
The efforts of the scientists of CCRH are now open for the real test of
time and experience.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
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