Creating Waves of Awareness
Dear all, If i am wrong somewhere in my understanding then please forgive me and correct me because i am here for learning. That's why I am sharing my views, I wish to know why homeopathic medicines are prepared in organic solvents like alcohol. Am I right?
Sometimes I feel that solubility of the crude medicine can be one of the factor but it should not be true for all the medicines. For example, Natrum Muriaticum is prepared from common salt and can be easily soluble in water in any concentration. So, why is the medicine available in the market using alcohol as solvent rather than water?
This question always comes into my mind because in the human body, if I talk about the cell then the cell's environment is aqueous, which means water and organic solvents are not present.
Even though the medicine contains very minute quantity of alcohol and it is not going to have any ill effect, but can't we prepare the medicine in water?
D. D. Banerjee
This is an augmented work of Dr. Banerjee and is complete in all respects - right from introduction, illustrations, mechanism, pharmacopoeias, development, scope and research in pharmacy.
The work is divided into sections for easy reference, as the chapters, which were placed haphazardly in the earlier edition have been rearranged in a systematic manner under the respective sections.
Most importantly, the information in each chapter has been updated and elaborated; like the chapter on " Vehicles " is now a complete section with 5 chapter under it:
- Vehicles - in general
- Solid vehicles
- Liquid vehicles
- Semisolid vehicles
- Standardization of vehicles
Similarly, the section "Laboratory" is complete with information on:
- Laboratory premises
- Homeopathic laboratory
- Laboratory methods
- Cleaning of utensils
- Hazardous instruments
Hence, each section in this augmented edition provides complete knowledge on the respective subject without any need to look further.
Several new sections & chapters have also been introduced:
Naming a few Sections:
Principles of prescription.- Principles of medication.- Principles of dispensing. - Principles of external application. - Principles of drug proving.
• Analysis of drug:
Limit tests.- Chromatography.- Sampling and methods of analysis.
• Development, scope and research in homeopathy.
Naming a few Chapters:
- Methods of preparation - G.H.P.
- Methods of preparation - H.P.U.S.
- Preparations of drugs from sarcodes and nosodes.
- Posology and homeopathy. Table of drugs.
- Relationship of remedies with duration of action, etc.
Also, this edition is respondent with Tables, Illustrations and Examples. The font too has been improved to make it more reader friendly.
All in all, it is an augmented textbook in the literal sense of the word making it a complete textbook for all associated with the field of homeopathy, be it students, at the graduate or post graduate level, doctors, professors, pharmacists or manufactures.
Mr. Anand Sir,
These all infomations are presented in a book of pharmacy written by Dr.D.D. Banerjee, B. Jain publisher. Chapter Vehicles.