MD, PhD, FMedSci, FRSB, FRCP, FRCPEd.

As CORONAVIRUS-panicked consumers scramble to buy the last roll of toilet paper, the world is frantically looking for a remedy that is effective against viral infections. On Twitter, I was alerted to a homeopathic remedy (actually, it’s a ‘homotoxicological’ preparation; for more explanation, see here) that promises to do just that. Here is the advertisement in its full beauty:

Dr. Reckeweg R 88 Devirol

Anti-Viral Drops

Indications: Any viral type disease such as measles, mononucleosis, herpes, flu.

Mode of action of main Ingredients

Coxsackie, Diphterinum, Epstein Barr, Herpes simplex, Herpes zoster, Influencinum, Mononucleosis, Morbillinum, Poliomyelitis, V-Grippe:The above ingredients are highly dilutes so that none of the virus remains in the product but that the energy of the virus stimulates the immune system to defend against the intruders. This becomes a safe immunization formula to safely (without side effects) increase the natural defense against virus.

Caryophyllus aromaticus: Natural anti viral.

Euphrasia: Immune stimulant.

Dosage: As a natural immunization formula this anti viral formula is safe for child-ren and should be used 3 drops 3 times a day for 3 days.Every month for the first two years of life.The formula can be adminstered into the umbilicus and rubbed into the skin with the child’s hand.For use with older childern or adults 10 drops 3 times daily to counteract viral di-seases or 10 drops once a day as a preventative.

Remarks: In case of influenza use R6 ;for feverR1;Chickenpox R68;Herps zoster R68,R30;Measles R62;Mumps R1,R26;Cough R8,R9.Remove patient from animal protein and increase vitamin-C use and essential fatty acids.With bacterial involvement R87.With fungal involvement R82.For stress involvement Vita-C forte.EtiologyExposure to virus starts the infiltration leading to the disease.The immune system’s condition during the incubation stage determines the degree and extent of the proliferation of the viral disease.Preventing exposure is important but even more so is keeping a healthy immune system,which allows the virus to do its work without threat to penetrate a cell to proliferate.Virus are modified types of RNA or DNA which carry messages from organisma.In nature virus are kept in check by bacteria and fungus.This tringle of micro organisma supplies a needed balance so that neither of these three becomes dominant. Excess antibiotics upsets this balance and lets virus and fungus grow.

The add which originates from Reckeweg Pakistan even offers an explanation how homeopathy works: It is all based more or less on the theory of the atomic bomb. The bomb gets its energy from the splitting of the nuclei (central cores) of uranium or plutonium atoms. The relationship between mass and energy put forth by the great mathematician Albert Einstein explains how the fission of heavy atoms can produce energy. Similarly, in homoeopathy the drug substances, that is small atoms, are split into even smaller atoms generating more and more energy.

Speechless?

Yes, almost!

If you believe that this is true or that any homeopathic product might work against any viral disease, then you are probably also amongst the crowd who stockpile toilet paper for a disease that does not cause diarhoea.

 

 

PS

In case you want to know what Einstein thought about homeopathy, I can refer you to a previous post: “If one were to lock up 10 very clever people in a room and told them they were only allowed out once they had come up with the most stupid idea conceivable, they would soon come up with homeopathy.”

 

7 Responses to CORONAVIRUS: can a homeopathic remedy against ‘any viral type disease’ save the day?

  • then you are probably also amongst the crowd who stockpile toilet paper for a disease that does not cause diarhoea.

    https://www.scmp.com/photos/comment/harrys-view/3048487/harrys-view-february-2020?page=13#&gid=1&pid=13

  • I would have thought that super dilution like C60 or C100 would increase the power of the homeopathic product to cure just about anything.

  • “As a natural immunization formula this anti viral formula is safe for children and should be used 3 drops 3 times a day for 3 days.Every month for the first two years of life.The formula can be administered into the umbilicus and rubbed into the skin with the child’s hand.For use with older children or adults 10 drops 3 times daily to counteract viral diseases or 10 drops once a day as a preventative.”

    I’m fascinated by this – 3 drops x 3 times per day x 3 days per month. Every month for 3 years.

    This necessitates a ritual of belly button rubbing that must be of some considerable fascination to the infant and should no doubt, form the basis of habitualised behaviour, which, particularly at that age, cannot be anything other than formative of contact dependency. Poor little one, must be utterly heartbroken when the “treatment” ends. Someone should run some long term observations on these belly button babies to make sure that there psychosexual development is not being subverted into unhealthy adult fetishes!

  • It would be interesting to get your opinion on Chinese patent medicines. Not just any such, but those the FIP lists here https://www.fip.org/file/4428 (p22). Although I have a hunch for the outcome here 😉

  • Wow!! Such an expanded CV and such a contracted mind. Tunnel vision never allows greatness

  • Edzard,

    you are probably also amongst the crowd who stockpile toilet paper for a disease that does not cause diarhoea

    If you are talking about Covid-19, you might be interested to know that it frequently presents with non-respiratory symptoms, and gastrointestinal disease, including diarrhoea, is quite a common manifestation.

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