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!!! Japanese Encephalitis Controlled by Homeopathic Belladonna
To prevent misunderstandings:

I don't advise homeopathic prevention instead of vaccinations , under NO
circumstances, for sure not for polio,tetanus,diphtheria!!
There is whatsoever not enough reliable proof that they may work for sure and
the diseases are dreadful and preventable . Vaccinations have a proven
record.[at least for the 3 mentioned above]
For treatment of an existing condition for sure homeopathy should be added to a
possible conventional treatment.
Now comes a fascinating article about Belladonna and its preventive effect on
Japanese encephalitis.
I have totally no experience with Japanese encephalitis and with the problems of
the vaccination but I do advise it still to those traveling to problematic
The article below maybe of huge importance for the countries involved
See the link:

Japanese Encephalitis Controlled by Homeopathic Belladonna

Japanese encephalitis is a deadly viral disease that kills approximately 10,000
people each year. A significant number of survivors are left with neurological
problems such as impaired cognitive function, mental disorders, seizures, and
poor coordination.

While Japanese encephalitis is most common in south-east Asia, including India,
cases are also reported as far afield as the Torres Strait Islands, the Pacific
islands and Australia.

Homeopaths have long known that the Japanese encephalitis virus can be treated
and prevented by homeopathic Belladonna. Individual practitioners and some
government health agencies in affected areas have used it for that purpose for

Now, a recent study published in the latest issue of American Journal of
Infectious Diseases provides scientific support for the protective effect of
homeopathic Belladonna.

Researchers from the School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata in collaboration with
Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (under the Department of AYUSH,
Government of India) have shown that Belladonna, in a range of homoeopathic
potencies, was successful in controlling the virus in infected chick embryos.
The placebo was not.[2]

With many of those in affected regions too poor to afford the cost of a vaccine,
homeopathic Belladonna is an appropriate alternative. It is safe, simple, and


1. In one example, Public Health Centres, Government Homeopathic Dispensaries,
homoeopathic pharmacies, and homoeopathic doctors distributed and administered
homeopathic Belladonna during a Japanese encephalitis epidemic in Southern India
in 2000. In this epidemic there had been a high number of fatalities in
children. Following the administration of Belladonna there was a rapid decline
in fatalities. The Hindu Online. 2003. Japanese Encephalitis on the decline in


Belladonna Extract
A ProMED-mail post
ProMED-mail is a program of the
International Society for Infectious Diseases

Date: Mon 19 Sep 2011
Source: The Times of India [edited]

In a potential epidemic, at least 61 people have died and 662
hospitalized due to encephalitis in the last 10 days in the district,
around 125 kms [78 mi] north-east of Lucknow.

The chief medical superintendent in-charge of the district hospital,
Dr RS Baranwal said encephalitis in the area was caused by
[transmitted by] mosquitoes that breed in stagnant water.

Encephalitis is most often caused by a viral infection and exposure to
viruses can occur through mosquito, tick, and other insect bites,
contaminated food or drink, breathing in respiratory droplets from an
infected person and skin contact. The disease caused by the herpes
simplex virus is the major cause of fatal cases in all ages, including
newborns, especially during or after monsoons in India. Last year
[2010], a large number of deaths due to encephalitis were reported in
Bihar and UP [Uttar Pradesh). "Therefore, it is important to maintain
cleanliness with an aim to prevent the disease from spreading," Dr
Baranwal said.

On Monday [13 Sep 2011], 3 more children died due to the disease
[encephalitis], taking the death toll to 61 in the district. 10 new
patients have also been admitted to the district hospital. The number
of patients suffering from acute fever has crossed 662. Of them the
condition of 6 children is stated to be critical. The blood and serum
samples of 13 patients have been sent to Lucknow medical college for

The paediatrician of the district hospital Dr.K.K.Verma said that it
was for the 1st time in 2 years that the patients in such a huge
number had been coming to the hospital. He said that last Tuesday 350
patients had visited the Out Patient Department (OPD), which was a
record in itself. Earlier, the maximum number of patients to OPD were
150 to 175.

Dr RS Baranwal said that considering the increasing number of patients
in the hospital a letter had been written to the government for more
medicine and resources. A new lot of medicine would arrive in a day or
2, he added.

Due to the increasing number of encephalitis patients in the hospital,
new patients are now lying outdoors on the ground and hoping to get
medical treatment.

[Byline: Bipin Chand Agarwal]

Communicated by:
ProMED-mail from HealthMap Alerts

[This report mentions various etiologies of encephalitis in that
region of India without indicating which of these might be responsible
for the numerous cases in the hospital. Previous recent reports of
encephalitis in this region indicated that Japanese encephalitis virus
was responsible for at least some of them, while other were due to an
unspecified acute encephalitis syndrome, some associated with water
that suggest enteroviruses might be involved. ProMED will be
interested in learning of the results of the tests being conducted on
the serum samples submitted to the Lucknow laboratory.

A map showing the location of the Bahralch district in Uttar Pradesh
state can be accessed at <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahraich> and a
HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map at
<http://healthmap.org/r/1f*E>. - Mod.TY]

2. Belladonna Study: Decreased Intensity of Japanese Encephalitis Virus
Infection in Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane Under Influence of Ultradiluted