African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12145

Review

Ultra high dilutions: A review on in vitro studies against pathogens

Aditya Dilipkumar Patil
  • Aditya Dilipkumar Patil
  • Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Katraj, Pune – 411043, Maharashtra, India.
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Anuj Deepakrao Chinche
  • Anuj Deepakrao Chinche
  • Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Katraj, Pune – 411043, Maharashtra, India.
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Atul Kumar Singh
  • Atul Kumar Singh
  • Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Katraj, Pune – 411043, Maharashtra, India.
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Sana Parvej Peerzada
  • Sana Parvej Peerzada
  • Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Katraj, Pune – 411043, Maharashtra, India.
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Snehal Ashok Barkund
  • Snehal Ashok Barkund
  • Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Katraj, Pune – 411043, Maharashtra, India.
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Jay Nilesh Shah
  • Jay Nilesh Shah
  • Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Katraj, Pune – 411043, Maharashtra, India.
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Arun Bhargav Jadhav
  • Arun Bhargav Jadhav
  • Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Katraj, Pune – 411043, Maharashtra, India.
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  •  Received: 20 November 2018
  •  Accepted: 13 March 2019
  •  Published: 27 March 2019

Abstract

Multiple in vitro studies using homeopathic medicines are conducted for their effectiveness against various microbes. The reporting of results and the methodology in many studies are a query. The present review reveals the evidence based medicinal effects of homeopathic medicines on various plant and human pathogens in vitro with the help of quality studies. The studies showed positive outcome for homeopathic medicines. Thus, homeopathy is an effective agent in in vitro studies. However, substantial evidence on these serially diluted medicines must be replicated with the help of a standardized methodology for more precise evidences and conclusion.

 

Key words: Homeopathy, in vitro, manuscript information score, review.