Homoeopathic pathogeneses of dioscorea villosa and the role of dysregulated cholesterol metabolism by the action of diosgenin: A review
Author(s): Dr. Kisor Kumar Naskar and Dr. Ompriya Mishra
Abstract: Background: Dioscorea villosa (Dioscorea) is one of the important homoeopathic medicines for gastro-intestinal, sexual, cardiovascular, peripheral inflammatory or neurological affections. Diosgenin is the primary active ingredient of Dioscorea which is responsible for all possible revealed actions of this plant.
Objective: To know background patho-physiology for development of homoeopathic pathogeneses of Dioscorea.
Method & Result: Homoeopathic pathogeneses of Dioscorea,have been collected from 11 homoeopathic books and 1article. A comprehensive online search on different actions of diosgenin and dioscorea itself (18 research and 5 reviews), for hyperactivity of cholesterol as well as lipid metabolism in different patho-physiological fields (14 research and 17 reviews), along with other related articles have been assessed by using PubMed and other sources and appraised according to their research outcome.
Conclusion: By the action of diosgenin, altered or dysregulated cholesterol metabolism might have a background patho-physiological role to develop homoeopathic pathogeneses of Dioscorea.
Dr. Kisor Kumar Naskar, Dr. Ompriya Mishra. Homoeopathic pathogeneses of dioscorea villosa and the role of dysregulated cholesterol metabolism by the action of diosgenin: A review. Int J Hom Sci 2018;2(3):15-19. DOI: 10.33545/26164485.2018.v2.i3a.33