Arsenicum album and corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Genus Epidemicus or genius of epidemics: A review
Author(s): Dr. Maanasa R
Abstract: The Corona Virus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 disease is named to be the first major pandemic attack of the century affecting millions of lives and claiming thousands of deaths, raising the need for effective therapeutics and preventive medicines to contain the disease. The system of homeopathy working under the concept of symptom similarity claims to be an effective prevention and Arsenicum album, a polycrest remedy is termed as first-line prophylactic for the condition. We in this article thus aimed to review the effectiveness of the Arsenicum album as a genus epidemicus against the condition. The medicine have effectively been in use against other pandemic and epidemic episodes as a prophylactic and therapeutic. Thus we conclude that the system of homeopathy has reliable effective action during epidemic attacks and the Arsenicum album, given its use, is considered to be the ideal genus epidemicus of homeopathy.