Nosodes and their utility in different types of Cough
Author(s): Dr. Madhusree Dutta, Dr. Umesh Kumar and Dr. Tamara Afroza
Abstract: Cough has an essential role in defence mechanism without which there is a risk of retention of airway secretions and aspirated materials which can lead to major complications. Cough reflex protects the human airways and lungs. Cough may occur due to various etiologies but more commonly occurs secondary to respiratory disorders and thus provides a clue to the diagnosis of the disease. The homoeopathic medicines which are prepared from disease causing organisms, diseased tissues, diseased products, are known as Nosodes. They have curative as well as prophylactic role. This article highlights about the cough reflex, different types of cough and causes of cough, role of nosodes in its treatment and source of their preparation.