It is the relation between the external physical properties of drug substance & the sign, symp. Present in patient. Doctrine of signature is one of the source of mat. media. This present in few drugs & by this we can remember & learn m.m. of the that drug up to a certain extent.
This can be observed from the general therapeutic study of drug since olden days i.e. from the discovery of drug, we know their medicinal properties.
Here it deals with the doctrine of signature e.g.
The drug prepared from the plants flowering in summer season produced
The drug prepared from the yellow flowers of gels. act well in jaundice.
All red looking plants or red extracts of plants act on blood.
Tarantula His is prepared from the Spanish spider which is sensitive tv drum beats, similarly pt. is oversensitive to music.
There are some Remedies whose sympt. We can learn on the basis of their external feature.
Plants & His characteristic –
The pulp of leaves is mucilageneous & having a bitter taste.
We can learn Symptoms
Stool with mucus & taste of mouth is bitter & sour.
Plants and his characteristics
Fruit is round in shape & his outer covering is rough & hormy.
We can learn the Symp.
It is good medicine for piles. Where the sphincter like sensation with pain.
Plants and his characteristics- The flower of this plant having yellow colour & a yellowish colour secretion execrate out by this plant.
Pt. having yellowish skin & jaundice. This medicine is useful in liver & G.B. complaints.
Its flower having a black spot which resemble like eye.
It is a very good medicine for eye & its complaints.
The queen of honey bee jealous organism in nature so the patient of Apis m. is also jealous & suspicious in nature.
It is prepared from wood by burning & known as charcoal.
Doctrine of signature
When charcoal is burning the fumes go upward, likewise - The gas accumulation in the upper side of the abdomen of patient.
Vegetable charcoal is blackish in colour likewise – Patient looks bluish & balckish due to cyanosis.
The ash is collected on outer surface & externally it looks cold but heat is present internally - like wise pt.
Veg. Charcoal requires fanming from very close distance to ignite like wise-pt.wants fanming from a very close distance.
While prepairing charcoal the burning wood is devoid of O2 like wise – pt. do not got good supply of O2 & hence a cycenosed.
The yellow of the flowers of gets can be related to jaundice as there is
Yellowish whitish coating on tongue.
Yellowish colour of stools
Deep yellow leucorrhoea
Moist yellow skin
Yellow face & yellow saliva.
The fruits of plants ripen in sept. The tincture is prepared from root gathered after the fruit has ripened. In united state it is summer during sept. like wise – it acts best for complaints that appear during summer. THIS SHOWS how nature has provided a unique link between the drug pathogensis & the human biology.
It is prepared from the tree of life. This plant has a pedenculated wart like growth at the junction of branch & the stem or between two branches so. – It is best medicine for pedenculated wart.
It is prepared from the spores of club moss. The spores are externally hard but once broken intevnally they are very soft. Like wise – The patient does not give full co-operative, similarly while giving a speech his speech is not fluent in the beginning but after a while as the speech continues it become more fluent.
Doctrine of Signature
When tongue of snake is out it is not steady Similarly – Trembling of tongue when protruded & patient is loquacious.
Snake moves in Zig – Zag manner. Similarly – patient thinking is never straight but a always in Zig-Zag manner.
Snake remains curled & silent in winter. Similarly – all symptoms disappear in winter season.
It is said that the snake is revengeful. Similarly – patient is vindictive.
The snake starts moving in spring similarly – the symp. Reappear in spring.
The snake always protrudes its tongue – Similarly patient mouth always remain open & protrudes his tongue.
Snake does not tolerate anybody coming near similarly – patient is hyper sensitive.
The stools of snake are black & offensive similarly – all discharges are dark & offensive.
During summer snake remains in cold places similar – patient likes to have indirect fanning from longer distance.
RESEMBLANCES BETWEEN CHARACTERS OF PLANTS AND REMEDY
Grows in wet places depicting
The root & stem are Succulent (Juicy)
Root is firmly anchored in the ground
The fresh root contains the active material-analkaloid Bryonicin
Contains two glycosides Bryonin & Dryonidin
Hairs on the leaves protect the plant from excessive perspiration
The succulent long stems are not able to hold the plant erect.
Spiral tendrils of the plants are sensitive to touch
Tendrils coil to make a hold secure
The plants dries out its environment with great energy for survival serve his own needs. Increased thirst to redeem biological thirst off dryness.
Thirst for large quantity to maintain the moisture.
The person seeks stability in life perseverant.
‘Dryness’ observable through & through
Craves sweets, ice cream
Wants to hold a ‘secured’ position in life
The person will learn on, grasp finely & drain & dry out its environment to
RESEMBLANCES BETWEEN CHARACTERS OF PLANTS AND REMEDY
The plant is small & delicate
It has flexible stem
The stem bends according to the direction of prevailing wind (pulsating with wind)
Always found in the groups as if seeking company
The plant grows on dry sandy soil & has little need for water
The plant appears early, thriving in cold air of first spring & is protected against chill by FINE SOFT HAIR
Enormous variety. More htan 100 subspecies of the species pulsatilla are available.
Some species of puls. prefer soil rich in calcium others avoid it. Type more in women & children, Delicate, pretty, fair complexion.
Flexibility of body & mind.
Changeful, ‘no’ ‘say’ of her own Easily led & persuaded
Wants company & sympathy
Thirst less can go for long c drinking
Loves cool air but needs to be covered during chill, warmth, summer;
Changefulness, emotional symp. Change Sadness, changes into laugther mildness into anger
Changeable flow of menses circulation – unstable.
-M.M. by Dr. J.D. Patil.
-M.M. by Dr. Tarkas.
-Hindi Magazine-Hahnemann Disha.
-Pharmacy by experienced teachers.