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What do we know about camphora 1m and arsenic album 30 — homoeopathic immunity boosters — that are being recommended as a treatment in India?

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April 21, 2021

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There has not been widespread, conclusive, or objective data to support the use of camphora 1m and arsenic album 30 as immunity boosters. The WHO and U.S. CDC point to supportive care as some therapeutic options are evaluated and studied, but none of these include homeopathic medications. At this time, it is not recommended as an effective treatment or prophylaxis for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

There has not been widespread, conclusive, or objective data to support the use of camphora 1m and arsenic album 30 as immunity boosters. The WHO and U.S. CDC point to supportive care as some therapeutic options are evaluated and studied, but none of these include homeopathic medications. At this time, it is not recommended as an effective treatment or prophylaxis for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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There has not been widespread, conclusive, or objective data to support the use of camphora 1m and arsenic album 30 as immunity boosters. The WHO and U.S. CDC point to supportive care as some therapeutic options are evaluated and studied, but none of these include homeopathic medications. At this time, it is not recommended as an effective treatment or prophylaxis for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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While there is much research ongoing to provide treatments for COVID-19, there has been no supportive findings of utilizing homeopathic methods, like camphor 1m and arsenic album 30, as a method for preventing or treating COVID-19 infections. Journals that have published on this have emphasized historical use but are unable to point to in vitro studies (studies occurring in test tubes, petri dishes, and elsewhere outside a living organism) or substantiated evidence of efficacy during the pandemic.

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  1. Homeopathy to holistically strengthen body's defences for coronavirus infection (ARHF)
  2. Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) (U.S. CDC)

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