Doctors are saying that homeopathy may offer a cure for swine flu, the dreaded disease, which has so far infected over 700 people and claimed one life in India.
"Based on the symptoms, homeopathy can offer an effective cure to swine flu. Moreover, it does not have any side effects," said Harcharanjeet Kaur, a homeopath at Baksons homeopathy clinic. Many homeopaths are now drafting a proposal to tackle the disease and are due to submit the same to the health ministry.
Mukesh Batra, of the famed Batra's homeopathy, said that the mortality of the Spanish flu in 1918 when treated with homeopathy was just 1.05% when compared with 28% when treated with allopathy.
"Gelsemium and Bryonia were the two homeopathic remedies that proved to be effective against the H1N1 strain back then. These could be of great use even today," Batra said.
Homeopathic doctors have also said that people should not panic as the chances of dying from swine flu are low when proper treatment is given.