Doctors of JSPS Government Homeopathic Medical College, Hyderabad, India, and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) conducted research on Crotalus Horridus, the commonly known rattlesnake. They have proved that the venom can arrest the multiplication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Dr. Praveen Kumar, Head of Department of Practice of Medicine at JSPS College, said that Crotalus Horridus
has inhibited reverse transcriptase (RT), an enzyme which is utilized by viruses like HIV and Hepatitis-B to convert the viral RNA into viral DNA so that they multiply into billions and wreck patients.
"As a virologist, I was surprised to learn that homeopathy also sources medicines from virus, bacteria and parasites, long before microbiology was fully developed," remarked Dr Abhay Chaudhary, Director Haffkine Institute, which makes polio vaccine in India.
For years, homeopathy has been adapting the process of converting snake venom and poison from deadly scorpions, spiders and wild bees into medicinal substances by transforming them into nano-particles that have proved safe and effective for patients, said Dr Rajesh Shah.