Remedy for dengue Homeopathic magic drug
Posted on June 17th, 2017

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando

Prof. Kolitha Sellahewa, Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital elucidated in full, how to control and treat dengue affected patients through conventional methods, in my column on 3 June 2017. However, there appears to be two schools of thought in dealing with this deadly disease – Conventional v Homeopathic.

The orthodox way to treat patients according to Western medicine is by diagnostic tests, drugs, and surgery. Doctors who are bound by the Hippocratic oath have no faith in the efficacy of homeopathic preparations on the basis that those are not clinically proven. Contrary to such disparity, Homeopaths believe in using natural principles in the treatment of disease. With regard to dengue, they claim the two homoeopathic preparations, Abies Nigra, and Eupatorium Perfoliatum have, in their experience, helped many dengue affected patients to recover from the critical phase of sliding down to the Dengue Shock Syndrome stage.

Origins of Homeopathy

German physician, Samuel Hahnemann discovered Homeopathic as an alternative medicine in 1796 based on his doctrine ‘like cures like’ (law of similar).Nevertheless, critics of Homeopathy regard it as a pseudoscience that is incorrectly presented as scientific. Homeopathic preparations are manufactured using a process of dilution known as ‘potentisation’ in which a substance is mixed with alcohol or distilled water, and then briskly shaken repeatedly in a process called ‘succession’ until no molecules of the original substance remain. Finally the substance is termed as a homeopathic. The process is governed by consulting reference books known as ‘repertories’.

Sri Lankan perspective

Homeopathy is recognized in Sri Lanka and comes under the purview of Ministry of Indigenous Medicine. In addition, there is also Homoeopathic Medical Council. These two entities collaborate with the Presidential Task Force and the National Dengue Control Programme to implement a nationwide ‘prophylactic’ programme. In such a backdrop homeopaths are mystified as to why the government prohibits doctors to use homoeopathic drugs, even though some doctors are convinced in their own right. They claim it as an absolute crime to let patients suffer and die unnecessarily when some of the government doctors who would like to use the homoeopathic drug on dengue patients are restricted by rules and regulations.

The Rajapaksa regime allocated Rs 300 million in 2012 to the Dengue Control Unit. In the wake of a dengue epidemic today, the million-dollar question is whether the much-touted Presidential Task Force and National Dengue Control Programme had overlooked homeopathy as an effective solution to treat dengue patients.

Public advice

Dr. Mass R. Usuf, PhD, M (Acu), MFHom, published several articles in the national English press on Homeopathy Prevention and Cure. He had explained in detail to what extent the homoeopathic drug ‘Eupatorium Perfoliatum’ had cured hundreds of dengue affected patients from his own personal experience. In support of his claim, he said:

Out of 24,000 flu cases, during the great influenza pandemic in 1918, the mortality rate after treating with orthodox medicine was 28.2 per cent; those treated homeopathically was only 1.05 per cent. (‘The Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, May 1921). The mortality rate after treating typhus fever in 1813 with conventional medicine was 30 per cent, whereas only 1 per cent with homoeopathic treatment. When cholera ravaged Europe in 1831, the mortality rate with conventional treatment was 40 per cent – 80 per cent whereas only 9 per cent was recorded with homeopathic treatment. (”

Notwithstanding, Homeopaths blame the health authorities in Sri Lanka for turning a blind eye when thousands become ill and hundreds die of dengue fever. They claim homoeopathic prophylactic is extremely cheap in comparison to tens of millions of rupees the government spends on Dengue Health Care. Homoeopathic drugs are free of side effects and could even be administered to a day old infant, they claim.

Colombo Forum

On behalf of the Muslim Aid Foundation in Sri Lanka, an interaction programme was held on 25 May 2017 at the Hector Kobbekaduwa Centre in Colombo. It was attended by eminent homoeopaths, professionals from various fields, and a medical officer from the Ministry of Health, members of the civil society including the President of the Homoeopathic Council and the press. The purpose of the conference was to find ways and means of educating the public about dengue in general, and to effectively distribute the prophylactic Eupatorium Perfoliatum widely.

Joe de Livera, CEO of an almost a century old business Organisation in Pettah, introduced himself as a living example of how the daily use of Arnica 30c (Homeopathic preparation) can benefit the user right up to old age. Joe aged 87 claimed, “I do not bear the usual signs of old age and do not sport any wrinkles on my skin, neither do I have any aches and pains in my body which is usually the price one pays for the advancing years. I do not take any allopathic drugs whatever except on a SOS basis, like after surgery. All my medical statistics are normal.”

Joe has pioneered in treating dengue since 2008 when dengue replaced Chikungunya in Sri Lanka. He prescribes Eupatorium Perfoliatum 200c in the wet dose, which is made by inserting 6-8 pellets into a 500ml bottle of water from which a dose of 10ml given every three hours as soon as the patient is proved to be positive to the Dengue Antigen Test. In his experience, the patient usually shows marked improvement in a few hours after the second dose, and the third dose usually makes the patient’s Platelet count to rise at the rate of around 2,500 per hour. Body pains, fever and vomiting usually leave the patient in a few hours after the second dose is administered, and the patent feels fit to be discharged, if warded in a hospital.

Personal experience

From personal experience, he finds many doctors who have used this ‘magic drug’ in their own clinics have confirmed that ‘it does wonders’ when compared to their own treatment protocol, but unfortunately there is a marked resistance to using this simple and safe remedy on the part of the SLMC, as their official position is that before any drug can be cleared for general use in hospitals it has to be subjected to tests, which usually take over six months to perform!

Joe spends about 2-3 hours on his own website ( daily, and also assists any patient who consults him in office by giving his services and the medicines free of charge. He has ‘simplified’ Homeopathic in a practical manner to work more positively, while the conventional Homoeopaths beat about the bush, as instructed by the classical exponents of this science, and often derisively classify his treatment as ‘Jopathy.’ ‘I am not alone in my “this for that therapy’ says Joe, and refers those interested to visit the website of Prasanta Banerjee Homoeopathic Research Foundation (

Those doctors who are convinced on the effects of using Eupatorium Perfoliatum 200c in the Wet dose have been informed that this homoeopathic remedy is already being used by patients who are aware of its availability free of charge in a few centres throughout Sri Lanka in bottles of water, medicated in the manner described, but the urgent need today, he asserts, is to ensure that it is available in all hospitals in Sri Lanka to arrest the current rate of fatalities that is reported to be well over 200 mark for 2017.

Normal practice

It is a sad affair that due to various indispositions of the human body many hospitals are unable to provide beds for thousands of patients daily, as such it has become the normal practice having two patients sharing a single bed such as Kalubowila, due to the high incidence of warded patients. Rather tragic indeed to witness some patients having to sleep on mats on the floor, even after undergoing minor surgery. What’s more shocking is to record few hospitals (like Ragama) having to send dengue patients back home after inserting a Cannula in the hand with Dextrose IV solution connected with instructions for use at home. This is purely due to the fact that absolutely there is no space in the wards to accommodate the many thousands who seek treatment today.

In the present context, dengue is identified as the Type 2 virus that is spreading at epidemic levels, which is the most difficult of the four types of the virus to treat. In such a backdrop Joe de Livera strongly feels that commonsense should prevail on the authorities to give the green light, at least to test it out on a few patients, to verify how this remedy “Eupatorium Perfoliatum” 200c in the Wet dose can cure dengue patients. Adding further, he says that there is absolutely no objection whatsoever for hospitals to continue with the standard treatment protocol because all that is necessary is the relieving water-mixture is given to patients, while a physician in the ward can verify results.

Major issues

Joe de Livera voluntarily and very generously offered to supply 10,000 globules of Eupatorium Perfoliatum which can be used to activate a few thousand bottles of water free of charge to any organization that can distribute the water to patients. It was concluded that what is urgently needed is to contact and educate the public about this homoeopathic drug through community centres, places of worship and principals of schools and to make the drug available at those centres free of charge. Alternatively, to request various philanthropic agencies to buy this inexpensive prophylactic and make it freely available to the public or to supply them in smaller bottles or sell at a negligible cost to the public. Adequate publicity through the press, television, and the social media (Face Book) was recommended as the most pressing issue in getting the message across to the public. To dispel any inherent fears about this remedy, it was also suggested to have a qualified homoeopathic doctor at each Centre on the days of distribution.

There has, however, been no emphasis curing dengue with any drug, as there is none listed in the pharmacopoeia of drugs available worldwide. It is homeopaths’ fervent hope that the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) will wake up to realities and accept their plea and commence the trials, which they consider as being essential to use this miracle remedy to cure dengue immediately.

10 Responses to “Remedy for dengue Homeopathic magic drug”

  1. Fran Diaz Says:

    We thank Dr Tilak Fernando for this article.


    In 2010, during the MR Govt., the Colombo Municipal Council had distributed Homeopathy and Ayurveda products for the Dengue fever that was spreading at that time. This practice ought to be restarted. Where does Yahap stand on this ? Why has Yahap stopped that practice ?

    A Homeopathy School ought to be opened in Sri Lanka.
    The Osu Salas ought to sell Homeopathy products and books on the subject in all three languages.

    Homeopathy products are used and the subject taught widely in the west and INDIA. There is a great deal of material available on the subject on the internet.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    If homeopathic treatments are to accepted by the mainstream medical community, let the homeopaths take it upon themselves to establish beyond reasonable dobut of doctors two things:

    1. A sound theoretical and scientific foundation for their approach capable of convincing doctors schooled in modern science

    2. Double-blind tests of these homeopathic treatments in collaboration with appropriately trained medical doctors and scientists to prove beyond doubt the efficacy of the homeopathic treatments.

    If the homeopathic community FAILS to do that, they can hardly expect the conventional medical community to accept their treatments as valid snd prescribe them to their patients. Medical doctors can LOSE THEIR LICENSE TO PRACTICE if they prescribe such unproven medicines, besides being bound by the Hippocratic Oath of their profession to knowingly fo no harm to their patients.

    Conventional medical treatments are ALWAYS subjected to DOUBLE-BLIND-TESTS; homeopathic and auyrvedic treatmens MUST BE SUBJECTED TO THE SAME STANDARD before being accepted for prescription to unwary patients by ANY responsible practitoner of medicine.

    Therefore, as Fran Diaz did above, I ask the homeopathic and auyrveduc communities in collaboration with the government to develop schols to develop their fields, and to perform DOUBLE-BLIND-TESTS for their remedies without accusing the medical community of asinine neglect.

    TAKE THE INITIATIVE and ACT to DEVELOP the THEORY, the SCIENCE and the PROOF of your potentially valuable treatments!

    Failure to do that, will keep you forever in the sidelines throwing mud at those who are doing what you REFUSE to do yourselves!

  3. Cerberus Says:

    I do whole hearted agree with the writer since I have been using Homoeopathy for a very long time and have avoided flus, colds, coughs when many around me were down with it. Please see the articles below for details of testing done on Homoeopathy. – Evidence for Homoeopathy – British Homoeopathic Association. -The Swiss Government’s Remarkable Report on Homeopathic Medicine -Harvard Study Has Good News for Homeopathic Medicine – Integrative Practitioner

  4. NAK Says:

    It would have been very much helpful if Dr.Fernando also included places from where this magic drug could be obtained.

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    It is best to read up on what H’pathy is, and how it works first before taking any of these medicines. Also precautions to be taken to ensure efficacy. Also how these ought to be stored as the medicines are rather delicate. All the information is on line. Just Google your questions.

    We can locate a number of Homeopathy Pharma in INDIA, on line.
    Just Google ‘Homeopathy Pharmaceutical INDIA’ and get the addresses, phone nos etc and order on line any of the remedies needed. Very often a knowledgeable person will answer the phone call and answer some of the questions you may have too. Stick with well established Pharma places.

    In Sri Lanka, H’pathy has been squashed with various false stories by interested parties – competitors for drug sales, no doubt !

    That said, it is also important to watch one’s diet and general rules of good health whilst taking any H’pathy medicines. Can also read up also re H’pathy dose (high or low) and what the best remedies are for a particular ailment, all on line.

  6. Fran Diaz Says:

    There is no doubt that Conventional Pharma has done much good in many ways in Diagnostics, Containing Epidemics, Emergency Care, etc.

    Ideally, the two Systems should work TOGETHER to deliver the best Health Care to every country, mainly in Preventive Medicine and Aftercare, and even in Trauma.

    Over to the Ministry of Health !
    Are they up to the task ?

  7. Cerberus Says:

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    Dengue Fever triggers an instant scare, and rightly so. It’s a viral fever spread by mosquitoes and caused by the Dengue virus. It is also known as “break-bone fever”. The main symptoms of Dengue Fever are high fever with severe muscle and joint pains. Other symptoms include headache, pain behind the eyes worsened by eye motion or pressure, nausea or vomiting, and skin rash. A few cases of Dengue Fever may show a bleeding tendency too, when it is termed Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. The bleeding may be under the skin (Petechiae, Echymosis, Purpura), from the nose (Epistaxis), gums, vomiting of blood (Hematemesis) or blood in stool. In such cases, the platelets (cells responsible for clotting of blood) in the blood significantly decrease in platelets leading to hemorrhages and also extravasation of fluids . In severe bleeding and extravsation of fluids , shock develops with lowered blood pressure, rapid or weak pulse with cold clammy skin and restlessness. Such severe cases with shock are referred to as Dengue Shock Syndrome.
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    I would rank Eupatorium Perfoliatum as the best Homeopathic medicine for Dengue Fever. The one most important symptom of Dengue Fever when Eupatorium Perfoliatum is indicated and can be of great help is – severe muscle and joint pains with high fever. Eupatorium happens to the most effective homeopathic in curing dengue fever .Homeopathic medicine Eupatorium Perfoliatum is also popularly known as “bone set” as it brings about the quickest relief in severe bone and joint pains in fever. The pain can be present in any bone or it can be generalised in the whole body. The patient may also have general body ache with a feeling as if the whole body is broken. Apart from relieving joint pains, Homeopathic medicine Eupatorium Perfoliatum is also very beneficial in providing relief from severe pain in the eyeballs in Dengue Fever. It helps in recovering from headache with nausea and vomiting too. Mainly the patients requiring this remedy for Dengue have severe chill with shivering and severe body pains . In majority of the cases, sweat brings relief in all the symptoms, with the exception of pain in head.
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    Although there is no concrete research on the role of Eupatorium as preventive homeopathic medicine for dengue fever it widely used as a prophylaxis for dengue. It is used as its usage is in accordance with homeopathic laws of prophylaxis ( laws stated in homeopathic philosophy suggest that the medicine that is closest in symptom-match to the symptoms of an outbreak can be used as a prophylaxis) . The homeopathic medicine which closely corroborates to the symptoms of Dengue outbreak is Eupatorium Perfoliatum. It can be used in 30 c potenc twice daily during an outbreak of Dengue fever .
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  8. Tilak Says:


    Hope this feed back helps you.
    Also if you want to contact Joe de Livera you may write to him on He will gladly send it to you free of charge free of charge Eupatorium Perfoliatum in wet dose, already prepared in 500 ml bottled water. He has volunteered to supply 10,000 of this dengue miracle drug to any body who could distribute them. Also any homeopathic pharmacy should sell them.

    Here is another feed back which might help:


    A pregnant friend of mine was diagnosed with Dengu a week before her due date and was in the ICU at castle hospital, Colombo,Sri Lanka for several days.

    Doctors eventually gave up saying they cannot save the mother or the baby.Tried everything and we had lost all hopes and we were left to just wait for the time.Suddenly remembered seeing a forwarded message in whatsapp and we decided to contact the Ayurvedic Doctor.

    Miraculously and, of course, with God’s will this medicine actually worked!!
    As promised exactly after 48 hours the platelets count increased.
    My friend started recovering and even gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and both are safe and healthy.
    So please do share this message cos this could save a life
    Contact number of the Doctor is
    If you have any questions with regards to this or to verify if this is true feel free to contact me Via Facebook
    I am Katheeja Aslam Alam.
    More than happy to help anyone who needs further details.

    I am so glad we decided to go ahead with this and thanks to Inoka Makalanda who had initially shared these contact details in the social media
    Here is part of the original forwarded message👇
    This particular medicine is bee’s honey produced by a certain person who has patent for his product from the Ayurvedic Drugs Cooperation with local orange or “narang” juice; 1 teaspoon each together 6 hourly.
    10000% guarantee that the patient would recover after 3 doses!
    When there are such miraculous Ayurvedic treatments for Dengu why should you let your loved ones die!
    Share this number of the producer of the bee’s honey and save your loved ones from Dengue – 0777621671


  9. Joe De Livera Says:

    To Dr Tilak Fernando

    Thank you Tilak for having accepted my invitation and participated at our meeting on May 25 which was attended by many doctors both Homeopathic and Allopathic where we all agreed that the crying need of the moment was to SAVE LIVES of patients who were infected by the Dengue Virus and the current Type II virus which is raging in Sri Lanka today and has claimed over 250 precious lives for 2017 up to now.

    I have pioneered in treating Chikungunya up to 2008 which had cost many hundreds of lives till it was replaced by the more virulent Dengue Virus which has cost many uncounted precious lives in Sri Lanka up to the end of 2016. The Dengue Type II virus which is the Hemorrhagic form of this Virus which was rarely recorded up to last year, showed up in 2017 and is raging today.

    I have created what can be considered a record in the treatment and CURE of Dengue Types I, III & IV by prescribing and giving patients who consult me free of charge, Eupatorium Perfoliatum 200c in the Wet dose which is made by inserting just 6-8 pellets of this remedy into a 500ml bottle of boiled, chlorine free water. A dose is 10ml or a large spoonful given to the patient every 3 hours. The patient usually recovers with the second dose when the Fever, Headache and Body ache disappear and the Vomiting ceases. The Platelet count if depressed also increases by 2500 per hour.

    Dengue Type II is however more difficult to treat even with the Eupat Perf 200 as the patient suffers from internal Hemorrhage and must be monitored carefully in a hospital sometimes requiring a Blood Transfusion.

    I have just treated and CURED a 12 year old boy who presented a fever last Thursday June 15. His mother collected the medicine on Friday morning after the Blood test indicated that it was Dengue positive. She was distraught as the fever was at 102.4F and the boy was vomiting. She called me about 3 hours later to inform me that within 2 hours after the first dose, the fever had left him when the vomiting stopped. Her son was demanding Ice Cream and she wanted my advice on what she should do. I OKay’ed it and he went back to his iPad, CURED in under 4 HOURS after the first dose. It is interesting to record that he drank a lot of water which strangely enough is denied patients warded in a hospital.

    This can be considered as a Miracle CURE of Dengue which in the case of this 12 year old was obviously not the Type II Virus and was treated at home.

    I have tried very hard to persuade the Medical profession to use my therapy which I have offered free of charge, together with their own protocol but the doctors in the hospitals are governed by strict rules that forbid them to use any drug without official permission. I have always pointed out that my therapy with Eupat Perf 200c is NOT a drug and is just medicated water which if subjected to any test will not show the presence of any drug.

    But Rules must be observed under pain of losing their license to practice. As a result Precious Lives are sacrificed daily and it is in the hands of the Medical profession to end this disaster.

    It is my plea that these Rules are overlooked and that Eupatorium Perfoliatum 200c in the Wet dose is given together with the standard hospital protocol to all patients in Hospitals in Sri Lanka as this carnage must be arrested immediately.

    Joe De Livera
    Sri Lanka

  10. NAK Says:

    Thank you all. Thank you very much.

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