Key Words: Lymphdiaral, lymphedema, edema, swelling, swollen glands, lymphtic inflammation, skin irritation
I have recently heard of yet another wonder product in the treatment of lymphedema. It is called lymphdiaral and apparently is being recommended in conjunction with Complex Decongestive Therapy.
In addition to lymphedema this homeopathic medicine is supposed to be helpful in providing “amazing” results in eczma, psoriasis, skin irrition, scars, chronic disorders of the lymph system, and lymphatic congestion etc etc and etc.
Readers need to understand that there is absolutely no independent clinical studies that vindicate any claim what so ever that this is helpful or beneficial in the treatment of lymphedema.
We need to remember that the reason we have lymphedema is that the lymphatic system is damaged, impaired, not complete and in some cases missing major lymph nodes. Unless this cream is going to “grow” new lymphatics, then it is difficult to understand how it can be beneficial.
When you read through the ingredients, you will actually find many items that have been tested and have been found NOT to be helpful. Calendula, condor plant, poke-root St. Mary's thistle golden seal dandelion, arsenic oxide (yes, arsenic) and others simply have not basis for claiming to be helpful either.
What bothers me as well, is that it was touted as medicine of the month in the German magazine Praxis Magazin (Practice Magazine) in April 2005. This was 7 year ago and why is there nothing more on the homeopathic cream? Where is the research that should have been done during the past 7 years to see if it actually is valid for lymphatic diseases? It claims to “complete” the effects of manual lymph drainage, yet no where can you find the information on exactly HOW
Too many unanswered questions and too little evidence to validate its claims.
So this would seem to be just another buyer beware item
July 21, 2012
Calendula (marigold), indicated for wound healing, skin inflammation, wounds, frostbite and burns; Conium (poison hemlock), indicated for swollen glands and neoplasms in various organs; Colchicum e seminibus (meadow saffron), indicated for acute and chronic gout, acute joint rheumatism, tenysynovitis and inflammation of the gastro-intestinal tract;
Mercurius bijodatus (mercury iodide), indicated mucosal inflammation of the nose, throat, tonsils and eyes; Stibium sulfuratum nigrum (black sulphide of antimony), indicated for skin diseases and rheumatic diseases; and Podophyllum (may-apple), indicated for tissue and connective tissue weakness, ex. prolapse of rectum and uterus), and diseases of the hepatic and biliary tracts.
Calendula (see above); Condurango (condor plant), indicated for inflammation and constriction of the oesophagus and cracked and ulcerous lips;
Phytolacca (poke-root), indicated for inflammation and diseases of the mammary glands, mucosal inflammation, particularly of the airways, highly febrile infections, rheumatic diseases;
Carduus marianus (St. Mary's thistle), indicated for hepatic and biliary diseases and rheumatic pains in the shoulder and joint hips;
Chelidonium (celandine), indicated for inflammation and chronic disorders of the hepatic and biliary system and inflammation of the respiratory organs;
Hydrastis (golden seal), indicated for inflammation and spasms of the hepatic and biliary tracts and the gastro-intestinal tract and mucosal purulence;
Leptandra (culver's root), indicated for inflammation of the liver and the biliary system;
Taraxacum (dandelion), indicated for inflammation and diseases of the hepatic and biliary system;
Arsenicum album (arsenic oxide), indicated for mild to severe inflammation in all tissues and organs, serious infections, diseases due to wear, and benign and malignant tissue growths;
Echinacea (purple cone-flower), indicated for adjuvant treatment of severe and febrile infections by strengthening the immune system;
Lycopodium (club moss), indicated for inflammation of the airways, sequelae of infectious diseases, inflammation and disorders of the hepatic and biliary systems, various chronic and acute skin diseases, and general blood poisoning; Sanguinaria (blood root), indicated for rheumatic pains and inflammation of the airways.