TONGO (Dipteryx odorata) Properties and Preparation: Tongo, also known as Dipteryx odorata or Diptrix Odorata, is a homeopathic medicine prepar
TONGO (Dipteryx odorata)
Properties and Preparation:
Tongo, also known as Dipteryx odorata or Diptrix Odorata, is a homeopathic medicine prepared from the dried beans of the Tongo plant. The beans undergo a meticulous process of extraction and potentization to harness their healing properties.
Symptoms and Materia Medica:
Neuralgic Affections and Nerve Pain:
Tongo is a valuable remedy for neuralgic affections and pain related to nerves. It helps alleviate symptoms such as shooting, tearing, or severe pain throughout the body.
Migraine and Headaches:
In cases of severe headaches, especially when caused by pain in the supraorbital nerve or shooting pains in the head with drowsiness, Tongo can provide relief.
Tongo is beneficial for respiratory conditions, including coryza (nasal congestion), where the nose is blocked and breathing through the mouth becomes necessary.
Toothache and Bleeding Gums:
For complaints of toothache with tearing pains, particularly in the molars, and bleeding gums, Tongo is effective and provides good results.
Confusion and Aversion to Work:
Tongo is useful when patients experience confusion and have a strong dislike for any kind of work.
Dry Eyes and Excessive Tearing:
Dryness of the eyes while reading, along with a feeling of heaviness and trembling in the upper eyelids, can be relieved with Tongo. It also addresses excessive tearing of the eyes caused by prolonged reading.
Sneezing and Ringing in the Ears:
Tongo can alleviate violent sneezing accompanied by ringing in the ears.
Accumulation of Saliva:
In cases of excessive accumulation of saliva in the mouth, Tongo provides relief.
Tongo helps with throat discomfort, characterized by a scraping sensation and roughness.
Stomach Burning and Pinching Sensations:
For burning sensation in the stomach, along with pinching sensations, Tongo can be beneficial.
Diarrhea and Abdominal Sensitivity:
Tongo addresses diarrhea followed by heightened sensitivity of the abdomen.
Scanty Urination with Slimy Sediment:
In cases of scanty urination with a color resembling white wine and the presence of slimy sediment, Tongo can be effective.
Discharge of Thick Mucus from the Vagina:
Tongo is indicated when there is a discharge of thick mucus from the vagina.
Limb Pains and Joint Stiffness:
Tongo relieves tearing pains in the limbs, which are improved by external pressure and movement. It also helps alleviate pain in stiff joints, sciatica, and back pains.
Tongo is known for its usefulness in various general symptoms, including tearing pains in the hip joints, femur, and knee, especially on the left side.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Q: Are there any side effects of Tongo?
A: Tongo does not have any known side effects. However, it is important to follow the recommended dosage and guidelines. Avoid taking it continuously unless prescribed by a physician.
Q: How should Tongo be taken?
A: Take 5 drops of Tongo in half a cup of water three times a day. Alternatively, you can use globules soaked with Tongo and take them three times a day or as prescribed by a physician.
Q: What precautions should be taken while using Tongo?
A: Always maintain a 15-minute gap before or after meals when taking Tongo. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a homeopathic practitioner before using Tongo. It is advised to avoid consuming tobacco or alcohol while taking Tongo.
Q: Can Tongo be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A: It is generally recommended to consult with a qualified homeopathic practitioner or healthcare professional before using Tongo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding to ensure its appropriateness and safety.
Q: How long should I take Tongo?
A: The duration of treatment with Tongo can vary depending on the specific condition being addressed. It is best to consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner or healthcare professional who can provide personalized guidance on the duration of treatment.
“Keynotes and Characteristics with Comparisons” by H.C. Allen
This book provides comprehensive information on homeopathic remedies, including Tongo, highlighting their key symptoms and characteristics.
“A Concise Repertory of Homeopathic Medicines” by S.R. Phatak
This repertory contains a wide range of homeopathic remedies, including Tongo, along with their indications for various symptoms.
“Materia Medica Pura” by Samuel Hahnemann
Hahnemann’s classic work provides detailed descriptions of homeopathic remedies, including Tongo, based on provings and clinical experience.
“Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica” by J.H. Clarke
This dictionary offers a practical approach to understanding homeopathic remedies, including Tongo, with emphasis on their clinical applications.
“Boericke’s New Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica with Repertory” by William Boericke
A widely used reference book, it includes a comprehensive materia medica and a repertory, providing valuable information on Tongo and its indications.
Note: It is always recommended to consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner or refer to authoritative homeopathic literature for accurate prescribing information and guidance.