Cephalandra indica MT Homeopathic Remedy

Homeopathic Remedy Cephalandra indica MT is mother tincture of Cephalandra Indica or Ivy Gourd or Scarlet fruit. The aerial parts of the plant are used for preparation of this remedy. Cephalandra indica MT is mainly used in treatment of Diabetes and for treatment of Blood urea and Blood Sugar.

Cephalandra indica MT is helpful in following conditions:

  • Abscess and carbuncles
  • Burning pains all over the body
  • Chronic fever with burning in the eyes
  • Diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus
  • Dryness of mouth with excessive thirst
  • Edema and water retention in body.
  • For poisonous boils
  • Giddiness
  • Haemorrhage or bleeding in stomach
  • Jaundice
  • Profuse urination and severe exhaustion after urination
  • Severe headache on exposure to sun

Brand/Manufacturer: Many pharmacies

Availability: Online and at medical stores

Type of medicine: Homeopathic Medicine

Main Indication: Diabetes

Contraindications: No known contraindication

Interactions: No known interaction

Side-effects: No known side effects


  • Schwabe as CEPHALANDRA INDICA MT (Q) 30ml @ Rs. 94.00
  • Reckeweg- Cephalandra Indica Q Mother Tincture 20ml @ Rs. 206
  • SBL Cephalandra Indica Mother Tincture Q 30ml @ Rs. ₹80.

Cephalandra indica MT Composition

Mother Tincture of Cephalandra indica.

Cephalandra Indica

  • Synonyms: Coccinia indica, Coccinia cordfolia, Coccinia grandis.
  • Common Indian name: Kundru ki bail
  • English: Scarlet-fruited gourd, tindora, koval fruit
  • Sanskrit: Vimboshta Vimbaja Bimba Tundika
  • Telugu: Bimbika, Donda.
  • Malayalam: Kova.
  • Kannada: Tonde-balie.
  • Arab, Persian: Kabare
  • Bengali: Tela-kucha
  • Hindi: kanduri ki bill
  • Tamil: Korai
  • Punjabi: Kanduri


  • Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
  • Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
  • Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
  • Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
  • Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
  • Subclass: Dilleniidae
  • Order: Violales

The wild variety has a five-cornered leaf. When eaten raw, it has a cucumber like taste, with slight sourness.  It has an enzyme which delays carbohydrates from turning into glucose upon digestion.


  • Patient feel worse after passing urine.
  • He feels better by cold application.

Cephalandra Indica is commonly known little gourd. It grows in large quantities. It grows all over India. Its stems, leaves, roots and fruit are used in preparation of remedy. It is seen that chewing the raw fruit cures common mouth sores. Its leaves are crushed and applied on boils and skin eruptions. Its fruit also heals gout problems and cures coughs.

Its juice helps to cure kidney problems by detoxification. It removes toxic material from body through urine.  It is very useful in treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Its fruit is chewed raw after meal, which helps digestion.

Cephalandra indica MT Important Therapeutic Uses


  • It is very useful remedy for Diabetes mellitus and Diabetes insipidus.
  • It is very useful for skin complaints which occur in diabetes.
  • It is very good remedy for jaundice, dropsy, dysentery.
  • It is very useful in sunstroke.
  • It is good remedy for boils, carbuncles, abscesses.
  • It helps to control diabetes along with diet restrictions. It helps in treatment of glucose in urine.
  • It is given when patient has intolerable burning sensation all over the body.
  • It is given to a person who is very sensitive to noise and to other external impressions like sound, touch, light.
  • It is helpful in controlling pulsation of the nerves.
  • It is given to a patient who is very sad. He does not want to any work. HE is gloomy. It is given to a person whose memory is partially gone. Patient is very sensitive mentally and physically. Patient’s face is red and burning.
  • It is given when patient feels weakness and giddiness which is worse after passing urine.
  • It is very useful for burning of eyes.
  • It treats dryness of mouth with great thirst for a large quantity of water at a time. He feels worse after passing urine.
  • It also helpful in treating dryness of throat.
  • It is given when patient has loss of appetite. Patient has greenish mucus stool, which at times has tinged with blood. It also treats pain before and during stool.
  • It cures classic symptoms of diabetes, which involves frequent urination. Patient has profuse urination. He feels weak and exhausted after passing urine, with the presence of sugar in urine.
  • It is very helpful in treatment of some of the symptoms which are actually related to complications of diabetes, like pain in lower limbs, muscular tenderness in lower limbs. It is also useful in intermittent claudication. It is very effective remedy for reducing fasting blood sugar level.

Cephalandra indica MT Dosage

The recommended dosage of medicine is given below:

Mother tincture, 15 drops of Cephalandra Indica mother tincture in half a cup of normal water twice each day for 3 months unless otherwise prescribed by the physician. It can be taken along with allopathic medicines.

Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Suggestions

  • It has no known side-effect.
  • It has no known drug interaction.
  • It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
  • Homeopathic medicines should be taken after cleaning the mouth and preferably in empty stomach.
  • Please do not eat strong smelling food items such as onion, garlic etc. within half an hour before and after taking the medicine.
  • In case white globules have turn yellow, or sediments appear in the liquid form of medicine, do not take.
  • Do not take tobacco in any form.
  • During homoeopathic treatment, no other medicines should be taken, unless suggested by a qualified homoeopathic doctor.

Keep the medicines:

  • Away from strong smelling substances like camphor, menthol etc.
  • In a cool, dry place away from direct exposure to sunlight.
  • Away from the reach of children.

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