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Galanga, Gingembre et Ajowan, 1
Association de trois épices aux vertus antispasmodiques

Himcospaz, un médicament de Himalaya Drug Company

Séminaire du Jeudi 10 janvier 2013

L'objectif de cette analyse est de montrer que chaque élément de l'expérience vécue dans un contexte local ethnographiquement situé est une facette à partir de laquelle on peut explorer la totalité du monde environnant. L'analyse fait ressortir le rôle crucial, incontournable des langues naturelles dans la cognition. Partons d'un objet technique, médicament commercialisé par Himalaya Drug Company sous le nom de Himcospaz (le suffixe connotant les propriétés antispasmodiques). Association de trois épices. Je préfère dire épices, pour conserver à aromatiques son sens strict dans la pharmacie ayurvédique où l'on distingue les Aromatiques, les Piquantes et les Amères.

Présentation sur le site web de Himalaya Drug Company:

http://www.himalayawellness.com/ products/pharmaceuticals/ himcospaz.htm

Himcospaz

The breakthrough antispasmodic

Action:

Antispasmodic: Himcospaz inhibits the contractions induced by several spasmogens (agents that produce muscle spasms) like acetylcholine and histamine.

Other actions: While relieving non-specific abdominal colic, Himcospaz improves digestion and controls diarrhea. As an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent, the drug is effective in alleviating the pain associated with menstrual cramps. Prostaglandin inhibitors found in Himcospaz are effective in the treatment of dysmenorrhea and other smooth muscle colic.

Indications:

  • Uterine colic as a result of dysmenorrhea and pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Abdominal colic including intestinal colic (amoebic colitis)
  • Biliary colic as a result of cholecystitis and gallstones
  • Spasms associated with chronic infective and secretory diarrhea, bacillary and amoebic dysentery, worm infestation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and mucus colitis
  • Acute pain associated with lower urinary tract infections
  • Acute pain associated with pancreatitis
  • Ureteric spasms

Key ingredients:

Celery (Ajamoda) has spasmolytic (arresting spasms) properties, which are especially beneficial in relieving gastrointestinal tract spasms.

Ginger (Sunthi) inhibits both acetylcholine-evoked and electrically-induced smooth muscle contractions. The spasmolytic property is attributed to the active chemical constituent in Ginger, gingerol, which also inhibits the biosynthesis of prostaglandins (lipid compounds that have a role in pain perception). Ginger is also an anti-inflammatory that helps in the management of pain and discomfort associated with inflammatory changes in the gastrointestinal tract.

Each Himcospaz capsule contains: Exts.

Sati (Curcuma zedoaria) 25.5mg
Sunthi (Zingiber offcinale) 24mg
Ajamoda (Apium graveolens) 96mg