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Description of the medicine: Lamb broth (Decoctum Lycopodii selaginosi)

BARANZ decoction (Decoctum Lycopodii selaginosi). 5% decoction of grass of the ram-ram (Herba Huperziae selaginis, syn. Lusorium selago L.), fam. plunovoids (Lucorodiaseae).

The ingestion of rams decoction causes a strong vegetative reaction, salivation, sweating, muscle fibrillation, lowering blood pressure, changing heart rate, breathing, general painful condition, severe and prolonged (up to 2-6 hours) nausea and repeated (up to 5-8 times or more ) vomiting. Nausea is worse with alcohol and tobacco. With a combination of alcohol and a decoction of ram, relatively conditioned aversion to alcohol is produced relatively quickly. In this regard, ram broth is used to treat patients with chronic alcoholism.

Treatment with rams broth is carried out in specialized medical institutions under the supervision of a doctor (usually in combination with psychotherapy).

Treatment with ram decoction begins only 3 to 4 days after the cessation of alcohol consumption. Assign inside 80 - 100 ml of freshly prepared 5% solution of broth. After 3 - 15 minutes give 3-5 ml of an alcoholic drink (vodka or wine) and at the same time give this drink a sniff. An emetic reaction occurs after 10 - 15 minutes, and sometimes later (after 1 - 3 hours), in order to accelerate the development of an aversion to alcohol, an alcoholic drink is given again before each emetic reaction. Usually, by the end of the session, not only alcoholic drinks, but even their verbal designation (the word "vodka") causes nausea and vomiting. In some cases, a negative reaction is generated after 2 to 3 combinations. To prevent the recurrence of alcoholism, they are subsequently re-treated (1–2 sessions) when they are attracted to alcohol (after six months, 1–2 years or more, depending on the patient’s condition and his reaction to alcohol).

A method of treatment with small doses of ram is also used, which practically does not give complications. Assign a 5% solution of broth 10-15 ml in the first half of the day (daily dose of 30-40 ml). After receiving a decoction, the patient takes a sip of an alcoholic drink and then is present at apomorphine therapy sessions that are carried out with other patients. Usually this is enough to cause nausea and vomiting. Some patients develop a vegetative reaction: salivation, sweating. For 10 15 such procedures, a negative reaction to alcohol is produced.

A sheep’s broth is prepared as follows: 10 g of chopped herbs are placed in a flask, 200 ml of water are poured, boiled for 15 minutes over low heat; cool the broth, add up to 200 ml with water, squeeze the grass, filter. The broth quickly deteriorates, so it is preferable to use it immediately after cooking. It can be stored in the refrigerator for no more than 2 days.

Storage: List B.