Ignatia in the treatment of oral lichen planus

Homeopathy. 2009 Jan;98(1):40-4. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2008.11.007.


Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of Ignatia homeopathic 30C in management of oral lichen planus (OLP).

Methods and materials: In this single blind randomized control clinical trial, 30 consecutive patients with oral lesions consistent clinically and histologically with erosive and/or atrophic OLP were recruited. The patients were randomly divided into two groups to receive Ignatia or placebo. They were treated for 4 months.

Results: Mean lesion sizes and mean pain measures differed between control and treatment groups favouring Ignatia (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Our results suggest that Ignatia has a beneficial effect in treatment of OLP in selected patients.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Homeopathy*
  • Humans
  • Lichen Planus, Oral / pathology
  • Lichen Planus, Oral / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Single-Blind Method