A Study on Mandai Karappan

Patturayan, R (2007) A Study on Mandai Karappan. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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Mandai karappan, a well known disease with considerable involvement of the skin and wide constitutional features was taken for the present study. At first step, various medical literatures dealing the disease karappan were collected. The disease Mandai karappan is more or less correlated with “Atopic Eczema”- Infantile and childhood type. Twenty cases were selected and careful detailed history was elicited and diagnosis was made on both siddha and modern methodology. Among the 20 cases, 16 were male and 4 were female. Regarding the treatment, all the cases were treated with “Mandai Karappan Thylum” internally and “karappan mel poochu thylum”externally. The duration of treatment ranged from 5 to 7 days depending upon the severity of the illness with further follow up for any recurrence. Most of the patients were responding well from the beginning with remarkable signs and improvement. The clinical diagnosis was done upon the basis of signs and symptoms explained in siddha pediatric text “Balavagadam”. The efficacies of the drugs were studied and observed during the study. The clinical trial was conducted with 20 patients. Among these, 3 patients had good relief, 12 had moderate and 5 had mild relief. During and after the course of treatment relapsing effects were reported and controlled by trail Medicine. The potency of the drugs was studied by bio-chemical analysis and pharmacological analysis in Govt. Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai. The bio-chemical analysis reveals the presence of Calcium, Sulphate, Ferrous, Tannic acid, Unstaturated compounds and amino acids. The pharmacological analysis of the drug Mandai Karappan Thylum reveals the presence of anti-histamine, and anti inflammatory action. The drug Karappan Thylum possesses anti-inflammatory action. These analyses ensure the efficacies of the trial drugs which were proved clinically. CONCLUSION: The literature has been collected from “Athma rachamirta vaithiya sarasangiragam”. • Clinical trial was conducted with 20 cases from both sexes from different age groups, ranging between 1 year to 12 years. • Before starting the treatment careful detailed of the history of the patient was carried out and recorded. • They were treated with ‘Mandai karappan Thylum’ internally and ‘Karappan mel poochu thylum’ externally. • History, clinical findings, laboratory results, Envagai thervugal and uyir thathukkal were used for the diagnostic purpose for Mandai krappan disease. • The general improvements of the patients were observed, few of the patients showed good relief generally, some of them showed moderate and most of them mild relief. • From the clinical study shows that the internal drug is clinically moderately effective for controlling the disease. • The action of external applications is also moderate action to controlled the disease. • The drugs were found to be free from adverse effects from the beginning and the entire course of treatment. • The raw drugs are available in all the months of the year. • The preparation of medicine is very simple. So they are beneficial for long term purpose for the disease “Mandai karappan”.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mandai Karappan ; Atopic Eczema ; Mandai karappan Thylum ; ‘Karappan mel poochu thylum.
Subjects: AYUSH > Kuzhanthai Maruthuvam
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 02:37
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 02:37
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10370

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