A Study on Valikanam

Saravanan, N (2013) A Study on Valikanam. Masters thesis, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.


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Patients attending the OPD, IPD of NIS having the compliants of Valikanam diagnosed clinically and the patients were observed for clinical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis. Classical symptoms of Valikanam with emphasis to symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection like Rumbing noise in stomach, Mild Fever, Cough, Thirst, Dysuria, Throat irritation, lack of appetite Clinical diagnosis of Valikanam was done on the basis of clinical features described in Balavagadam text. Laboratory diagnosis was done by modern scientific methods of examinations. Diagnosis has been made based on the specially prepared proforma, including all clinical signs and symptoms of the disease, in which detailed history had been taken The signs, symptoms, and etiopathogenesis of upper respiratory illlness explained in modern diagnosis have lot of similarities with the disease entity Valikanam. The medicine chosen for clinical treatment and management of valikanam is Sathaveri kirudham internally two times in a day for 20 days. All the patients were kept under strict dietary control during the treatment. The observation on effect of therapy was encouraging. The clinical efficacy of the drug was analyzed statistically on all the symptoms mentioned in the assessment criteria. The observation made during the clinical study showed that the trail drug Sathaveri kirudham was clinically effective. In quantitative analysis, the trial medicine Sathaveri kirudham had calcium,ferrous iron, phosphate, sodium and magnesium. CONCLUSION: All the 40 patients of Valikanam were treated with Sathaveri kirudham internally two times in a day. The ingredients of Sathaveri kirudham are feasible and useful; these compounds may serve as potentially useful drug at a lower cost. The medicine has many properties to control the signs and symptoms of valikanam. During the course of treatment, no adverse interactions were observed. Clinical results were found to be significant good improvement was found in 62.5% of cases, moderate in 25% of cases, mild in 12.5% of cases. Because of the efficient results clinically, the study may be carried over to further researches and it may motivate the upcoming generation to manage the disease Valikanam through the siddha medicine and also this study throw new glitters for the Siddha Medicine. The present clinical study has established that Sathaveri kirudham is having good result in reducing the majority of symptoms of the Valikanam. This has, in turn, provided a golden opportunity for new drug established in the management of Valikanam.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Valikanam ; Upper Respiratory Tract Infection ; Sathaveri kirudham.
Subjects: AYUSH > Kuzhanthai Maruthuvam
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 16:52
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2019 02:57
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10372

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