A Study on Kanam

Patturayan, R (2008) A Study on Kanam. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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Kanam is a debilitating disease of infants and childhood. • The etiology and the common clinical features of Kanam were correlated to the malnutrition and associated infections of the children. • The drug Amirtha sanjeevi kuzhigai was selected for the kanam. • It was administered orally two times a day with hot water. The dosage of drug is given in the table. • Bio Chemical study shows presence of Sulphate, Phosphate and reducing sugars. Anti Microbial study shows that the drug has got sensitivity to E. coli. • Pharmacological Analysis of the drug shows Antpyretic, Anti inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Antidiarrhoeal and Analgesic activities. Which refers the control of disease and confirmed the clinical progress of Kanam by the Amirtha sanjeevi Kuzhigai. • Twenty children with Kanam, diagnosed clinically and admitted In Patient ward were observed for clinical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis and treatment with trial medicine. • Clinical diagnosis of Kanam was done under the basis of clinical features described in Baalavagadam text. • The various siddha aspects of examination of Kanam were carried out and recorded in the proforma. • The observation made during the clinical study showed the trial drug Amirtha sanjeevi Kuzhigai was clinically effective. • The Parents and children were advised to follow preventive Measures. CONCLUSION: The treatment of Amirtha Sanjeevi Kuligai for Kanam showed good response (75%). • No adverse effects were noticed during the course of treatment. • The cost of the trial medicine is comparatively very low. So it is concluded that in developing country like India, the therapy of Amirtha Sanjeevi Kuligai can be very good in the view of efficacy, safety and cost in the treatment for kanam.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kanam ; Amirtha sanjeevi kuzhigai.
Subjects: AYUSH > Kuzhanthai Maruthuvam
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 03:13
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 03:13
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10379

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