A Study on Seetha Kazhichal

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


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Twenty children with seetha kazhichal, diagnosed clinically and admitted in In-patient ward were observed for clinical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis and treated with “Atthi pinju chooranam” Clinical diagnosis of seetha kazhichal was done on the basis of clinical features described in Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam, siddha maruthuvam, Noi naadal and Noi muthal naadal thiratu etc. The etiology and clinical features of seetha kazhichal were correlated with the etiology and clinical features of bacillary and amoebic dysentery. Dehydrated children, children having lactose intolerance and in need of emergency treatment were excluded for this study. Siddha system of clinical methods like Envagai thervugal, Neerkuri, Neikuri were carried out in all the patients and recorded. Routine blood and urine examination were done. Stools were collected from each patient and subjected to analysis, to differentiate amoebic and bacillary dysentery. The trial medicine Atthi pinju chooranam was given internally 3 times a day with butter milk for the clinical treatment and management of seethe kazhichal. The dosage of the drug is 250mg-1g (The dose of medicine was adjusted according to the age and weight of children and severity of the disease) The observation made during the clinical study showed that the trial drug Atthi Pinju chooranam was clinically effective for seetha kazhichal. The Biochemical analysis of the trial medicine showed the presence of tannic acid, ferric iron, amino acid ,trace amount of calcium. Antimicrobial study of Atthi Pinju chooranam showed effective inhibitory action against shigella flexneri, salmonella typhi and E.coli. In pharmacological analysis, the trial medicine had Anti diarrhoeal, Styptic, Anti spasmodic, Anti pyretic and acute and chronic Anti inflammatory actions. The parents and children were advised to follow the preventive measures and to lead a hygienic life. CONCLUSION: All the twenty in-patient children and several out-patient children in the P.G.Kuzhanthai maruthuvam department, Govt Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai with Seetha kazhichal were treated with Atthi pinju chooranam at a dose of 250mg-1gm ,3 times a day with butter milk internally. No adverse effects were noticed during the treatement period. The trial drug Atthi pinju chooranam is purely herbal, easily available and harmless to children. The method of preparation is easy and the drugs are easily available. The drug has got Astringent,Stomachic, Anti microbial (sensitive against shigella flexneri, salmonella typi, Ecoli), Anti diarrhoeal, Styptic, Anti spasmodic, Anti pyretic and acute and chronic Anti inflammatory actions. Clinical results were found to be good in 70% of cases and moderate results were found in 30% of cases. Because of the encouraging results clinically, the study may be undertaken with same medicine in a large number of cases and it may throw new lights for the treatment of “Seetha kazhichal”

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seetha Kazhichal ; Atthi pinju chooranam.
Subjects: AYUSH > Kuzhanthai Maruthuvam
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 03:31
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 03:31
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10382

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