A Study on Vadha Karappan

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


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Vadha Karappan, a well known disease with considerable involvement of the skin and wide constitutional features was taken for the present study. Various medical literatures having relevant reference to the disease Vadha Karappan were collected from both siddha system as well as from modern system of medicine. Twenty patients from both sexes of different age groups (1-12yrs) were selected and a careful detailed history was elicited and diagnosis was made on both the siddha and modern methodology. The patients were treated with “Karunjchiraga Chooranam” internally and “Kanjankorai thylam” and “Seemaiagathi podi” externally in the in-patients ward of post graduate Kuzhanthai Maruthuvam department. They were treated for 5 to 15 days depending upon the severity of the illness with further follow up for any recurrence. Available investigations in modern medicine were also considered for diagnosis and the progress of the patient was followed and the proforma was prepared accordingly. The clinical diagnosis of all the cases of Vadha karappan were done on the basis of signs and symptoms explained in siddha texts of Balavagadam. The efficacies of the drugs “Karunjchiraga Chooranam” and “Seemaiagathi podi” and “Kanjankorai thylam” were studied and observed during the study. The clinical trial was conducted with 20 patients. Among the 12 patients had good relief, 6 had moderate relief and 2 had poor relief. The potency of the drugs were studied by bio-chemical analysis and pharmacological analysis in Govt.Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai. The bio-chemical analysis reveals the presence of unsaturated compound, ferrous iron and amino acids in the drug “Karunjchiraga Chooranam”. The pharmacological analysis of the drug “Karunjchiraga Chooranam” posseses significant anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory action. The drugs “Kanjankorai thylam” and “Seemaiagathi podi” possess significant anti-inflammatory action when applied externally. These analysis ensure the efficacies of the trial drugs which were proved clinically. CONCLUSION: Internal and external medicines, Karunchiraga chooranam, Kanjankorai thylam and Seemaiagathi podi tried in the study exerted better result. • The trial drugs were very effective to the patients and there were no adverse effects. • The drugs of the trial medicines are easily available. • Cost of the drug is very low. • Significant anti-histamine and anti inflammatory action of the trial drug makes the medicine more effective.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vadha Karappan ; Eczema ; Karunjchiraga Chooranam ; Kanjankorai thylam ; Seemaiagathi podi.
Subjects: AYUSH > Kuzhanthai Maruthuvam
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 03:37
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 03:37
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10383

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