A Study on Venpadai (Vitiligo)

Lenin, M (2012) A Study on Venpadai (Vitiligo). Masters thesis, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.


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A number of drugs are available in the market, which have achieved improved efficacy and safety after incorporating the active agents in carrier systems. Therefore, putting new life into erstwhile discarded drug molecules by transforming them into novel formulations can serve as viable and cost effective alternative to the expensive and time consuming search of newer alternative drugs and therapies in Siddha systems of medicine. Efficacy of Nilapanai Kizhangu Chooranam with topical application of Kandangkathiri Pazha Thailam was showed to various categories. Clinical outcomes showed moderate improvement in 15%, mild improvement in 75% and No improvement in 10% of children. There was no adverse events noticed in throughout the study and the experimental formulations were cost effective. The results are better in children. Body and lower limb lesions respond much quickly as compared to lesions in other parts of the body while lesions on joints have relatively lower response. During our study, NKC and KPT didn’t show any adverse events when compared with Psoralen compounds, Placental extracts, Steroids (topical or systemic). In recent time, Sasthric traditional Siddha formulations, and a better knowledge of the physicochemical and phytochemical properties of herbs and formulations have led to the development of evaluated Siddha drug delivery systems that have the potential to re-invent the internal and topical treatments of Venpadai (vitiligo). There is hope and enthusiasm from this study that further research enhanced collaboration with dermatology researchers will bring this hitherto untapped potential to fruition.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.32092704
Uncontrolled Keywords: Safety and efficacy, Nilapanai Kilangu Chooranam, Kandangkathiri Pazha Thailam, Venpadai, Vitiligo.
Subjects: AYUSH > Kuzhanthai Maruthuvam
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2020 16:56
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2020 14:56
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12741

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