A Study on Eri Gunmam (Peptic Ulcer)

Arul Sorubi, S (2012) A Study on Eri Gunmam (Peptic Ulcer). Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Chennai.


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The pathogenesis of ERI Gunnam, clinical features differential diagnosis, prognosis and routine treatment of ERI Gunnam mentioned in different Siddha literature were collected. The pathogenesis of ERI Gunmam resembles the pathogenesis of peptic Ulcer in this study modern investigation were used with a view to understand and explain the disease ERI Gumnam with modern interpretations. AIM OF THE STUDY: The main aim of this study is to do a clinical study in one of the 8 types of gunmam known as Eri gunmam with more interest and observation on the aetiology. Pathology, diagnosis, complications, and the treatment aspects using a time honoured siddha medicines. Such as gunmathichooranam, Musumusukai legium. OBJECTIVES: 1. To collect and detail the study of various siddha and modern literatures dealing with aetiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, complications, diet therapy and treatmental aspects of ERI GUNMAM. 2. To expose the efficiency of siddha’s diagnostic principles. 3. To have an idea of the incidence of the disease with reference to sex, age, habit, occupation. Income and social habits of the patient. 4. To know the extent of the correlation of definition aetiology, classification, symptom logy, Investigation, diagnostic methods and line of treatment compare with the modern medical system. 5. To evaluate the chemical (qualitative & quantitative) properties. 6. To evaluate toxicological (acute &sub acute) study. 7. To evaluate pharmacological action of the trail drugs. 8. To analyse statistical values, and anti microbial studies of all trail drugs. Gunmathi choornam, Musumusukai legium 9.  To conduct a clinical trial with the above medicine for Eri Gunmam. The 40 patients were examined clearly by both Siddha and modern aspects. The more prone age group was between 41 to 50th year i.e. in the Pitha kalam Among 40 cases the disease was found predominant among the non-vegetarians, Alcoholism and found frequently in people of low income group than rich persons. Most of all the patients have abdominal discomfort, pain related to food, pain in the abdominal region, Diarrhoea, loss of weight. Among the 40 cases, Maximum no of cases came from Neithal Nilam and the Paruva kalam does not interfere in these studies. In this study most of the patients had reported to belongs to ‘O’ group advised to have regular diet control and physical activities, in no cases, side effects and complications were observed. The preparation of the medicines are easy and economical. The effect of the medicines is proved powerful in greater appeals. CONCLUSION: The Well known common Gastro intestinal disorder ERI GUNNAM was studied in all aspects. All the cases were treated with trail medicines GUNMATHI CHOORNAM and MUSUMUSUKAI LEHYAM which was found to be free from side effects. In this study the results and observation showed that 75% cases improved, 25% of the cases symptoms relived. • Pharmacological study was done for its anti ulcer activity. The results showed GUNMATHI CHOORNAM + MUSUMUSUKAI LEHYAM in combination exhibited activity. • The drug combination in therapeutic doses did not show evidence of toxicity in haematology and biochemical marker levels or liver and kidney functions. • The antimicrobial study proved it to be effective against various bacteria. • Phytochemical tests were done which showed the presence of sulphate, Phosphate, Carbonates, Oxalate, Ferrous, Iron, Calcium.Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Saponins, Glycosides, Carbohydrates, Aminoacids, Triterpenoids. • The preparations of the medicines are easy and economical. The effect of the medicines is proved powerful in superior appeals. • The drug is easily edible and the patients did not complaint any difficulty in taking the drug.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eri Gunmam ; Peptic Ulcer ; Gunmathi choornam ; Musumusukai legium.
Subjects: AYUSH > Maruthuvam
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 00:49
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2019 10:14
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1839

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