Pre Clinical and Clinical Study on Varatchi Karappan (வறட்சி கரப்பான்)

Kaviarasi, K (2013) Pre Clinical and Clinical Study on Varatchi Karappan (வறட்சி கரப்பான்). Masters thesis, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.


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The study of siddha Medicine in Varatchi Karappan is one of the type of Karappan which was explained in the text ‘Yugi Vaidhya Chinthamani-800’.It is also mentioned in the text ‘Siddha Maruthuvam Sirappu’ Many herbal and herbo-mineral formulations have been indicated for skin diseases. Most of them have been proved effective clinically. Varatchi Karappan is one of the chronic skin diseases, which threatens the mankind.In this clinical study “Kukkilaathi chooranam” and “Karappan melpoosu thylam” were taken as Internal & External drug respectively. The above medicines were selected from the Siddha literatures “Sarabaendhira Vaidhya Muraigal Virana karappan roga sikichai and “Vaidhya sinthamani- Sikicha Rathna Deepam the clinical study confirms the efficacy of the trial drugs by reducing the clinical signs and symptoms like Itching, Oozing and Scaling. Clinical study results found to beModerate in 62.5% cases, Mild in 30% cases and no improvement in 7.5% cases. The cost of the trial medicines is low. These drugs are easily available and the dosage is also convenient. The Clinical trial conducted in selected patients was satisfactory and encouraging. However a study with large number of patients is required to find out the ideal dose response. Yogam treatment along with internal and external medication is found to be more effective in sleeplessness. The subjects affected by Eczema are most commonly affected by stress and social stigma. When these affected communities get a good improvement with this new drug and Yogam, it would be a great outcome for the people. In the present study there was no adverse effect were reported and in the animal studies also shown no abnormality. Hence the drugs are considered as safe. However further work with large number of patients should be carried out towards finding the ideal dose response.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Varatchi Karappan ; Siddha Maruthuvam Sirappu ; Kukkilaathi chooranam.
Subjects: AYUSH > Sirappu Maruthuvam
Depositing User: Ravindran C
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 07:20
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2018 18:09

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