A Study on Kanam

Ananth, T (2007) A Study on Kanam. Masters thesis, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.


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INTRODUCTION : A disease “Kanam” which affects a large percentage of children in India. The disease causes wasting, fever, makes the child irritable, loss of appetite, In the child affects the growth of the child. AIM AND OBJECTIVES : “Kanam” is one of the most common illness in children. It is one of the major problem in most of the developing countries like India. Kanam is closely related to cultural, food habits, and socio-economic status. Poor nutrition, poor health care facilities poor hygienic are common causes of this disease Kanam is mostly followed by untreated mantham disease. If it is not treated properly. It may cause fatal to the children OBJECTIVES : 1. To identify the “kanam” and its actual characters of the disease as per the Siddha view (Balavagadam text) 2. To explore definition, etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, investigations, treatment of kanam as laid down from their Siddha literature. 3. To make the correlative study of the Siddha and modern aspects of this disease. 4. To evaluate clinical trial of the action of “Madhulai Nei” Internally for Kanam. In this preparation, Seenthil sarkarai have good immune - modulator effects on kaba disease. Madhulai Juice has mainly indicated for kaba diseases in moologai gunapadam text. 5. To evaluate the Bio-chemical and pharamacological analysis of the drug. 6. To evaluate the efficacy of the trial medicine on Antimicrobial activity by invitro studies. 7. To re establish the treatment for kanam with the “Madhulai Nei”. 8. Finally, to create awareness among the public about Siddha treatment for kanam. MATERIALS AND METHODS : SAMPLE SIZE: The trial size will be 30 patients. Inclusion Criteria: 1. Aged 3 to 7 years, 2. Duration of disease not more than 2 years, 3. Willing to give blood specimen for the investigation when required, 4. Willing to attend OPD once in 7 days. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Jaundice, 2. Congenital heart diseases, 3. Neurological manifestations, 4. Any other serious illnesses. With Drawl Criteria: 1. Exacerbation of symptoms 2. Occurrence of any other serious illness Inference : Among the 35 cases 97% of the patients had cough with expectoration, Nasal Catarrh, stuffy nose.94% of patients were had loss of appetite.89% of patients had Wheezing. 86% of cases had breathlessness.91% of patients had grunting sound. 1% of case had abdominal pain.40% of patients had fever.37% of cases had scanty micturition.34% of patients had dryness of tongue and thirst. Cough and Breathlessness and abdominal pain were relieved in most of the case. CONCLUSION ; All the thirty-five out patients of Kanam were treated with Madhulai nei internally two times a day. No adverse effects were noticed during the treatment period. The ingredients of Madhulai Nei are plants origin, easily available and harmless to children. The cost is comparatively very low. The medicine has many properties to control the signs and symptoms of Kanam. Clinical results were found to be cured in 69% of cases, Improved cases were found in 26% and no changes found in 6% of cases Because of the encouraging results clinically, the study may be under taken with the same drug for prolonged period of time in a large number of cases and it may throw new lights for the treatment of kanam.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kanam
Subjects: AYUSH > Kuzhanthai Maruthuvam
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 03:13
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2018 15:47
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2776

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