A Study on Bala Karappan

Vasanthi, R (2013) A Study on Bala Karappan. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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Fifty children with Bala karappan were diagnosed clinically for the trial as Out patient and Inpatient department for clinical dianosis, laboratory diagnosis and treatment of trial medicine. The medicine chosen for clinical treatment and management of Bala Karappan was “Nannari ver ennai” both internal and external medicine. Internal: 1. Age: 1-7 years - Dosage: 2.5 ml, 2 times/day -after diet, 2. Age: 8-12 years - Dosage: 5 ml, 2 times/day -after diet. External: As needed They were treated for 7 to 15 days depending upon the severity of the illness with further follow up for any recurrence. The etiology and clinical features of Balakarappan may be correlated with Atopic Dermatitis. Clinical features of Bala karappan was done on the basis of clinical features described in Balavagadam text. More number of cases were admitted in koothir kalaam. Various siddha aspects and modern aspects of examination of Balakarappan were carried out and recorded in proforma. Quetionnaires and case sheets, lab investigation reports were maintained separately for each patients. Laboratory diagnosis was done by modern methods of examinations. Out of the fifty cases, the signs and symptoms were releived in 72% of cases, Moderate improvement seen in 24% of cases, Mild improvement occurred in 4% of cases. The observation made during the clinical study showed that the trial drug Nannari ver ennai was clinically effective. During and after the course of treatment no relapsing effects were reported. Patients and their parents were educated about the do’s and don’ts during the course of treatment. CONCLUSION: All the fifty patients of BALAKARAPPAN treated with NANNARI VER ENNAI exerted good prognosis. Clinical cases found to have significant improvement in 72% of cases, moderate improvement was found in 24% and mild improvement was found in 4% of cases. No adverse effects were noticed during the treatment period. The ingredients of Nannari ver ennai are plant origin mainly roots that are rich in phyto chemicals, easily available and harmless to children. Since my trial drug is a single medicine which can be used both internally and externally and its also cost effective. Hence, the medicine Nannari Ver ennai can be proved as an effective drug for the treatment of Bala Karappan.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atopic Dermatitis ; eczema ; Bala Karappan ; Nannari Ver Ennai.
Subjects: AYUSH > Kuzhanthai Maruthuvam
Depositing User: Kambaraman B
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 14:54
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2018 16:53
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/7276

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