A Study on Kanam

Anuradha, R (2009) A Study on Kanam. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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The Aim of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and safe chemotheraphy for Kanam. • The Siddha physicians of our nativity have clearly mentioned the etiological factors, classification, signs & symptoms, complications etc. • For the clinical study, several cases were selected, out of this more than 6o cases were treated in OPD and 20 cases were treated in IPD of Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai. • Clinical diagnosis of Kanam was done under the basis of clinical features of Siddha and modern methodology. The envagai thervugal helped to diagnose the disease to a large extent. The various Siddha aspect examination of Kanam were carried out and recorded in the proforma. • The etiology and the common clinical features of Kanam may be correlated to childhood respiratory illness (Reactive airway disease). • Regarding the treatment, all the patients were treated with a combination of Venthaya Chooranam and Karkadagasinge Kudineer for Kanam. In the average of 30 days treatment all the patients showed good relief in signs and symptoms. • The improvement in the conditions of the patients was observed from the second day of treatment itself in general. Observation made during the clinical study showed that the trial drug was clinically effective. In Bio-chemical analysis of, 1. Venthaya Chooranam has Sulphate, Chloride, Ferrous Iron, Phosphate, Albumin, Tannic Acid and Amino Acid. 2. Karkadagasinge Kudineer has Starch, Ferrous Iron, Tannic Acid, Amino Acid, Unsaturated Compound and Reducing Sugar. In pharmacological analysis of, 1. Venthaya Chooranam has significant anti-pyretic, analgesic, anti-histamine, anti-diarroheal and anti-inflammatory action. 2. Karkadagasinge Kudineer has significant anti-pyretic, moderate analgesic, anti-diarrhoeal and anti-histamine action. In anti-microbial study of, Venthaya Chooranam was sensitive against Stapylococcus, E.Coli,Klebsiella. It is a pleasure to say that there was no report of any adverse effects like vomiting, diarrhoea, skin rashes during entire course of treatment in any cases. The parents and children were advised to follow preventive measures. CONCLUSION: All the twenty in-patients and several out-patients of Kanam were treated with Venthaya Chooranam and Karkadaga Singe Kudineer. • Here, it is inferred that the susceptible age is between 3 and 9 yrs irrespective of the sex. • Children suffering with malnutrition most probably affected. • This may run as a familial disease. • The treatment showed remarkably good results in the Kanam. • The cost of the trail medicines is comparatively very low. • The Medicine has many properties to control the signs and symptoms of kanam. • Clinical results found to be GOOD in 80%, MODERATE in 15% and MILD in 5% of cases. • No adverse side effects were produced during the entire course of treatment. So, it is concluded that in a developing country like ours, the combined theraphy with Venthaya Chooranam and Karkadaga Singe Kudineer can be very good in the view of efficacy, safety and cost in the chemotherapy for Kanam.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kanam ; Venthaya Chooranam ; Karkadagasinge Kudineer.
Subjects: AYUSH > Kuzhanthai Maruthuvam
Depositing User: Kambaraman B
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 15:29
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2018 15:57
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/7280

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