Treatment of malaria in traditional Indian medicine

Allimuthu, M. (2005) Treatment of malaria in traditional Indian medicine.

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Abstract

Siddha system is one of the oldest systems of medicine in India. The term ‘Siddha’ means achievement. The Siddha system is largely therapeutic in nature. Malaria is referred to as Kulir Suram (Kulir – Cold, Chill, Rigor, Suram – Fever) in Traditional (Siddha) Indian Medicine. The symptoms mentioned are Chills, Goose flesh, Yawning and irritation of the eyes, Nausea and vomiting, Cold and rigor, Elevated body temperature, Head ache, Excessive lacrimation, Giddiness & vomiting. In addition, the fever occurs on alternate days with above features and the pattern changes from alternate days to three days, four days and nine days. Till date, Malaria is a dreaded disease and drug resistance is a real challenge for those involved in controlling the disease. Traditional Siddha Medicine of India has got very effective, harmless and cheap, time tested medicines for Malaria. This essay is only a curtain raiser for the enormous medicines available in this system and proper availability of the necessary infra structure will help bring out the effectiveness of the medicines in scientific parameters.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tamil, Siddha, Anti-malarial Drugs, Malaria, Indian Medicine, Ayurveda.
Subjects:Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Diagnosis > Early Diagnosis
Parasitic Diseases > Protozoan Infections > Coccidiosis > Malaria
Plants > Plants, Medicinal
ID Code:1132
Deposited By:Dr Allimuthu M
Deposited On:17 November 2005

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