Catalogue of Siddha anti-malarial herbs.
Allimuthu, M and Vennila, M (2005) Catalogue of Siddha anti-malarial herbs.
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Siddha system is one of the oldest systems of medicine in India. The term ‘Siddha’ means achievement and the ‘Siddhars’ were saintly figures who achieved results in medicine through the practice of Yoga. This system considers the human body as a conglomeration of three humours known as Vatha, Pitha and Kabha. Equilibrium between the three is necessary to maintain good health. If any of the humours are increased or decreased, it will result in diseases. Malaria is known as “Kulir Suram” in Siddha. It is known as “Visha Suram” in Ayurveda. This catalogue is aimed at compiling herbs effective against this Kulir Suram. The catalogue has headings that deal with the Botanical and common names, parts used, the chemical constituents, action and uses of the herb and finally a column known as “Alleviating humor”. According to Siddha, fever is due to the elevation of ‘Pitha’. If herbs having ‘Vatha’ property is given, it neutralizes the aggravated Pitha and thereby relieves fever.
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