Zinc in alternative medicine
Walter, Thomas. M (2001) Zinc in alternative medicine. British Medical Journal.
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Zinc is known as "Naagam" in the Indian Systems of Medicine. Naagam means Snake. This is said to produce hissing sound when heated and hence the name. It has Astringent, Styptic and Alterative actions. According to the Traditional literatures, it heals Sexually transmitted diseases, Diarrhoea, Dysentry, Leucorrhoea, Excess body heat, piles and gives strength to the body.
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