Zinc in alternative medicine

Walter, Thomas. M (2001) Zinc in alternative medicine. British Medical Journal.

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Abstract

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.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Zinc, Siddha, Traditional Indian Medicine, Naaga Parpam
Subjects:Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Inorganic Chemicals > Zinc Compounds
Pharmaceutical Preparations > Materia Medica
ID Code:1484
Deposited By:Dr Thomas M Walter
Deposited On:13 April 2006

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