Pharmacological evaluation of Savveera Chenodoorah: a traditional Indian medicine

Walter, Thomas M. (2006) Pharmacological evaluation of Savveera Chenodoorah: a traditional Indian medicine.

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Abstract

Siddha Medicine is one among the ancient, scientific, traditional Medical systems of the world. It is being practiced in the Tamil speaking areas of India. Recently the Central Government of India started the National Institute of Siddha (N.I.S) at Madras, which was declared open by Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India. The test drug “Saveera Chendooram” is made as per the procedure found in the ancient Siddha literatures. It has the combination of Mercuric Chloride (purified)” and “Borax (purified)”. Purification forms a very important role in the preparation since mercuric chloride is described as a highly toxic material (causing nephro-toxicity). It is purified with tender coconut and camphor. This drug has already proven Anti-microbial properties. Pharmacological screening revealed that the drug has got potent Anti-inflammatory (both acute and chronic), Anti-pyretic and Analgesic actions.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mercuric chloride, Savveera Chendooram, Siddha, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-pyretic, Analgesic, Traditional Indian Medicine,
Subjects:Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Antirheumatic Agents, and Inflammation Mediators > Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Central Nervous System Agents > Analgesics > Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Central Nervous System Agents > Analgesics
Biological Sciences > Pharmacology
Inorganic Chemicals > Mercury Compounds > Mercuric Chloride
Peripheral Nervous System Agents > Sensory System Agents > Analgesics
Health Occupations > Pharmacology
ID Code:1741
Deposited By:Dr Thomas M Walter
Deposited On:10 August 2006

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