Synthetic Salts in Siddha; Pidalavalam : a research perspective

Ramasamy, P.R. (2007) Synthetic Salts in Siddha; Pidalavalam : a research perspective.

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Abstract

Siddha medicine which has the capacity to convert even soil into medicine, takes into possession four types of chemistry (Thathu) such as Metals (Ulogangal), Arsenicals (Padanam), Mixed sources (Uparasam) and Salts (Karasaram). Dr. R. Thiagarajan in his book, “Gunapadam – Thathu Jeeva Vaguppu” (Materia Medica – Metal, Mineral & Animal kingdoms) describes about Pidalavanam and finally states that through this salt, Zinc (Naagam) is reduced from its original form to calx. The object of the present study is to find out whether Pidalavalam reduces Zinc or not as stated in the text. According to the author’s observation, when Zinc was treated with Pidalavanam (Test drug II), it was not reduced to calx form but further became ‘Chunnam’ (one of the 32 internal drug forms in Siddha medicine, which is considered superior to the Calx – parpam form).

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Siddha, Synthetic salts, Pidalavanam, Krishnalavanam, Black salt, Zinc, Parpam, Chunnam, Traditional Indian Medicine, Salts , Medicine
Subjects:Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Inorganic Chemicals > Zinc Compounds
Inorganic Chemicals > Salts
Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional > Medicine, Ayurvedic
ID Code:1997
Deposited By:Dr Ramasamy P.R.
Deposited On:12 February 2007

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