Traditional Siddha medicines in the treatment of diarrhoea
Nalini Sofia, H. (2007) Traditional Siddha medicines in the treatment of diarrhoea. In: National Conference on the role of Indian Medicinal Plants and Indian systems of Medicine on Rural Health., 8 - 10 Feburary 2007, Poondi, Thanjavur District, Tamilnadu, India..
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Siddha is largely practiced in the South India. This system is largely therapeutic in nature. The treatment is mainly directed towards restoration of equilibrium of the three Humours namely Vatham, Pitham and Kapham. Siddha system has remedy for all types of diseases especially for chronic diseases. Traditional medicine is rapidly growing worldwide. Diarrhoea occurs at all age groups. The occurrence of diarrhoea is on the rise and hence the need for potent, harmless remedy arises. Siddha Materia Medica is classified into three major division namely plant Kingdom, metals and minerals, and animal Kingdom. Of these this article deals with the most commonly used herbal remedies such as Aegle marmelos (Bael tree), Holarrhena pubescens (Kurchi), Plantago ovata (Blond Psyllium), Punica granatum (Pomagranate), Syzigium Cumini (Jambul). It also has the details about time tested traditional formulations, diet restriction, chemical constituents and the latest update regarding the individual herbs.
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