An open clinical trial of a Siddha drug, 'Naagaraatbi Elagam' in the treatment of 'Raththa Moolam' (haemorrhoids).
Manickavasakam, K. and Nalini Sofia, H. (2007) An open clinical trial of a Siddha drug, 'Naagaraatbi Elagam' in the treatment of 'Raththa Moolam' (haemorrhoids). In: Vth National Conference on Siddha Medicine for all ages., 8-9 Dec 2007, Chennai, India..
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Raththa moolam (Haemorrhoids) is a common affliction and have been described and treated for more than 4000 years. Haemorrhoids are dilated veins occurring in relation to the anus. It is a fact that 50 - 85% of the world's population will be affected by haemorrhoids at one or another episode in their lifetime. Although uncomfortable and embarrassing in nature, it is not normally a serious condition and only a small number seek medical attention. Haemorrhoids that cause problems are found equally in men and women, and their prevalence peaks between 45 and 65 years of age. The controllable, preventable and curable medicines are available in our Siddha system of medicine for Raththa moolam. Naagaraathi Elagam is one of the best Siddha medicines. The trail medicine was tested to be the best of biochemical and pharmacological analysis and the results were also observed. Fifty patients of both sexes were selected and they were administered with the trial drug Naagaraathi Elagam, 2 tablets (2.1gm each), two times daily with honey. 44% of the cases showed very good clinical improvement while 48% of the patients showed good clinical response. 8% showed fair clinical improvement.
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