The role of Nasiyam (nasal application) in the treatment of Eraippu noi (bronchial asthma)
Manicka Vasagam, K. and Thomas M, Walter (2008) The role of Nasiyam (nasal application) in the treatment of Eraippu noi (bronchial asthma). Siddha Papers, January 2008.
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In siddha system of medicine references are found in literature regarding two routes of drug administration namely Agamarunthu (Internal medicines) and Puramarunthu (External medicines). They are thirty-two each in number. Allergic rhinitis due to inflammation of bronchial mucous membrane is the major cause for the development of bronchial asthma. Administration of Nasiyam reduces the inflammation in the condition of allergic rhinitis in bronchial asthma. This paper concludes the efficacy of Nasiyam, method of application, its probable mechanism of action and also some siddha formulations of Nasiyam in the treatment of allergic rhinitis in Bronchial asthma.
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