The role of Salamisri (Orchis mascula) in geriatric care

Allimuthu, M. and Thomas M, Walter (2008) The role of Salamisri (Orchis mascula) in geriatric care. Siddha Papers, 1 (09):LR. pp. 1-9. ISSN 0974-2522

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The use of Salamisri (Orchis mascula) has a very long history dating back to centuries mainly as an alternate to Arrowroot and Coffee. It has also rich Medicinal properties as potent Aphrodisiac and Tonic. Review of Siddha literature reveals Salamisri to be a promising food supplement / medicine especially to the Old age related problems. This orchid is really a blessing for the geriatric patients especially as a valuable special diet, for disorders of Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary tracts, as a potent aphrodisiac and tonic, and promising remedy for most of the Old age related problems. To further explore the wonderful medicinal qualities of Salamisri, more research has to be carried out.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Siddha, Salamisri, Orchids, Orchis mascula, Special diet, Geriatrics, Aphrodisiac, Tonic, Gastrointestinal Tract, Genitourinary Tract
Subjects:Persons > Age Groups
Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Central Nervous System Agents > Central Nervous System Stimulants > Aphrodisiacs
Urogenital System > Urinary Tract
Digestive System > Gastrointestinal Tract
Digestive System Diseases > Gastrointestinal Diseases > Stomach Diseases
Health Occupations > Medicine
Food and Beverages > Food > Foods, Specialized
Plants > Plants, Edible
Plants > Plant Families and Groups > Angiosperms
Urologic and Male Genital Diseases > Genital Diseases, Male > Sex Disorders
Investigative Techniques > Diet
Urogenital System > Genitalia
Plants > Plants, Medicinal
ID Code:3072
Deposited By:Dr Thomas M Walter
Deposited On:16 September 2008

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