Preparation and application of Thanga Uram (Stannic Sulphidum) in traditional Siddha Medicine.
Balamurugan, M.; Thomas M, Walter and Shanmugam, C. (2008) Preparation and application of Thanga Uram (Stannic Sulphidum) in traditional Siddha Medicine. Siddha Papers, 01 (11) (FP). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0974-2522
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The role of Traditional healers in the development of Siddha Medicine is note worthy. They are to be called as the pioneers in preparing and practicing medicines which are found in the traditional literatures in the form of Palm leaf manuscripts and paper manuscripts. They also use their skills attained from their fore fathers and Aasans (Guru – Teachers). In that way, we heard about a Traditional Healer, Dr. C. Shanmugam who hails from Cuddalore of the Theni District, Tamilnadu, India. He is very familiar in that area especially for treating chronic and challenging diseases through Siddha medicine. During our visit he was preparing “Thanga Uram”, a Siddha medicine still confined to the literatures alone. Despite its effective role in treating many diseases especially Genito-Urinary disorders, it is not freely available to the Siddha physicians and to the public. This native doctor uses this medicine frequently in his practice. Anti-microbial sensitivity testing of the Siddha drug Thanga Uram revealed that the drug is effective against E.Coli, the organism responsible for most of the Genito-Urinary disorders. It is our duty to bring out the Siddha medicines available with the Traditional healers to the scientific world for the benefit of the public.
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