Pharmacological evaluation of the Anti-inflammatory activity of Sangu Parpam (Conch) – A Siddha Medicine
V, Murugan; M, Thomas Walter; S, Sulfin Nihar and B, Sampath Kumar (2010) Pharmacological evaluation of the Anti-inflammatory activity of Sangu Parpam (Conch) – A Siddha Medicine. Siddha Papers, 03 World Siddha Day Special (RP 04). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0974-2522
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The Materia Medica of Siddha Medicine is divided into three major divisions namely Plant (or) Vegetable kingdom, Metals; Minerals and Animal Kingdom. Among the Animal species, Sangu (Conch shell, Chank) plays a very important in the preparation of Sangu Parpam, a medicine very frequently prescribed by all the Indian Medicine Doctors for Peptic Ulcer (Gunmam in Siddha) and also for a wide variety of Abdominal conditions. While doing literary research on Sangu, apart from abdominal diseases, it was also indicated for Arthritis (Keel Vayu in Siddha) in the texts and hence it was decided to prove it Pharmacologically. The tests were conducted at the Post Graduate Study Center, Dept. of Pharmacology, Govt. Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, Tamilnadu, India and the results are discussed.
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