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Title: Study on efficacy of Siddha drugs (CL and CEN) in rheumatoid arthritis
Authors: Muthukumar, B
Keywords: rheumatoid arthritis;Siddha drugs
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P19/00, A61P19/02, A61P29/00
Abstract: Siddha system, a traditional Indian Systems of Medicine, noticed much of the musculo-skeletal disorders, termed as Vatha diseases, under which joint diseases were put as Keel vayu. Vali azhal keelvayu is one among the types of keel vayu. In ancient Siddha texts, various causative factors, clinical features as well as the treatment methodology for the disease vali azhal keelvayu were broadly explained. This condition was well correlated with the disease rheumatoid arthritis, for which there is no curative drugs. So, two polyherbal Siddha drugs (for internal and external use), were tried in a clinical trial as well as pharmacological, biochemical analysis in order to prove the efficacy of these drugs in rheumatoid arthritis, which revealed a positive answer.
Page(s): 446-448
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.08(3) [July 2009]

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