Renal calculi are become aware as acute illness but come into existence stage of urolithiasis is a systemic disease that can be a route to end stage renal disorder. Aim was to find distribution of medicinal preparations for the K.N in selected siddha literatures. Kalladaippu (gravel) referred to renal stone and Sobai noi (dropsy) referred to oedema in Siddha medicine being treated with Neermulli saambal (Ash of Hygrophila auriculata). H.auriculata is belonging to Acanthaceae family has been advocated for the treatment of variety of diseases. It has been used in jaundice, hepatic obstruction, rheumatism, inflammation, urinary infection, gout and malaria. The plant has been reported to contain flavonoids, alkaloids, aliphatic, esters, minerals, sterols, triterpenes lupeol, hentricotane, betulin, luteolin. Earlier scientific investigation reported bioactivities are anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, diuretic, demulcent, refrigerant and erythropoietic activities. Unique phyto-constituents regarding their biological potentials of H.auriculata and pharmacological actions demonstrated the application of H. auriculata ash make significant role in reducing oedema and renal stone.
Nithiananthan Jude Quientes Tharshanodayan
Working as a Medical officer in-charge at District Siddha Hospital, Mannar, Srilanka. At present the PG Scholar, Department of Gunapadam, Government Siddha Medical college, (The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R Medical university Chennai, Tamilnadu, India), Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli. Sub Editor of Sugavalvu Health Magazine.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Kalladaippu, Neermulli sambal, Vatham, diuretic, medicinal preparations, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic
MEDICAL / General