EVALUATION OF SIDDHA HERBAL FORMULATION (VALIKANA KUDINEER) FOR ITS ANTI INFLAMMATORY AND ANTI MICROBIAL ACTIVITY
Gayathri N.*, Shanmuga priya C., Meenakumari R., Muralidharan P.
The Siddha system is largely therapeutic in nature. Use of metals and minerals is very much advocated .The Siddha system is capable of treating all types of disease other than emergency cases. Acute pharyngitis is a acute inflammation of pharyngeal mucosa and submucosa, mostly involved in pharyngeal lymphoid tissue. Viral more common in cold weather. Increases from 10% in fall to 40% in winter. Pharyngitis is being 1/3 of the primary system of the upper respiratory tract infection in children. Acute pharyngitis is the inflammation of the pharynx arise from a variety of irritants and infections. Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) are extremely common in the children on anaverage of 6-8 times in a year. Pharyngitis is the primary symptom in 1/3 of URTI’s caused by Infective and non-infective Infections like viruses, bacteriae and fungi. It produces fever, cold, cough, loss of appetite, sore throat, urinary tract infection. So, the Anti inflammatory and Anti microbial activity of Valikana Kudineer was carried out incarrageenan induced paw oedema and disc diffusion method induced symptoms in Wister rats. The study result concluded that the drug Valikana kudineer has got significant Anti inflammatory and Anti microbial activity.[Full Text Article]