A note on the role of siddha system of medicine in the treatment of arthritis
Janakiram A, Prabhavathi J and Radha P
Siddha, the traditional system of medicine is wildly being practiced in the Tamil Nadu and the concept pertaining to drug ingredients are from Plant (Mooligai/Thavaram), Mineral (Thathu), Metals and Animal (Jeevam) origin. Arthritis is categorized as Vali or Vadha noikal in the ancient literature of Siddha. A number of single drugs and compound formulations are documented for the treatment of different kinds of Vali noikal. In the last decade, numbers of clinical studies are increased and evidenced the efficacy of Siddha System of medicine in the treatment of Arthritis. In this connection, the present article documented with 30 medicinal plants used as single drugs / ingredient of poly-herbal formulations and the reverse pharmacological studies based of Siddha formulations used for Vali-noikal (Arthritis) also discussed.