A REVIEW ON ANTI-ULCER ACTIVITY OF POLYHERBAL SIDDHA FORMULATION “YELATHY CHOORANAM”Abstract
Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) is an inflammation along the mucosal lining of esophagus, stomach or duodenum or anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. PUD is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in clinical practice because of alteration in lifestyle and food habits. The main symptoms related to PUD are Indigestion, heartburns, burning pain or abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, bloating of stomach and abdomen, not feeling of well in both body and mind. In severe cases, symptoms can be dark or black stool (due to bleeding), vomiting blood (look like “coffee-grounds”), Weight loss, and severe pain in the mid to upper abdomen. The most important complications are Hemorrhage, Bleeding, Perforation (a hole through the wall of the stomach), Gastric outlet obstruction, if not treated properly. The drugs like Antacids, H2 Receptor antagonist and Proton pump inhibitors are used for PUD all around world widely to relieve the symptoms by the allopathic medicine side. Many of Medicinal plants are used for their anti-ulcer, anti-secretory & Gastro-protective property by the practitioners of herbal medicine. In that way, the Siddha medicine is one kind of the oldest medical system practiced by southern regions of India. The treatment of PUD in Siddha system is very inexpensive, with none of the adverse effects when long-standing usage. The author of this paper determined to review the proven Siddha Sasthric Polyherbal formulation “YELATHY CHOORANAM” proof from Classical text ‘’Agasthiyar Vaithya Raththina Surukkam.” It helps to regulate and propagate this Sasthric formulation for the society suffering from PUD.
S. Thillaivanan * and K. Samraj
National Institute of Siddha, Tamil Nadu Medical Service, Chennai, Tamil Nadu India.
21 November 2014
29 December 2014
30 December 2014
01 January 2015