The Siddha System

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Antiepileptic drugs are effective in controlling seizures in about 70-80% of patients, but their use is often limited by side effects. In addition, these are used to treat or prevent convulsions induced by other brain diseases like trauma, brain infections, brain tumours and cerebral infarction.
Convulsive Disorders In Siddha:
Siddha System The Siddha system of medicine was indigenous to the old culture of the Tamils, which is of great antiquity. It is still practiced in Tamil Nadu and other neighbouring countries where people of Tamil origin live. The term ‘Siddhi’ means achievement and siddhars were men who achieved certain results in medicine to his consort Parvathi who handed it down to Nandideva and from him to the Siddhars. The origin
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Sathi Linga Kattu – Pulippani Vaithyam – 500
33. Iynthennai Thailam – Piramma Muni Vaithya Soothiram – Part I
34. Kadukuennai – The Siddha Formulary of India – Part II
35. Maal Thevi Chendhooram, Veeramaa Munivar Nasa Kanda Venba.
36. Pethi Mathirai – Agathiyar Paripoornam
37. Kuli surathirku Kiyazham - – Agathiyar Paripoornam
38. Kalikkam mai nasiyam – Agathiyar Vaithya Kaandam
39. Sannikku Thailam – Agathiyar Paripoornam – 400
40. Kantha Parpam – Gunapadam (Thathu Jeeva Vaguppu)
41. Onan Sudar Thailam – The Pharmacopoea of Hospital of Indian medicine.
42. Chembu Parpam - Gunapadam (Thathu Jeeva Vaguppu)
43. Pirammi Nei - The Pharmacopoea of Hospital of Indian medicine
44. Mahaaveera Mezhugu - The Pharmacopoea of Hospital of Indian medicine
45. Inji Legium - The Pharmacopoea of Hospital of Indian medicine
46. Agathiyar Kuzhambu - The Pharmacopoea of Hospital of Indian medicine
47. Sara Noi Sankara kadikaara chunnan (or) compound kadikara mercury chunnan
48. Thalaga chunnam
49. Akkini kumaran - Chikicha Rathna Deepam
50. Linga chendhooram - Chikicha Rathna Deepam
51. Kuligai:
52. Arutha Mathirai - Chikicha Rathna Deepam
53. Swarna Boopathi Kuligai - Chikicha Rathna Deepam
54. Thamir boopathi kuligai - Chikicha Rathna
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(Family: Malvaceae) is a well-known plant which is being used in Indian traditional medicines for treating epilepsy and inflammation. The aqueous extract of Malachra capitata L. (AMC) was subjected to acute toxicity and then screened for anticonvulsant activity on Maximal Electroshock and Pentylenetetrazole induced seizure models in albino Wistar rats. Acute toxicity of extract was non toxic up to the recommended dose 2000 mg/kg. p.o. Animals were treated with AMC at doses of 250 and 500 mg/kg body weight. Study results showed, the mean duration of extensor phase of treated groups reduced significant level than compared to control group. In Pentylenetetrazol induced seizure model, onset of myoclonic spasm and clonic convulsion was delayed in the AMC treated groups. AMC showed anti-epileptic activity against MES and PTZ animal

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