International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Review Papers | Medicine Science | Sri Lanka | Volume 3 Issue 3, March 2014 | Rating: 6.4 / 10


A Study of Diagnosis and Treatment of Puttru Noi [Cancer] in Siddha and Traditional Systems of Medicine: A Literature Study

S. Ketheeswaranathan | T. Soruban


Abstract: In 20 important text books of Siddha Medical System, Puttru Noi, Vippurudhi, Thurmaangisam, Kaddi, Kalalai, Silandhi, Maamisamahotharam, Raajapilavai, Sathaiyaddaippu, Kandankirandhi and Utkaarasoolai like 11 kinds of diseases in respect of Cancer in Modern Medical System are compared. In Modern Medical System, Cancer according to Siddha text books are noted as 54 % Puttru Noi, 38 % Vippurudhi and 8 % Kirandhi. It is classified as 54 % based on organs, 31 % Siddha Philosophy, 8 % functional disorders and 7 % tissue origin. Pancha Paasana Chenthooram, Valairasa Melukhu, Kukil Vallari Lehiyam, Than Vanthiriyar Sandamarutha Chenthuooram, Thasamooladhi Nei and Visaiyaadhi Choornam were used to treat all kinds of Puttru Noi and Vippurudhi. RGM which is noted in the above important medicines used for treat in 8 kinds of Puttru Noi (25 %). Nandhimai used to treat in 21.87 % of Puttru Noi. Pancha Paasana Chenthooram, Kowsikar kulambhu, Meha Naatha Oil and Vellai Melukhu used in 9.37 % of Puttru Noi. The medicines given for Puttru Noi herbs are mostly found as ingredients. In 3.15 % of the medicines Aellu (Sesamum indicum), 2.36 % of the medicines Thippili (Piper longum), 2.10 % of the medicines Garlic (Allium sativum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Karumseerakam (Nigella sativa) and Kadukkaai (Terminalia chebula) are found. Mergury 12.77 %, Sulphur 10.64 % and Arithaaram (Yellow arsenic trisuiphide) 7.45 % are utilise.


Keywords: Puttru Noi Siddha Medical term, Cancer


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 3, March 2014,


Pages: 625 - 628


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