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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44607

Pharmacological Actions of Contents of Venpoosani nei - A Siddha Formulation for Leucorrhoea

Kavitha Tamilarasan, Susila Rathinam, Esaivani Selvarajan, Usha Ayyasamy, Akila Balasubramaniyan, Shree Devi Munusamy, Sathiyarajeswaran Parameswaran

Abstract

Reproductive tract infections (RTIs) are one of the major illness women face all over the world while Leucorrhoea being the commonest among the women of reproductive age group. Vellai Noi (Leucorrhoea) is a condition of female genital tract characterized by excessive white discharge. Venpoosani nei is a polyherbal Siddha sasthric preparation of 21 ingredients, which includes Benincasa Hispida, Cocosnucifera, Pandaons Odo rattissimus, Myristica fragrans, Aloevera, Terminallia bellarica, Quaercus infetoria, King coconut, Coriandrum sativum, Hyocyamus niger, Terminalia chebula, Eletaria cardomomum, Cuminum cyminum, Phyllathus cmblica, Piper cubeba, Saccharum officinarum, Rhus succedanea, Woodfordia fruiticosa, cows’ milk and cow’s ghee. The current literature review on Venpoosani nei documents the potential pharmacological effects of each ingredient in regard to the treatment of leucorrhoea. The present article sheds light on both Siddha aspect of humoural theory with special reference of alleviating Pitham (Fire component among trihumours) in Vellai Noi(Leucorrhoea) as well as the scientific facts on the potential multitargeted action on each of its herbal ingredient.

Keywords

Siddha, Pelvic inflammatory disease, White discharge, Traditional medicine, Herbal medicine, Women’s health

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