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Nilavembu Kudineer to be Patented Soon – Siddha Medicine

Andrographis PaniculataKing’s Institute  is conducting research to test out the ‘Nilavembu Kudi­neer’, which treated hundreds of people suffering from dengue fever in Tamil Nadu, as an effective, traditional anti-viral medicine. Meanwhile, as the preliminary research results are positive, the government has decided to get a patent for the dengue fighter, Nilave­mbu Kudi­neer.

State-owned Tamp­col has already sold 47,000 kg of Nilavembu powder so far to government hospitals and through its counters in sachets.

According to the Union health ministry, Tamil Nadu recorded more than 5,000 dengue cases, the highest in the country, in 2012, with over 30 deaths. When the state was plagued by dengue, siddha doctors suggested Nilavembu Kudineer for cure. Several allopathic doctors also asked their patients to have Nilav­embu Kudineer when they did not show any improvement after consuming ‘English’ medicines.

Health secretary J. Radha­krishnan told  that Nilave­mbu Kudineer played a big role in controlling the dengue outbreak. “The government came out with ads promoting Nilavembu Kudi­neer as patients showed significant improvement. Now, we need to patent the medicine,” he said.

Dr M. Mohamed Must­hafa, head of Sirappu Maruthuvam in the government siddha medical college, said, “There is a misconception that siddha doctors would use metals in preparing medicines. We do not give hard metals as medicines. We derive metals even from flowers and roots of plants. Nilavembu Kudi­neer is a mixture of nine herbs including sandalwood and vettiver. It strengthens the immune system and controls fever.”

Dr Kanagasabai, dean of Madras medical college, said Nilavembu is given to patients at GH hospital. “There’s no den­g­ue death in Chennai in the last few months as we took care of the patients by supplying the traditional Nilav­embu syrup,” he said.

Source : Deccan Chronicle

Dr Divya Amritjude

Dr. Divya Amritjude, wife of Dr. Amritjude, is the female consultant, the Siddha doctor of Agasthiyar Guru Siddha Hospital.

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