Siddha Therapeutics in the Management of COVID-19: A Review
Keywords:Seetha suram, Kabasuram, Siddha medicine, COVID – 19
Siddha clinical profile of COVID -19 is a pre- requisite to develop standalone and integrative approaches. Siddhars have enunciated the principles of identifying and diagnosing the diseases and described the main sources and channels of their origin. As COVID-19 involves exceptionally high proportion of population, availability of minimal services and drug treatment highlights a need to manage the disease. A preliminary clinical profiling of COVID – 19 is based on review of classical Siddha literatures with inputs from allopathic clinicians treating COVID-19 patients are discussed in this paper. The typical clinical presentation of COVID -19 is categorized based on “Interim clinical guidelines for management of patients with COVID – 19” released by the US CDC and various Siddha classical literatures are used for the correlation of symptoms to arrive a preliminary clinical profile of COVID-19. The COVID-19 can be provisionally understood from the Siddha perspective as Seethasuram (Kabasuram), Seetha sannisuram. The mild and uncomplicated symptoms, moderate symptoms, critical stages of COVID-19 with varying clinical presentation have been analysed on the basis of three humours to present a preliminary clinical profile of the disease.
In this paper, we have demonstrated that a preliminary clinical profiling of COVID – 19 in the Siddha perspective is possible through literature review supported by Allopathic classification of symptoms. This paper brings a new research avenue in the treatment of COVID-19. It would be a timely initiative for the treatment of COVID – 19 as it provides unexplored potential in adapting integrative approaches.
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