Rationale behind the Comparison of Kaba Suram & other Surams with COVID 19 & other Viral Fevers – A Literature Review
Keywords:Chickungunya, Covid 19, Dengue, Siddha, Suram, Swine Flu
COVID 19 is one of the viral infections which is a dangerous infection producing sudden respiratory arrest and leads maximum up to death. This infection is caused by a variety of RNA Group of Virus ie. SARS COV 2. Like COVID 19, Chickungunya, Dengue, and Swine Flu are the viral infections causing causalities as pandemic in past years throughout the world. These are the major threatening viral fevers to the world community not only in developing countries also in developed countries. The similarity between all these viruses are all 4 belongs to RNA group of viruses. Role of traditional medicines throughout the world is notable in the management of all these fevers. Specifically, Indian Traditional systems (AYUSH) are contributing lot to community in treatment/prophylactic aspects of all these fevers. Siddha system of medicine also playing an essential role in treatment and management aspects of these viral fevers. In general “fever” is mentioned in Siddha Text as “Suram”,”Kaichal”,”Veppu”,”Kanal”and “Vedhuppu”. There are 64 types of Fever classified in Siddhar texts based on causative factors, signs & symptoms and imbalance of Thirithodam (3 humor Vatha-Pitha-Kapham). This is a systemic review to compare the COVID 19 & other Viral fevers signs & symptoms with “Kaba Suram” & others surams signs & symptoms mentioned in Siddha Authenticated literatures.
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