ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: AN OVERVIEW OF SIDDHA POLYHERBAL FORMULATION: MILAGU LEGIYAM
Article Category: Review articles
Author: M. Tamil Selvi *, R. Deepika, AM Amala Hazel, M. Meenakshi Sundaram, R. Meenakumari
Abstract: Milagu Legiyam is a polyherbal Siddha formulation mentioned in the Siddha literature "Aathmaratchamirtham". It indicates silethumam 96. In the Siddha system of medicine, the clinical presentation of acute pharyngotonsillitis is described under "virana silethumam". Vitiation of kabam is responsible for the virana silethumam. According to modern medicine, this occurs due to the viruses and beta?hemolytic group A streptococci. Nowadays, this is a common illness in children that often leads patients to consult paediatricians. The hot potency of the ingredients of Milagu Legiyam plays the leading role in the management of virana silethumam. Hence, this review highlights the fields of research conducted on the ingredients of Milagu Legiyam. The data was collected from the scientific databases and various textbooks. This review revealed the presence of antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, anthelmintic and anticancer activities.
Keyword: Milagu legiyam, silethumam, tonsillitis, Siddha, antimicrobial, streptococcal infection