International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.1405154

Pages: 104-107

Author: M. Tamil Selvi *, R. Deepika, A. M. Amala Hazel, M. Meenakshi Sundaram, R. Meenakumari

Abstract: Pharyngotonsillitis is the inflammation of pharynx and tonsils characterized by sore throat and fever. Recurrent infections have adverse effects on normal growth and development of the child. It will hamper the quality of life for school going children. Tonsillitis is very common in pediatric practice. There are about 74,55,494 cases of Tonsillitis in India per year. Modern medicine provides symptomatic relief but does not prevent the recurrence and also cause some adverse effects. Moreover, chronic conditions are often treated by tonsillectomy which also shows some complications. So, there is a need to find out a safe and effective remedy which not only relieves the symptoms but also increases wellbeing. It can be traced by unsheathed treasure of Siddha. Tonsillitis can be correlated with virana silethumam in Siddha. This is caused by deranged kabam and raktha thathu due to improper diet, poor oral hygiene and sedentary lifestyle. Siddha literatures depicted various treatment modalities to cure diseases. This paper is an endeavor to highlight the clinical picture of virana silethumam and its management through Siddha.

Keyword: Pharyngotonsillitis, virana silethumam, Siddha, Lasunathabitha chooranam