Analogy of Kaba Suram with COVID-19 Symptoms - A Siddha Literature Review

  • Susila Rathinam
  • Kannan Muthiah
  • Sathiyarajeswaran Parameswaran
  • Kavitha Tamilarasan
  • Esaivani Selvarajan
  • Usha Ayyasamy
Keywords: Corona Virus,, COVID-19, Traditional medicine, Indian Medicine, Kaba suram

Abstract

Kaba Suram (phlegmatic fever) is one among the 64 types of Suram (Pyrexia/fever), its synonyms, causes, pathology and characteristics have been mentioned crystal clear in Siddha literature. Its clinical features have been mentioned in few literatures such as Theran karisal, Suravagadam, Yugi chinthamani etc., which are almost similar to each other. The present day pandemic disease COVID-19 which still lacks specific drug towards its management or prophylaxis has become the spectrum of research focus in current scenario. Upon keen understanding of the Siddha literature the signs and symptoms of Kaba Suram fall in line with COVID-19 and a few other flu like illnesses. Therefore, the herbal decoction Kaba Sura Kudineer (KSK) indicated for the management of Kaba Suram has been recommended by the Siddha research community towards an integrated approach in tackling this worldwide emergency. The current scientific community demands evidence based explanation to understand the concept of Siddha system of medicine and necessitates International standards to reassure the efficacy of Siddha medicine. In this aspect, this review is aimed at evaluating all the available informations on Kaba Suram in Siddha literature and pathophysiology of COVID-19 and to interpret the search results in terms of pathophysiology of Kaba Suram based on Mukkutram theory. This effort would therefore enable the Siddha research community to opt for effective Siddha medicines to manage the present pandemic situation.

Author Biographies

Susila Rathinam

Research officer (Siddha), Basics and Fundamental division , Department of Clinical Research, Siddha Central Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Arumbakkam, Chennai-106. India.

Kannan Muthiah

HOD, Literary Research and Documentation Department, Siddha Central Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Arumbakkam , Chennai-106. India. 

Sathiyarajeswaran Parameswaran

Director I/C, Siddha Central Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Arumbakkam, Chennai-106 India.

Kavitha Tamilarasan

Research officer (Siddha), Basics and Fundamental division , Department of Clinical Research, Siddha Central Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Arumbakkam, Chennai-106, India.

Esaivani Selvarajan

Research officer (Siddha), Basics and Fundamental division , Department of Clinical Research, Siddha Central Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Arumbakkam, Chennai-106, India. 

Usha Ayyasamy

Research officer (Siddha), Basics and Fundamental division , Department of Clinical Research, Siddha Central Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Arumbakkam, Chennai-106, India.

Published
2020-12-09
How to Cite
Rathinam, S., Muthiah, K., Parameswaran, S., Tamilarasan, K., Selvarajan, E., & Ayyasamy, U. (2020). Analogy of Kaba Suram with COVID-19 Symptoms - A Siddha Literature Review. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 11(4), 616-621. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v11i4.1674
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Review Articles