COMPARATIVE STUDY ON PANDEMIC CRISIS - COVID19 AND SRI LANKAN SIDDHA SYSTEM OF MEDICINE – A LITERATURE REVIEW
Dr. T. Soruban* and Dr. S. R. Pholtan Rajeev
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell. How it spreads: Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. Aim and objective of this research is to find out the mostly relevant curam (fever) scheduled in siddha system of medicine from the Sri Lankan tradition. Research Type: Systematic Review, Research Design: Collection of data from the available authenticated Tamil siddha texts which are printed three books such as; vaittiyavilakam eṉṉum amirtacākara patārtta cūṭāmaṇiyum vaittiyatteḷivum. cekarācacēkara vaittiyam and pararācacēkaram curarōka nitāṉam. Compare the modern medical text then, systematic compare with the sign and symptoms of collected data. Then, analysis with simple descriptive statistical Relative Citation Score of compare data and finalize the results as conclusion of this research. As result of study were; cilēṟpaṉacuram & vātacilēṭṭumacuram is mostly related to COVID19 and finally concluded by; RCS value was 0.75 (75%) matched 09 out of 12 sign & symptoms with cilēṟpaṉacuram from pararācacēkaram curarōka nitāṉam.
Keywords: COVID19, Siddha system of Medicine, Sri Lankan Siddha System, cura noigal.
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