Nattu Maruthuvam 23-09-2015 – Sun tv Show
Nattu Maruthuvam | Dt 23-09-15 | Dr.Sakthi Subramaniam | Siddha Maruthuvam
Health benefits | Medicinal uses
Naattu Maruthuvam is a health show that features a Siddha doctor Sakthi Subramani who introduces a natural produce everyday and shares its medicinal qualities to heal all kinds of ailments.
Today’s product is the wonder plant, Sivanar Vembu.
Sivanar Vembu is a herb that has anti cancerous properties, hence is a medicine for deadly cancers like carcinoma and sarcoma. The leaves of this plant helps to treat all kinds of skin diseases and acts as a blood purifier. It protects the liver and stimulates its function and is a cure for jaundice and Hepatitis. Sivanar Vembu relieves any inflammation, pain and lowers our blood sugar level. This herb’s roots are a natural remedy for tooth ache, gum swelling and all types of ulcer, especially mouth ulcer. Preparation of Sivanar Vembu’s leaves and roots can be externally used to heal skin problems like eczema, psoriasis, ringworm and skin allergy.
Since ancient times, herbal drugs are used in traditional system of medicine such as Siddha, Ayurveda and Unani. The allopathic system of medicine adopted many medicinal plants to derive newer molecules for challenging diseases. The plant Indigofera aspalathoides which is well known as ‘Sivanar vembu’ is widely used for skin diseases. Phytochemical and Pharmacological researchers have screened it for its anti-cancerous and antioxidant property. This review focuses all updated information about its authentication, phytochemistry and pharmacology. The phytochemical evaluation of the plant showed phenolic compounds, tannin, alkaloides, triterpenes, flavones, saponin and steroids. This drug is widely screened for its anti-cancerous and anti-oxidant activity. Anti-microbial, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory and antiviral activity were also reported. A thailam (oil prepared by traditional extraction procedure) prepared from this plant is widely used by the Siddha practioners for various ailments. This review focuses the lot of medicinal properties of the plant through the scientific validation and strongly supports the traditional claim.