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MEDICINAL PLANTS AND FILARIASIS (SLEEPADA): A REVIEW

Dr. Neetu Vishwakarma* and Dr. Dhiraj Kumar Vishwakarma

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Sleepada is a major health problem in tropical and subtropical countries. “silaa vata padam sleepadam”is the definition of sleepada. Since it looks like sila(Stone) it is called Sleepada. In modern it is called as Lymphatic filariasis. Adult worms may live for several years in the infected individual, producing microfilariae and thereby facilitating transmission of the disease through the vector mosquitoes. Lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, loaisis and other helminth infections cause serious health problems especially in resource limited tropical and subtropical developing countries of the world . There are various types of treatment described in ayurveda such as daha karma, siravedha, paniya kshara and lots of potential drugs which play good role in the treatment of Sleepada. An effort is made here to collect the effect of several medicinal plants on filarial worm.

Keywords: silaa vata padam sleepadam, Lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, loaisis.


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