Objective: The present pilot study was designed to evaluate the effect of
Nandukkal parpam (Calx of Fossil stone crab) a Traditional Siddha medicine in
Kalladaippu (Urolithiasis) patients. Method: This study was conducted at the National
Institute of Siddha, Tambaram, Chennai, India. The investigator recruited 10 patients with
an inclusion and exclusion criteria. The patients were treated with 260 mg of Nandukkal
parpam along with 50 ml Sirupeelai kudineer (freshly prepared decoction of the whole plant
of Aerva lanata – Mountain Knot grass) twice a day for a period of 60 days. All the patients were taken
laboratory investigations and Ultra Sono Gram (USG-KUB). Results: Normal sonographic study was
observed in 6 patients and reduction in number of stones and stone size in 4 patients. There were no adverse
events reported during the study and no recurrences during the follow up period of up to one year were
reported. Conclusion: Results suggest that the trial drug Nandukkal parpam is effective and safe for the
management of Kalladaippu (Urolithiasis) and in alleviating recurrences.
Keywords: Kalladaippu, Life style disorders, Nandukkal parpam, Siddha medicine, Urolithiasis.
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