Evaluation of Haemopoietic Activity of the Rhizome of Corallocarpus epigaeus Benth. Ex Hook - A Pilot Study

Saranya U., Sivakanesan R., Varnakulendran N.


Corallocarpus epigaeus is indigenously known as Aagasakarudan. Rhizomes are having many traditional claims including Paandu Rogam. This study is a quasi-experimental study. In this study, ten volunteers with iron deficiency anaemia were selected and treated with root of C. epigaeus Choornam in the capsular form for eight weeks. Evaluation visit were made at every weeks and signs and symptoms were recorded using 5 point likert scoring pattern. Serum haemoglobin was recorded before treatment, end of 4th and 8th weeks after treatment using sahli method. Clinical study showed, at the end of 8th week average haemoglobin was increased from haemoglobin concentration 103 g/l to 129.89g/l and also significant reduction in degree of sign and symptoms. Based on this study C. epigaeus rhizome provided significant improvement on haemoglobin concentration and the Choornam is effective to relieve the signs and symptoms of Pandu Rogam like Exertional tiredness, Palpitation, Paleness and Tachycardia.



Corallocarpus epigaeus; paandu rogam; haemopoietic activity; quasi experimental study

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