Topical Application of Maha Megarajanga Tailam in Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcer - A Case Report
Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in diabetic patients. Diabetes management is becoming costly due to rapidly increasing socio-economical changes, dietary and lifestyle modifications. Poorly managed diabetes mellitus (DM) leads to the risk of peripheral vascular disease and peripheral neuropathy which ultimately land ups in diabetic foot ulcers in most of the adult and elderly population. Management of diabetes through the Siddha system of medicine is common in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Madhumegam is the term used in classical Siddha medical textbooks along with its detailed management. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are very commonly treated by Siddha physicians in institution-based hospitals and private practice too. Scientifically promising outcomes are shown by Siddha drugs like Mathan Tailam, and Vanga Virana Kalimbu when they are used externally for treating DFUs. Among many classical preparations, the Maha Megarajanga Tailam (MMRT) is a unique Siddha formulation used for treating diabetic foot ulcers and chronic wounds. We present a case of a 68-year-old male with uncontrolled diabetes and non-healing foot ulcer which has healed well within a span of 120 days on topical application of MMRT.
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