November 27, 2015
In order to prevent monsoon diseases, the ministry of public health and family welfare is conducting a monsoon special Siddha medical camp at the Mettupalayam Government Hospital from November 25 to 29. Nilavembu decoction is being distributed to prevent and cure viral fevers like chikungunya, dengue, and swine flu.
According to Sangeetha, M.D (Siddha), in addiction to the decoction, they are also distributing Nilavembu powder, which contains eight other herbs too, including Koraikkizhangu, Parppadaakam, Sukku (dried ginger), Milagu (pepper), and vettiver.
When asked why 12 women vomited after drinking the Nilavembu decoction in Salem, she said, “There is no problem with Nilavembu. The problem was with the unhygienic vessels and tumblers. Even Allopathic doctors are recommending Nilavembu, which is a Siddha medicine and has no side effects.”
She added that Nilavembu cures diabetes, viral fevers, joint aches, and boosts immunity.
The response from public continues to be very good. Around 295 persons came on the first day to drink the decoction. The number went up to 356 and 450 on the second and third day respectively.
The doctor also suggested home remedies for routine monsoon diseases.
· For fever – Boil neem leaves, pepper and dill in water and drink it for two days.
· For cold and nose blocks – Make a decoction of basil leaves, Omavalli, pepper and turmeric powder, and drink it.
· For diarrhea and dysentery – Boil young leaves of mango and country guava, cumin seeds, and basil, with turmeric powder. Drink the decoction.