Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Dr. JRK’s NIKU- ready to drink in just 2 minutes

Dr.JRK’s Nilavembu kudineer (Dr.JRK’s NIKU) is a sastric siddha drug known for its prophylactic as well as preventive activity against viral fever and associated pain. It has also been used as supportive drug for Dengue and Chikungunya.

Conventional method of preparation of Nilavembu Kudineer Churanam is a cumbersome process of heating, filtering etc. and will take up to 30 minutes.

Dr. JRK’s Research and Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, Chennai introduces Dr.JRK’s NIKU (Nilavembu Kudineer Churanam) in all new ready to drink instant form with instant release technology which enables immediate release of the actives into the body. Relief from the symptoms can be perceived immediately.

Dr.JRK’s NIKU meets the needs of contemporary requirements of time and effort with high quality. Superior quality of Dr.JRK’s NIKU was proven by analytical study -High performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC)*. The findings of HPTLC was also been re-confirmed by SEM analysis of the product*.

Dr.JRK’s NIKU- A new dimension in management of Diabetes**.

Dr. JRK’s Niku is proven to reduce the post-prandial blood sugar level in diabetic patients.
The study showed it effectively reduces alpha amylase and glucosidase activity required for the conversion sugar molecules to glucose in blood by 50% at 1mg/ml and 2mg/ml concentration.

Composition: -
Each 5gm contains extracts of
Andrographis paniculata               : 1 part (11.1%)
Vetiveria zizanioides                     : 1 part (11.1%)
Plectranthus vettiveroides             : 1 part (11.1%)
Santalum album                            : 1 part (11.1%)
Trichosanthes cucumerina            : 1 part (11.1%)
Cyperus rotundus                          : 1 part (11.1%)
Zingiber officinale                          : 1 part (11.1%)
Piper nigrum                                  : 1 part (11.1%)
Mollugo cerviana                           : 1 part (11.1%)

Usage instructions:

For viral fevers, Chikungunya and dengue:

Adults: add one sachet of powder to 60 ml of warm water and stir. Drink when it is warm.
Children: Add half sachet of powder to 30 ml of warm water and stir. Drink when it is warm.

Take twice a day for a minimum of 5 days

For Diabetes: Adults: add one sachet of powder to 60 ml of warm water and stir. Drink when it is warm. Drink regularly.


* Dr. Jrk’s Niku- The Right Fusion of Science, Simplicity and Tradition. Aruna. V*, Amruthavalli G V, Soundharya R & Gayathri R. Indian Journal of Medical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ISSN: ISSN: 2349-5340, August 2017;4(8),

** Candida for Developing Anti-Diabetics Drugs!. Priya R, Aruna V, Amruthavalli GV, Soundharya R, Gayathri R (2017). Journal of Diabetes Metabolism. 8: 753. doi:10.4172/2155-6156.1000753

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Benefits of using anti dandruff hair oils

Dandruff is a condition of the scalp in which white flakes appear all over the scalp. Dandruff is a very common condition affecting a large number of people.  It is marked by excessive and frequent itching and flaking of scalp skin cells. . Anti-hair dandruff oils are products that can be used safely to treat dandruff. Most anti-dandruff hair oils are made of natural products and ingredients and so help to get rid of dandruff in an effective manner.
Most anti-dandruff hair oils contain
  • Coconut Oil which is rich in vitamins and proteins. Coconut oil is a great moisturising and soothing agent. It has several anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help to keep dandruff at bay. Coconut oil penetrates deep into the hair follicles and strengthens the hair from the roots.
  • Herbs that possess anti dandruff property
Anti-dandruff hair oils have the following benefits:
  • Anti-dandruff hair oil contains natural products. These oils can be used safely without having to worry about any side effects on the hair. Since they are a leave on product, they tend to work on the scalp effectively for a longer period of time.
  • Anti-dandruff hair oils usually have anti-bacterial as well as anti-fungal properties that help to kill bacteria and fungi that cause dandruff. These properties also inhibit the growth of dandruff causing bacteria and fungi thus ensuring that the problems do not occur again.
  • Anti-dandruff hair oils keep the hair hydrated and moisturised and thus ensure healthy and shiny hair.
  • The use of anti-dandruff hair oils also helps to treat several scalp infections and problems and keeps the scalp clean and germ free.
  • Anti-dandruff hair oils can generally penetrate deep into the scalp and so strengthen the hair from the roots. This further prevents hair loss and also prevents hair from thinning down and becoming brittle.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Monsoon Season and Human Suffering

Every year Monsoon brings not only the seasonal rains but also distinct seasonal diseases. Viral fever is one of the diseases and it comes every year with different intensity. This year also, we have been facing Influenza in states like Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab and Dengue fever in states like Kerala and Tamilnadu. Damage is severe and death toll have been increasing till today.


“Feeling hot” or sweaty does not necessarily mean fever. Fever is diagnosed only when a body temperature of over 38o C has been recorded and shivering occurs with a rapid rise in body temperature.

Influenza and its types

Influenza is an acute systemic viral infection that primarily affects the respiratory tract. Mortality is greater in the elderly those with medical co-morbidities and pregnant women.  

Management and Prevention of Influenza

  • Spreads mainly through the droplet mode like coughing and sneezing and touching of infected serous fluids.
  • We may prevent the disease through frequent hand washing, avoiding the sick patients and wearing face masks.
  • Managing with proper anti-viral drugs under the careful supervision of Physician.
  • Prevention relies on seasonal vaccination of elderly and people with respiratory problem or immune compromise.
  • The vaccine composition changes every year to cover the “Predicted” seasonal strains but vaccination may fail when a new pandemic strain emerges.

     Avian influenza

Avian influenza caused by the transmission of avian influenza A virus (H5N1) to human. Most cases have a history of contact with sick poultry and person- to- person spread. Infections with H5N1 viruses have been severe with enteric features and respiratory failure. Vaccination against seasonal ‘fiu’ does not adequately protect against avian influenza.

    Swine flu

In this case, influenza virus transmitted from pigs to humans. Re-assortment of swine, avian and human influenza strains can occur in pigs.


Dengue is a mosquito born disease caused by dengue virus which is usually self-limiting in most cases. However, in some people it can present with the life threatening complications such as Dengue haemorrhagic fever and Dengue shock syndrome. Dengue is not contagious and does not spread by physical contact.

What to do

  • Follow complete blood count
  • Watch for dehydration and take necessary steps for rehydration.
  • Watch for the warning signs including the platelet count and increasing haematocrit.
  • Watch for defervescence (indicating the beginning of critical phase)
  • Prevent spread of dengue within the house.

Treatment in Siddha System - Guidelines followed by Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS)

  • Nilavembu kudineer
  • Papaya leaf juice
  • Adathodai kudineer.
Treatment and taking drugs are strictly as per the recommendation of physicians only.