A REVIEW ON KRIMI ROGA IN CHILDREN W.S.R. TO WORM INFESTATIONS
Worm infestations (also known as helminthic infestations) are considered among the most common diseases of children living in the developing countries and are one of the main problems of child development. Worms may be of many shapes and sizes, from microscopic pin worms to tape worms that are several feet long. Most of these worms live in the intestinal tract causing malnutrition and retarded physical growth in children. In Ayurveda worm infestations are described under krimiroga. In that period without the help of any advanced technology our Acharyas were well aware of the existence of visible as well as invisible krimis and the description given by them about the mode of transmission, sign & symptoms of krimis are almost same as worms & microbes, described in contemporary science. In Ayurveda, the word krimi is a vague term used to denote tiny living beings (visible or invisible), but in contemporary sciences worms & microbes are explained separately. This article mainly focuses on the literature found about krimis in Samhita period w.s.r. to worm infestations in children.
Key words: Worms, Krimi, Ayurveda, Helminths
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