Treatment of Paresis and Paralysis With Herbal Medicines by Thai Traditional Medicine
This qualitative study aimed to investigate recipes collection, and study principle of the use of herbal medicines for the treatment of paresis, and paralysis. Seven of Thai Traditional doctors were in-depth interviewed. The study indicated that 13 recipes were used by them for cure it, and 99 species of herbal medicines were overall found in these recipes. It was found that Myrobalan wood (Terminalia chebula Retz.) was the most used in these recipes. All of species of these were divided into 6 groups of taste of herbal medicines were as follows, carminative group; it was hot and spicy taste, used for wind element balancing, and for better digestive system working, tendon nourishment group; it was fat taste, used for stimulate the works of tendons, body system (elements) nourishment group; it was hot taste, used for body system balance, fever treatment group; it was bitter taste, used for reduce body heat, appetite medication group; it was bitter taste, used for help to more foods taking, and laxative group; it was sour taste, used for defecate wastes out of body. Formulation for paresis, and paralysis as the principle of Thai Traditional Medicine, it was required the 3 major parts as follows, herbal medicines that acting as carminative, tendon nourishment, and body system nourishment. Besides, it was required the 3 supporting parts as follows, herbal medicines that acting as fever treatment, appetite medication, and laxative. This research results were able to use as primary information to development of paresis, and paralysis recipes knowledge which was an optional choice to cure paralyzed person in Thai public health system.
Keywords: Paresis, Paralysis, Herbal Medicines, Applied Thai Traditional Medicine.