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Journey to Chathuragiri to find Siddha Mooligai

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At the top of Chathuragiri (April 12th, 2009)

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Korakkar Siddhar Cave of Chathuragiri

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Vishnu Uppu collected from Rameshwaram Sea

Friday, October 14, 2016

Siddha treatment for Endometriosis

Agathiar kuzhambu in Nochi juice.. 3 days in a cycle.. Then Lavana gunathi thailam 10 to 15 drops bd with milk or gruel for three months. Nochi kudineer with 1 handful of leaves bd for three months. Kazharchi churnam 2 g bd..

Nandhi Mai too. 7 days treatment  5 days drug holiday 7 days trt cycle for 3 months

Monday, October 10, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Siddha and this year medicine nobel prize (2016)

This year's Nobel prize for medicine has gone to a Japanese scientist Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi for his research on autophagy. Autophagy means to "self eat". In other words, the process by which the human body eats it own damaged cells and unused proteins. Autophagy is a natural process and also one which occurs in cases of starvation. The failure of autophagy is one of the main reasons for accumulation of damaged cells which eventually leads to various diseases in the body. Autophagy is important to prevent/fight cancer and also plays a vital role in degrading and 'consuming' cells infected by bacteria and viruses.

I have to observe here that ancient India had recommended a practice of fasting (Ekadasi) one day in a fortnight. Many of us religiously follow this practice to this day as a penance for spiritual progress without any idea of the biological and therapeutic benefits of this practice. Through this process of fasting induced autophagy, our body repaired its damaged and degenerated cells or used up the proteins of the damaged cells for its survival.

Whenever modern science conquers a frontier in any field, it somehow relates back to a quaint spiritual practice followed in India for generations.

A day in a fortnight spent in prayer and divine contemplation was a tonic for the mind and soul while the practice of fasting ensured that the body would heal and rejuvenate itself.

Clearly, our ancients believed in a process of holistic healing of both the body and the mind.  They were able to, quite remarkably, connect the yearning for spiritual progress in a human being with the biological necessity of the human body. One cannot but marvel, and bow our heads with admiration and reverence, at their wisdom and deep scientific understanding of the body and the mind.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Siddha  handling insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.

       Use 15g Aavaarai kudineer made into decoction along with insulin.. this will help scaling down insulin units.

2 times daily 5-10 mts before food

Morning dose may be split into two with afternoon
AK is a very powerful alpha glucosidase and amylase inhibitor.
Hence better to be administered almost with food Than before or after
Means AK reduces absorption of glucose from gut itself

Plus AK would counter the micro and macro vascular changes inherent to diabetes

Dose of AK is very important. 15 to 20g bd made into decoctiondr.
Under dosages won't work
(Dr.Christian,NIS  )

Siddhars tried for extraction from herbals. For example, kashayam (aqueous extract of polar compounds), nei/thailam/ennai (extrction of of non polar compounds using edible solvents), mooligai uppu (ash extract of heat stable polar compounds), kuzhi thailam (non polar compounds), thiraavagam/theeneer (volatile oils), madakku thailam (concentrating the highly polar compounds), etc. In kashayam itself, we have different methods such as ooral kudi neer (cold percolation), applying heat (hot percolation),  adai kudineer, etc. We had used different combination of oils to extract phytochemicals from herbals (Eg: mukoottu ennai, ayinkoottu ennai). Similarly, in aniaml products and mienral products, Siddha do have extraction methods. Only difference from currently used western pharmacology is ; Siddha used the edible solvent systems (coconut oil, sesame oil water, cow ghee, iluppai ennai, etc), whereas modern pharmacology uses volatile solvents (petroleum ether, ethanol, methanol, n-butanol, etc). After extraction, these volatile solvents will be evaporated, thus we get concentrated herbal extracts. In Siddha, the concentrated extracts are dissolved in edible solvents, we consume it as scuh without removing the solvent. So, Siddha also used extraction and isolation of phytocompounds from herbals. Why cant we adopt modern technologies to do the same extraction? If I do it in Siddha drug, then why you call it as non-Siddha drug? Why modernization of Siddha drugs are not allowed? During snake bite and other unconscious conditions, Siddha used drugs in parenteral routes. Siddha used sharp objects like paddy or knife to make a small incision on scalp or on the snake bite site and applied Siddha emergency drugs on it. When it is rubbed, then the drug is absorbed into the blood. this is called as subcuatenous routes of drug administration, which is used in insuline injection and adrenalin inejction. Why cant we use the same syringes to administer Siddha injections after a research? We will get many emergency drugs from Siddha. Applying oil on scalp or on joint for sinusitis, urinary burning micturation, cooling the body, for giddiness, for pain, to induce sleep, etc. - all these are nothing but the special drug deliver system called as transdermal drug delivery system. We should talk this to the modern doctors. We too have the liposomal drug delivery technology. So, understanding the Siddha by its deep through science is important. Then, innovations and modernization in Siddha is the mandatory. otherwise, it will slowly die. During the innovative modernization, the science will lead it, not the religious philosophy. This leads to herbal injections or some plaster on joint to deliver Siddha drug, etc. All these should be accepted to develope Siddha.

           Aadaathodai vaasica contains Bromhexine, which is responsible for the expectorant activity in cough. So, we use aadaathodai manappagu and somebody use isolated bromhexine tablet in cough. Both are same. We should selecte a safe, cheep and highly standared preparation for our clinical practice. According to patent law; bromhexine is derived from a Siddha herbal to use in cough, but, it is still the Siddha property. Since the aadathodai is already in use for cough, the isolated bromhexine can not be patented as a new invention. The isolation is the new invention, but the usage in cough is the Siddha property. In this context, why cant we ask governemnt to permit to use bromhexine tablet also in clinical practice? After consuming aadathodai manappagu, our intestine absorbs bromhexine into blood. We dont know the aadathodai plant collected in this region/climate/month will have bromhexine in the expected amount. So, what is wrong in using the standard bromhexine? The liver convert the bromhexine into ambroxol in blood, that also has expectorant property. So, allopathy company convert bromhexine into ambroxol in their lab and make as a new tablet. In you convert the paddy into Briyaani or gangi or dosa or idli, all belongs to/deriative of paddy. So, this is just an innovation and not the invention. According to me, using addathoda manappagu, tablet bromhexine, tablet ambroxol all are equall in the treatmet of productive cough. For other usage such as menorrhagea, I dont suggest bromhexame or ambroxol, but I support using aadathodai manappagu. Similarly, there are a lot of drugs derived from herbals/natural products being used by allopathy doctors. Strictly speaking, these drugs are our property. They are the innovative products of Traditional medical systems. We need to get official approval to use such products. In china, they have injections from herbal, that is used by a Chineese traditional doctor. Why we should always go bakwards, just try to move forwards. We are asking the drugs related to traditional system. Somebody can work out for it.

- By Dr.Arul Amuthan MD(S), MSc.Pharmacology, PhD.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Emergency treatment in Siddha

There are no separate guidelines for emergency management. In Siddha , all diseases in every stage is recommended to be considered as an emergency itself and reversal guidelines are to be initiated then and  there itself without " wait and watch". Strict monitoring is also advocated. By resorting to accurate evidence based guidelines on time in Siddha, emergencies will get resolved fast even without they are recognised as emergencies. Only a medical science which can effectively diagnose the cause and mechanisms of the pathogenesis and  prevent a medical emergency can only resolve the same. Adjustment therapies in emergencies are only adjustment with no guarantee of security and safety. Siddha  doctors are to advance a lot in the practice of SCIENCE BASED MEDICINE to both prevent and reverse an emergency

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Akasakarudan kizhangu choornam 5gm bd with milk  for 5 days.
By Dr manjula devi
For hypothyroidism
Dosage may varied to indidual....

I tried above medicine,for 1 patient... better... Tsh come normal .
Before treatment Tsh 10
After treatment Tsh 4.
I gave above choornam for 21 days


To rejuvenate the medical system of the most ancient civilization and most ancient language of the indian subcontinent in God's own counry which originated from the Kamandalu(Sacret pot) of Agasthiyar who lived in Agasthiyarkudam and attained Samadhi in Ananthasayanam (Thiruvananathapuram)

Siddha Medicine - A gift for the human being from Siddhars !

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