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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, January 4, 2019

A person with chronic alcohol intake will end up with liver damage by a process which involves cytokines, oxidative and nitrosative stress, hypoxia, and alterations in energy metabolism. Kadukkai maathirai is a polyherbal Siddha preparation indicated for anemia and liver diseases. Siddha clinicians have the doubt that what type of liver diseases can be treated with Kadukkai maathirai.  So, Mr.Manjunath Shetty, a Pharmacology Lecturer from Melaka Manipal Medical College has taken a challenge to find the beneficial role of kadukkaai maathirai in different liver diseases. Alcohol drinking may lead to extensive ballooning degeneration of hepatocytes and microvesicular steatosis. Kadukkai maathirai has the capability to reduce the  alcohol induced liver damage and brings the liver near normal architecture. In the animal experiment, the important observation was the higher dose of kadukkai mathirai has its own side effects in the liver itself. His study is going on, probably, within next two years, he will complete the study and tell its usefulness in viral hepatitis, liver cancer, non alcoholic fatty liver, etc. May Siddhars give more strength and opportunity to our Manipal Siddha team for Siddha globalization through research.  - By Dr.Arul Amuthan

Monday, December 24, 2018

Siddha digestive medicines

Simple remedies from Siddha system promotes the healthy functioning of digestive system.

1. Seeraga Chooranam: Fried powder of Jeeragam (Jeera) Cuminum cyminum is taken with jaggery for gastritis. The water boiled with cumin seeds is an excellent digestive.

2. Kariveppilai Chooranam: Powder or chutney of curry leaves (Murraya koenigi) helps in treating diarrhea and dysentery.

3. Panchadeepagni Chooranam & Ashthy Chooranam: Siddha herbal formulations are effective for digestive disorders.

4. Thayirchundi Chooranam: a Siddha probiotic is capable of improving gut immunity and treating diarrhea.

All the above medications have to be taken under the supervision of registered Siddha Medical practitioner.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Siddha day in kerala on 26 th December

Siddha day inauguration on 26th December by our honourable Health minister at  Olympia  chambers, Chandra Sekharan Nair Stadium Trivandrum. Along with inauguration we have to  conduct 2 days programmes (26&27th) including Siddha speciality medical camps,  Expo ,Open forum for public interactions ,seminars, issuing a hand book of Siddha system of medicines to all AYUSH department officials and staffs  etc. Also in this auspicious day we have to honour the eminent senior persons those who serve for Siddha system. Further there will be a  product launching of five Siddha medicines which are prepared by oushadi, a Kerala government under taking manufacturing unit. In connection with the Siddha day we also planned to conduct one month programmes like Siddha  awareness classes  medical camps in various destinations in Kerala  ,Varma Training programme for Siddha medical officers ,Siddha Project (kanya Jyothi -project for adolescent anaemia in school going girls ) inauguration in 5 districts, inauguration of newly constructed government Siddha Hospital at Vallakadavu,Trivandrum etc.,

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Patru (Paultice ) in siddha medicine

Poultice (Patru) is an external medicine prepared from the raw materials which are ground with herbal juices, decoction and hot water. Poultice is used to treat diseases like headache, arthritis etc. 

Tips to prevent eye diseases in siddha

Tips for prevention of eye diseases in Siddha.

1. Take oil-bath at least twice a week.

2. Apply ghee on the soles, cover with rice bran and dress with cotton cloth at bed time, then wash with cold water in the morning and apply red sandal powder to maintain cool eyes.

3. Eat plenty of greens like Pannai Keerai (Celosia argentea), Chiru Keerai (Amaranthus tricolor), Ponnaan-kanni (Alternanthera sessilis), etc for maintenance of good health and vision.

4. Application of collyrium prevents most of the eye diseases and reduces phlegmatic vitiation.

Avoid the following:

1. Avoid strain to your eyes due to constant usage of mobile phones or other gadgets.

2. Avoid Exposure to fire, dust and fumes.

3. Control of natural urges

4. Application of collyrium after head bath and in rainy season.

Suttigai in siddha medicine

Suttigai therapy (Cauterization) is a technique known as heat therapy.

Certain disease conditions are treated by heated gas (Kaal Suttigai), heated earthen pot or sand (Man Suttigai), heated stick or rhizome of Curcuma longa (Mara Suttigai) and Metal cauterization (Uloga Suttigai). Sinusitis, Arthritis and Muscular sprain are mostly treated with Suttigai therapy.

Monday, December 3, 2018

RAN Therapy in siddha for AIDS


RAN this acronym stands for 1Rasagandhi mezhugu-R, 2Amukkara chooranam - A and 3Nellikkai Ilagam - N, now the most popular Siddha combination for HIV in Tamil Nadu having Immunogenic and adaptogenic properties. RAN therapy is given to HIV patients in the Asia's biggest AIDS hospital at TB Sanatorium, Tambaram, Chennai, South India .

Deivanayagam and co-workers in 2001 could establish laboratory evidence supporting the clinical improvement in more than 60 % of the patients who received either RAN alone or in combination with opportunistic infection (OI) controlling drugs. But RAN could not save those with brain infection, or septicaemia.

Since April 2002, the family health clinic of Health India Foundation (HIF), a registered non-governmental charity, has been running an out-patient service for HIV/AIDS at Red Cross Hospital, Chennai. The author, during his tenure as medical officer at HIF for 13 months have himself closely observed and monitored the safety and effect of RAN therapy in patients with mild to moderate HIV disease (Wilson, 2010). Fritts et al., 2008 in his review article from USA have included the pilot trial conducted with RAN therapy.


1Rasagandhi mezhugu (RGM) is polyherbo–mineral formulation in wax form containing 40 herbs.

2 Poly herbal medicated powder prepared using Withania somnifera Dunal (winter cherry) as the chief ingredient.

3Poly herbal electuary prepared using Phyllanthus Emblica, Linn. (Indian gooseberry) as the chief ingredient


Deivanayagam C.N., Krishnarajasekhar O.R., Ravichandran N., Evaluation of Siddha Medicare in HIV disease. J. Assoc. Physicians India . 2001; 49: 390-1.

Fritts M., Crawford C.C., Quibell D., Gupta A., Jonas W.B., Coulter I., Andrade S.A., Traditional Indian medicine & homeopathy for HIV/AIDS: a review of the literature. AIDS Research & Therapy 2008, 5:25. doi:10.1186/ 1742-6405- 5-25.

Wilson E., Reflections of the Siddha Traditional System of Medicine in the Emerging Field of Geology. IGC's Thirteenth Professor Jhingran Memorial Lecture monograph delivered at the Department of Rasashastra, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences , Banaras Hindu University , Varanasi . January, 2010; 1- 45 pp.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Single siddha drugs used in drinking water

Single drugs used in drinking water

Water is essential for life. The safe and accessibility of drinking water are major concerns throughout the world. Traditionally water is purified either by adding herbals or planting of certain herbals nearby the water sources. 

In Siddha medicines, various plants are used with water for purification process and to confer various health benefits. Some of the main plants and their therapeutic actions are given below.
Strychnos potatorum (Tamil : Thettran)
The seeds of Thettran – Strychnos potatorum is a traditionally used water purifier; it is otherwise called as clearing nut tree - the paste of the Thettran seeds can sediment the impurities in water. intake of Thettran soaked water is a health tonic.
Hemidesmus indicus (Tamil : Nannari)
The root of Nannari soaked in hot water for the period of 1 to 2 hours; the intake of filtered water is beneficial for chronic Vatha diseases, Mega rogam and Indigestion.
Cuminum cyminum (Tamil : Seerakam)
The routine usage of Seerakam fruit in boiling water is useful in the balancing of Azhal humour, it can increase the appetite and relieves from indigestion.
Hyoscyamus niger   (Tamil : Omam)
The Omam fruit soaked and boiled in water is beneficial in abdominal pain, flatulence, indigestion and Dysentry.
Chrysopogon zizanoides (Tamil : Vettiver)
The root of Vettiver soaked in hot water and boiled; the intake of filtered water is beneficial for chronic Azhal noigal, Oliguria, burning micturition and Leucorrhoea.
Acacia catechu (Tamil : Karingaali)
The root of Karingaali soaked in hot water for the period of 1 to 2 hours; the intake of boiled and filtered water is beneficial for chronic Azhal noigal, Mega rogam and Indigestion.
NB: The post is for information purpose only. Kindly consult a Siddha Physician for more details.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Nasal drops in siddha

Nasal Drops in Siddha

Inhaling medicinal fumes or powders through the nose and liquid or medicinal juice squeezed into the nostrils or medicated oil used as an nasal drops or some prepared medicines are used as nasal drops dissolving in fresh herbal juice is known as Nasayam.

Nasal drops should be used in the head upside down position in order to reach the ostiomeatal complex. Instill two drops into left nostril first, then right nostril.

Nasiyam used to treat Allergic sinusitis, Rhinitis,  Fever, Bronchial asthma, Tonsilitis,Nasal polyp,Nasal congestion, Migrane.

மருந்து பொடிகளோ ,மருந்து புகையோ மூக்கின் வழியே உள்ளிழுப்பது மற்றும் மூலிகை
சாற்றினை மூக்கினுள் விடுவது அல்லது மருந்தென்னையை துளிகளாக  மூக்கினுள் விடுவது நசியம் எனப்படும். சித்தமருத்துவத்தில்
ஐயக்குற்றதினால் உண்டாகும் நோய்களுக்கு பயன்படுத்தப்படுகிறது.

நசிய மருத்துவம் பீனிசம்,ஆஸ்துமா, மூக்கடைப்பு, மூக்கில் சதைவளர்ச்சி, லசுன தாபிதம்,ஒற்றை தலைவலி, சுரம் இவற்றிக்கான சிகிச்சை முறையில் பயன்படுகிறது.

பொதுவாக உடலை
நன்னிலையில் வைத்துக்கொள்ள ஆறு மாதத்திற்கு ஒரு முறை குறிப்பிட்ட மருந்தென்னைய்கள் மூலம் நசியம் செய்யலாம். நசியத்தை முதலில் இடது  நாசி துவார த்தில் இரண்டு துளியும் பிறகு வலது நாசி துவாரத்தில் இரண்டு துளியும் விட  வேண்டும்.

மருந்து பொடிகளாக இருப்பின் முடிச்சு கட்டி எரித்து அந்த புகையையோ அல்லது முடிச்சையையோ நுகரலாம்.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Siddha food for women Health

(Siddha Foods for Women's Health)

Siddha System of medicine emphasis  the perfect food habits has been taken care from birth, puberty, pregnancy and lactation. In pregnancy to prevent diseases and also keep away from gynecological disorders. It gives strength to the reproductive life and helps to breast milk production.

There are  more number of recepeies described in Siddha text Pararajasekaram among that few are here.

Coriander (கொத்தமல்லி )25g, Cumin (சீரகம்) seed 2.5g, Pepper ( மிளகு) 5g, Piece of curcuma (மஞ்சள்) and Coconut (தேங்காய் எண்ணெய்) will be grinded sharply makeasapaste. Young Brinjal (கத்தரி பிஞ்சு) Drumstick and (முருங்கைக்காய்) will be fried with gingili oil (நல்லெண்ணெய்) and salt, then mixed with grinded paste. Onion and garlic will be added and has to cook .

Cumin seed (சீரகம்)12.5g, piece of Dry ginger (சுக்கு)and Curcuma (மஞ்சள்) have to be grinded with Gingili oil (நல்லெண்ணெய்) and make small balls and given to consume with jaggery (பனை வெல்லம்) for 3-7 days during menstruation, postpartum period and lactation.


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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