Dr.Arun Baby

Journey to Chathuragiri to find Siddha Mooligai

Dr.Arun Baby

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

Arun Baby

Korakkar Siddhar Cave of Chathuragiri

Dr.Arun Baby

Wayanad

Dr.Arun Baby

Vishnu Uppu collected from Rameshwaram Sea

Friday, February 10, 2017

Siddha Herb Tinospora cordifolia protects from Radiation and Chemotherapy side effects

Siddha herbTinospora Cordifolia  Protects from Radiation & Chemotherapy Side Effects

Radiation treatments, combined with chemotherapy, are the standard regimen for the treatments of various cancers. Both of these treatments have very serious side effects, unfortunately, and a lot more people die from the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. If these treatments are needed, there have to be strategy to enhance the effects of chemotherapy and radiation to cancer cells, while at the same time protecting the normal healthy cells and cut down the side effects.

Tinospora cordifolia, commonly known as Guduchi in Ayurvedic Medicine, has been used in many preparations for the treatment of various ailments. It possesses anti-stress, antidiabetic, antiulcer, anti-oxidative, radio-protective, hepato-protective, immuno-modulator, chemo-protective, and learning & memory enhancing properties. A variety of bioactive constituents, with anti-oxidative and free radical scavenging properties, have been isolated from Tinospora cordifolia. One study was carried out to specifically look at the radio-protective potential of the Tinospora cordifolia extract against radiation-induced testicular injury in Swiss albino mice.
One group of male Swiss albino mice was exposed to 7.5 Gy gamma radiation, to serve as the irradiated control, while the other group received Tinospora cordifolia orally for 5 consecutive days half an hour before irradiation to serve as experimental. Exposure of animals to 7.5 Gy gamma radiation resulted in significant decrease in body weight, tissue weight, testes- body weight ratio, and tubular diameter of testes up to 15 days of irradiation. 100% mortality was recorded by day 17 in irradiated control, whereas all animals survived in experimental group. 100% survival of irradiated animal is a miraculous property of Tinospora cordifolia.  Animals treated with Tinospora cordifolia showed significant increase in body weight, tissue weight, testes- body weight ratio and tubular diameter at various intervals as compared to irradiated group. Radiation-induced histological lesions in testicular architecture were observed as more severe in irradiated control than animals pre-treated with Tinospoa cordifolia. Tinospora cordifolia further protected the architect of tests and histopathological changes were minimized.
All the animals who got pre-treatment with Tinospora cordifolia survived the experimental periods of 30 days without any sickness. At the same time, irradiated animals exhibited sickness within 2–4 days with 71.43% mortality during 7 days and the remaining animals died within the next 10 days after exposure. Radiation is a potent toxicant and whole-body exposure of it can alter the general physiology. In other studies Tinospora cordifolia has shown to have radio-sensitizing effects to cancer cells with protective effects on the normal healthy cells. This makes Tinospora cordifolia an excellent choice to be used with radiation treatment. It can potentially cut down the side effects of radiation treatment, make cancerous cells more vulnerable to radiation, while at the same time protecting healthy normal cells.

Tinospora cordifolia has also shown chemo-protective actions. In another study Tinospora extract was as good as doxyrubicin in killing cancer cells. Doxyrubicin is a chemotherapy drugs with lots of side effects. Using herbs like Tinospora cordifolia is a win-win for the patients, as he/she cuts the side effects of the treatment and even enhances the potential toxic effects of these treatments to cancer cells.

All my patients who are undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments, I advise them to be of radio protective and chemo-preventive herbs like Tinospora cordifolia, Holy basil and Amla.

References:
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011;2011:643847. doi: 10.1155/2011/643847. Epub 2011 Feb 16.
Phytomedicine. 2006;13:74–84
Cancer Lett. 1998;127:71–82.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"There are some people who claim that Ayurveda is the oldest medical system, but from the research done with the help of available historical data, it is evident that Siddha system of medicine is much older and has more history than even Ayurveda. Not only is this medical system the oldest, this is a medical system with lots of specialities; its specialities far outweigh the Ayurvedic medicine" Thanks to the authors team from  Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, India for the nice article on  "Fundamental Aspect and Basic Concept of Siddha Medicines"  http://www.sysrevpharm.org/article/42

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Synopsis of Siddha System of medicine (Written by Dr.Ambai Arunachalam,President CCIM,Govt. Of India)

Synopsis of Siddha System of Medicine

(Dr. V. Arunachalam, M.D. (Siddha), President, CCIM )

Every human race has its own system of medicines namely Traditional Medicine.  As many as 5000 folklore medical practices are documented in the world.  But not all medical practices are actively utilized for the well-being of the mankind like the traditional systems of India viz., Siddha, Ayurveda and Unani. The oldest of the above said three, the Dravidian (Siddha) System of Medicine is contributing much to the health care of human beings. 

Siddha system could be considered as the crown of all the traditional arts of the ancient Tamils owing to its richness and simplicity. There is no two opinions about the ancientness of the Dravidian Civilization of the erstwhile submerged Land –“Kumarikandam”, otherwise known as Lemuria Continent which was situated in the Indian Ocean. Archeological evidences also prove this. The system of medicine that was prevalent in the ancient Southern part of India may be called as the “Dravidian system of Medicine”, or “Siddha System of Medicine”.

The period of origin of the Siddha System is also substantiated by the extensive references about the medical practice that are available in ancient Tamil Literature.  The ancient Tamil Grammar work “Tholkappiam”, various other works of Sangam literature and the ‘Tamil Veda’, “Thirukkural”, not only mentions, but also gives a better picture about this system.  Thiru. T.V. Sambasivam Pillai, who compiled the monumental work of Siddha (Tamil-English) Medical Dictionary, dates the origin of the Siddha System back to B.C.10, 000 - B.C. 4,000. According to the historians, the following are the dates of the other systems of medicines.

Ayurvedic System of Medicine
Charaka Samhita 300 BC
Susruta Samhita 300 BC
Bava Prakasam 800 AD

The Romanian system of medicine 300 AD
Unani System of Medicine 600 AD
Greek System of Medicine 900 AD
Allopath               1700 AD
Homeopathy                   1800 AD

But nobody can fix the exact date of origin of the Siddha System of Medicine.

The greatest of all births is the birth as mankind.  It is absolutely essential to preserve a human being to achieve Eternal Bliss.  The simplest way for a healthy living is to live according to the “Laws of Nature”.  This is emphasized by the Siddhars who lived longer. Siddhars led a simple life above the narrow divisions of caste, creed, religion, colour and nation.  These noble people have not only contributed to a system of medicine, but also for the knowledge of Eternity, Alchemy and Yogic living.

One question that comes to the mind of everybody who studies the history of Siddha Medicine is about the number of Siddhars. “Rasavada Nool Siddhar Mayam”, clarifies that they were in millions.

“Themappa Yogigal than kodakodi
Thiramana gnanigalthan kodakodi
Kamappa Rishihalavar kodakodi
Karpamunnum Siddharmar kodakodi”

Siddha Medicines (Malayalam Article )

സിദ്ധവൈദ്യത്തിലെ മരുന്നുകൾ.

സിദ്ധവൈദ്യത്തിൽ സസ്യങ്ങൾ ഔഷധനിർമ്മാണത്തിന് ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്ന അതേ പ്രാധാന്യത്തോടുകൂടിത്തന്നെ മറ്റു ദ്രവ്യങ്ങളും ഔഷധനിർമ്മാണത്തിന് ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നുണ്ട്. ലോഹങ്ങൾ-11, പാഷാണങ്ങൾ-64, ഉപ്പുകൾ-25, നവമണികൾ, ഉപരസം- 120 എന്നിവയും, ഭൂനാഗം, കസ്തൂരി, മയിൽ, പുനുക് തുടങ്ങിയ പലതരം ജാന്തവദ്രവ്യങ്ങളെയും സിദ്ധവൈദ്യത്തിൽ ഔഷധ നിർമ്മാണത്തിന് ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നു. ചിന്തൂരങ്ങൾ 75 വർഷവും, ഭസ്മങ്ങൾ 100 വർഷവും, ചുന്നം 500 വർഷവും കേടുകൂടാതിരിക്കും. ഇതുപോലെ ഓരോ ഔഷധവർഗ്ഗത്തിനും വ്യത്യസ്ത കാലയളവാണുള്ളത്.

സിദ്ധവൈദ്യത്തിൽ മരുന്നുകളെ രണ്ട് വിഭാഗമായ് തിരിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. അക മരുന്ത്(அக மருந்து), പുറ മരുന്ത്(புற மருந்து) എന്നിങ്ങനെയാണ്. അക മരുന്ത് എന്നാൽ അകത്തേയ്ക്ക് സേവിക്കുന്ന ഔഷധങ്ങൾ, പുറ മരുന്ത് എന്നാൽ ശരീരത്തിന് പുറത്ത് പ്രയോഗിക്കുന്ന മരുന്ന് പ്രയോഗങ്ങൾ.

അക മരുന്ത്(அக மருந்து).

   1. സുരസം(சுரசம்)
   2. ചാറ്(சாறு)
   3. കുടിനീർ(குடிநீர்)
   4. കർകം(கற்கம்)
   5. ഉട്കളി(உட்களி)
   6. അടൈ(அடை)
   7. ചൂർണ്ണം(சூரணம்)
   8. പിട്ട്(பிட்டு)
   9. വടകം(வடகம்)
   10. വെണ്ണ(வெண்ணெய்)
   11. നെയ്യ്(நெய்)
   12. മണപ്പാക്(மணப்பாகு)
   13. രസായനം(இரசாயனம்)
   14. ലേഹ്യം(இலேகியம்)
   15. എണ്ണ(எண்ணய்)
   16. മാത്തിരൈ(மாத்திரை)
   17. കടുക്(கடுகு)
   18. പക്വം(பக்குவம்)
   19. തേനൂറൽ(தேனூறல்)
   20. തീനീർ(தீநீர்)
   21. മെഴുക്(மெழுகு)
   22. കുഴമ്പ്(குழம்பு)
   23. പതങ്കം(பதங்கம்)
   24. ചെന്തൂരം(செந்தூரம்)
   25. പർപ്പം/ഭസ്മം(பற்பம்)
   26. കട്ട്(கட்டு)
   27. ഉരുക്ക്(உருக்கு)
   28.കറുപ്പ്(கறுப்பு)
   29.പച്ചവെട്ട്(பச்சைவெட்டு)
   30. കളങ്ക്(களங்கு)
   31. ചുന്നം(சுண்ணம்)
   32. കർപ്പം(கற்பம்)
   33. സത്ത്(சத்து)
   34. ഗുരു ഗുളിക(குரு குளிகை)

പുറ മരുന്ത്(புற மருநது).

   1. കട്ട്(கட்டு)
   2. പറ്റ്(பற்று)
   3. ഒറ്റടം(ஓற்றடம்)
   4. പൂച്ച്(பூச்சு)
   5. വേത്(வேது)
   6. പൊട്ടണം(பொட்டணம்)
   7. തൊക്കണം(தொக்கணம்)
   8. പുക(புகை)
   9. മൈ(மை)
   10. പൊടി തിമിർതൽ(பொடி திமிர்தல்)
   11. നസ്യം(நசியம்)
   12. കലിക്കം(கலிக்கம்)
   13. ഊതൽ(ஊதல்)
   14. നാസികാ പരണം(நாசிகாபரணம்)
   15. കളിമ്പ്(களிம்பு)
   16. സീലൈ(சீலை)
   17. നീർ(நீர்)
   18. വർത്തി(வர்த்தி)
   19. ചുട്ടിക(சுட்டிகை)
   20. സലാക(சலாகை)
   21. പശ(பசை)
   22. കളി(களி)
   23. പൊടി(பொடி)
   24. മുറിച്ചൽ(முறிச்சல்)
   25. കീറൽ(கீறல்)
   26. കാരം(காரம்)
   27. അട്ടൈ വിടൽ(அட்டைவிடல்)
   28. അറുവൈ(அறுவை)
   29.കൊമ്പ് കെട്ടൽ(கொம்பு கட்டல்)
   30. ഉറിഞ്ചൽ(உறிஞ்சல்)
   31. കുരുതി വാങ്കൽ(குருதி வாங்கல்)
   32. പീച്ച്(பீச்சு)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Traditional Siddha Medical literature claim that washing of the leaf with water for 7 times can reduce concentration of bitter latex from
the gel which might be beneficial in healing of gastric ulcer. A scientific study has been published recently which was carried out by a Medical Pharmacologist from Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Nepal. This is one of the best study in which author has cited Siddha literature. Our wishes to the author team.  "Ulcer protective action is improved by washing fresh Aloe vera gel: a comparative study with unwashed gel in indomethacin and ethanol induced ulcers in rats"   http://ijpcs.net/sites/default/files/10.5530ijpcs.5.3.4.pdf
http://ijpcs.net/article/160

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Siddha Emergency life saving Drugs

1.AGASTHIYAR KUZHAMBU,  2. KAUSIKHAR KUZHAMBU ,3. VISHA KUZHAMBU. 4.VAAN MEZHUGU 5.MAHA VEERA MEZHUGU, 6.PANCHA SOOTHAKA MEZHUGU, 7.NANDHI MEZHUGU, 8.SIVANAR AMTTHAM.9. SRINGI PARPAM, 10. THAMEERA PARPAM , 11. NAVAPHASANA CHENDURAM, 12.THAMEERAKATTU CHENDURAM, 13. KASTHURI KARUPPU.14. PATTU KARUPPU, 15.PADIKARA PARPAM, 16. MARKANDEYAN MEZHUGU, 17.KANAGA LINGA KARPURA MEZHUGU, 18. TRIKADUKU CHURNAM ETC

Monday, November 14, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

PG Diploma Courses for Siddha Doctors

PG DIPLOMA COURSES

Siddha shall be the following, namely:—
a)  Post-Graduate Diploma in Thol Maruthuvam (Dermatology);
b)  Post-Graduate Diploma in Muthiyor Maruthuvam (Geriatric Medicine);
c)  Post-Graduate Diploma in Kan Maruthuvam (Ophthalmology);
d)  Post-Graduate Diploma in Vatha Noi Maruthuvam (Rheumatology);
e)  Post-Graduate Diploma in Neerizhivu Maruthuvam (Diabetology);
f)  Post-Graduate Diploma in Karuvakka Maruthuvam (Fertility Medicine);
g)  Post-Graduate Diploma in Marunthu Seilyal (Pharmaceutics);
h)  Post-Graduate Diploma in Kayakarpam and Yogam (Rejuvenation and Yoga);
i)  Post-Graduate Diploma in Mana Noi Maruthuvam (Psychiatric Medicine);
j)  Post-Graduate Diploma in Putru Noi Maruthuvam (Oncology); and
k)  Post-Graduate Diploma in Noianuga Vithi Ozhukkam (Preventive Medicine).

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

NHM Siddha Dispensaries all over kerala

NHM AYUSH Siddha Dispensaries in all over kerala as follows..
**********************************
*Trivandrum11* Poonthura.....Dr.Deepa jp
Nanniyodu..... Dr.maneesha
Mangalapuram.....Dr.Abhil Mohan
Pothencode....Dr.Mithun c
Kanjiramkulam......Dr.Vindya
Madavur........Dr.Maggy
Parasala.....Dr.Subha sukumar
Kulathur....Dr.Soorya cs
Aruvikkara....Dr.Vivek
Madathara.....Dr.Arun B Raj
Vettoor....Dr.soumya.S
*Kollam*4
Chavara thekkumbhagam......Dr.sreekala ks
Kalluvathukkal.....Dr.Vindhya
Kottarakkara..Dr.Santhibhushan
Sasthamkotta....Dr.Roopa(on leave additional Dr.Remya KR)
*Alleppey5*
Perumbalam....Dr.Heera
Thuravur.....Dr.Vanikrishna
Vayalar...Dr.Janapriya
Veliyanadu....Dr.Dhanya S
Ramankari.....Dr.Arathi
*Ernakulam1*
Cherai....Dr.Melgibson
*Idukki*3
Kumili......Dr.Neethuprasad
Manakkad...Dr.Krishnaprasad
Vandipperiyar....Dr.Neethu vs
*Malappuram*3
Valancheri....Dr.Susanth
Mankada.....Dr.Manu
Perumbadappu...Dr.Saranya
*Kozhikode1*
Kizhakoth....Dr.Gopika
*kannur*1
Kottiyoor...Dr.Soumya o
*palakad*1
Attapadi mobile...Dr.Ajeesh Kuriyathara
*Kasargod*1
Pallikkara.......Dr.Jisha

MO(S) @ Ayurveda District Hospitals

Dr.Ragi  -Wayanad
Dr. Rahulan - Ernakulam.
Dr. Shiji. P  -Kannur,             

Dr. Nidhin - kasargod
Dr. Chaithanya - trissur
Dr.Helan krishna-Pathanamthitta
Dr.Vibina-Calicut
                 - Kottayam

Focus

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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