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Siddha medicine, an ancient system with roots in South India, is considered a holisticapproach to healthcare. While its precise origin is not universally agreed upon, it isgrounded in the wisdom of ancient Siddhars and practitioners who contributed to the system'sdevelopment over centuries



What is Siddha Medicine?

The Siddha System of Medicine (Traditional Tamil System of medicine), complete holistic medical system which has been prevalent in the ancient Tamil land, is the foremost of all other medical systems in the world.

Who are Siddhars?

‘Siddhars’ were evolved spiritual beings who went beyond enlightenment to accomplish the final yoga of attaining the ultimate perfection as becoming one with God. Siddha system of medicine is divine in origin. It is believed to have been passed on by the Siddhars in carnations of God, to serve humanity

What is the History of Siddha Medicine?

Siddha is an ancient Indian traditional treatment system which evolved in South India, chiefly in Tamil Nadu. According to ancient literature of Siddha, it is said that the system of this medicine originated from Hindu God Shiva who taught it to his consort Parvati . Parvati then passed it on to Nandi and Nandi taught about it to nine Devtas

How old is the Siddha system of medicine?

The Siddha system of medicine is a traditional medical system, providing preventive, promotive, curative, rejuvenative and rehabilitative health care by adopting a scientific and holistic approach. The Siddha system is believed to have evolved from 10000 – 4000 BC.

Who invented Siddha medicine?

According to tradition, the origin of Siddha system of medicine is attributed to the great Siddha & Agathiyar. Some of his works are still standard books of medicine and surgery being used among the Siddha Medical practitioners. What are the 5 elements of Siddha medicine?

The five elements According to the Siddha system, there are five elements that exist in nature: earth, water, fire, air, and ether, all of which form the original basis of all corporeal things.

What are the principles of Siddha?

Fundamental principles Siddha propounds that the physical structure of the universe and man are basically made up of Five Elements. They are Nilam (Earth), Neer (Water), Thee (Fire), Kaatru (Air), and Vin (Sky).

How many siddhas are considered to be pillars of Siddha medicine?

The knowledge of Siddha was later imparted by Lord Murugan to a disciple sage, Agastya, who in turn shared these teachings with 18 extremely intelligent individuals known as Siddhars. As a result, Agastya is often referred to as the father of Siddha healing.

Does Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine have side effects?

Unlike other medicines which has harmful effects like addictiveness and the potential for physical harm and histological problems like damaging kidney and liver, Ayurvedic and Siddha medicines doesn't have that kind of problems when prepared and administered correctly.

What are the diagnostic tools in Siddha?

Siddha system has a unique diagnostic method to identify the diseases and theircauses. According to the Saint Theraiyar, there are eight tools ofdiagnosis: symptoms of the body, the colour, the voice, the eyes, the tongue, stools,urine and the pulse.