T.K. Bhavishya Haniya1, J. Lavanya1, R. Rasiga1, V.S. Nandini1, C. Samuel Justin raj1, G.Vibinshiya1, M.R. Sama Anjum1, S. Merish2, Thomas M. Walter3.
1Second Year BSMS, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.Tamil Nadu, India.firstname.lastname@example.org
2CRRI, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu, India.email@example.com
3Asst. Professor, Dept. of Gunapadam, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.firstname.lastname@example.org
Each and every system of medicine has its own exclusive specialities. Selection of drugs based on the chemical composition and action is the common entity followed all over the world. An important method of selection of drugs based on the tastes, characteristics, effects and ultimate taste has been followed in India’s holistic indigenous medical science called Siddha science. According to Siddha science, all the things in the universe both inside and outside the body are made up of five basic elements namely space, air, fire, water and soil in balanced proportion. The basic motto of Siddha science is, “Food itself is medicine and medicine itself is food”. The six tastes of food materials are also composed of these basic elements. Intake of all these six tastes at right proportion in our diet maintains the physiological homeostasis in our body. Excessive intake of a particular taste or avoiding some other taste leads to alteration. Such an alteration in this balanced proportion leads to ailments. Giving a drug that balances this alteration is the treatment method of Siddha science. Hence most of the drugs in Siddha science are the ingredients of our food we take in our regular diet. This paper deals with this advanced and excellent method of treatment. This paper includes various topics – nature of the body, humours of the body, assessing the patient, diagnosis, the six tastes ofthe drugs, nature of drugs and selection of drugs.
Siddha Treatment modalities, Taste in siddha, Non-Invasive Siddha diagnostics.