Silasathu is one of the mineral used in Siddha medicinal preparations. Silasathu parpam is commonly used to treat disorders of genito-urinary tract.
FTIR study shows presence of functional groups such as aromatics, alkenes, carbonyl groups, carboxylic acid, alpa and beta unsaturated aldehyde, ketone, nitro compound, aromatic amines, alkyene and alkyl halides.
ICP-OES study indicates the presence of Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Sodium and Phosphorous whereas the heavy metals contained in the raw drug samples were reduced to below detection level.
The above study implies the safety and efficacy of Silasathu parpam.
Vikesh. B, Radha. S, Thanikaiselvi. S , Thiruthani.M. (2018). Physio-Chemical Analysis of Silasathu Parpam.: Int. J. Curr. Res. Chem. Pharm. Sci. 5(5): 1-8.
3rd Siddha day - NIS - Article Contest on "Uniqueness of Siddha system of Medicine from other Traditional Systems of Medicine" by NIS.
Siddha system of medicine founded by the Sagely Mystics is resting on an exclusive and sound physiological and philosophical principles with unique Pharmacopoeia and Materia Medica. However there is a constant raging debate as to how it differs from other traditional systems of medicine in India. Siddha system of Medicine also has a long back history with much antiquity. Hence it is the right time to explore the uniqueness of Siddha so as to establish the individuality of this ancient codified traditional medical system with a strong documentary evidence.
With this objective NIS calls for an article contest on "Uniqueness of Siddha system" with an intention to provide opportunity to the students and graduates, experts from Siddha and other fields to contribute in this significant task taken up by NIS for strongly establishing the Uniqueness of Siddha.
Further the selected articles are to be placed in the Focus Group Discussion activity of NIS and will be included in the proposed compendium to be released after the FGD with due acknowledgement. We invite all the interested students and scholars to participate in the contest one of Pre Siddha day activity and make it a splendid success.
The impurities in water can be classified in to 2 types.
1. Water soluble – Salt from earth and impurities from the decomposed bodies or organisms.
2. Non soluble – Soil, dust, germs, microorganism, moss and plants.
The impurities in the water will be cleansed by various natural methods. The following is a non-invasive water purifying technique that is told in Siddha system of medicine.
Clearing Nut (Strychnos potatorum):
This is the old and best method for decantation of water. Well filtered water is poured into a clean pot and 2 or 3 clearimg nuts are crushed and added with the water. The water is kept static for 5 to 6 hours. The minute impurities are settling down at the bottom of pot and leaving the upper level clear. Water also becomes sweet by this method.
Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica):
In this method of purification, well ripe fruits or woods of Phyllanthus emblica are used. In this method also, water becomes clean and pure, sour and sweet in taste due to Indian gooseberry.
The Ministry of AYUSH has accorded approval for observing the birthday of Siddhar Agathiyar as “Siddha Day". Siddhar Agathiyar’s birthday falls on Star Ayilyam in the Tamil month Margazhi. In this regard, the 3rd Siddha Day will be observed on 13th January, 2020 at Chennai.
Prof. Dr. K. Kanakavalli, Director General, Central Council for Research in Siddha has invited Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Govt. of India on 22nd November, 2019 to take part in the 3rd Siddha day celebrations to be held on 13th January, 2020 at Amma Arangam, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai.
The 3rd Siddha Day event will be jointly organised by Central Council for Research in Siddha, National Institute of Siddha and Directorate of Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
Siddha management for Dandruff:
Dandruff is a common condition that turns the skin on the scalp to flake caused by yeast like fungal infection. Itchy skin flakes on scalp hair eyebrows, beard, mustache and ears along with hair loss are the signs and symptoms of dandruff.
The siddha remedy for dandruff as follow
1. White pepper (Piper nigrum) processed with milk and applied in the scalp will prevent the dandruff and its complaints.
2. Arugan thailam and poduthalai thailam can be used for oil bath.
3. The dried powder of lemon peel can be used as a hair wash paste.
4. 5 gm of Neem flower, 8 gm of Jaggery processed with 150 ml Ginglee oil. Take an oil bath with the same will reduce the dandruff and its complaints.
5. The foam that present in neem bark decotion help to reduce the scar marks of dandruff.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer Vs Siddha:
According to the World Health Organization's that there are 40 million people with diabetes in India currently and by 2025 this number will swell to 70 million. Diabetic foot is one of the most significant and devastating complications of diabetes and is defined as a foot affected by ulceration that is associated with neuropathy and/or peripheral arterial disease of the lower limb in a patient with diabetes.
A diabetic ulcer is correlated to Madumegapun or ‘Valicilaippun’ in the Siddha system of medicine. Sixty-one years old male former from sub-urban area Tamil Nadu was admitted in the In-patient Department for the complaints of ulcer in the left plantar aspect of the foot, foul odor, pus discharge from the ulcer, along with mild gangrene with osteomyelitis in the past 12-months. He referred for amputation of the foot by the doctors, but the proper observation and Siddha therapeutic procedures were helped to relieve from the amputation and improve the QoL. The case-patient was treated by internally D5 Chooranam and Thiripala Chooranam (Anti-Diabetic Siddha drugs), externally by Maththan thailam (Wound healing Siddha external oil) and Palagarai parpam (Processed Cypraeamoneta containing Ash) externally.
Samraj K et al. A case report on the siddha management of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU): left plantar foot. Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharm. 2019; 10(2):80-85 http://dx.doi.org/10.7897/2277- 4343.100241
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)