Friday, January 12, 2024

Are You worried about your New born child immunity?

  In Siddha system of medicine there are numerous no. of disease classification, and it is one of the oldest traditional medicine that was followed by the people in Tamil Nadu. Siddhar's have also classified diseases that occur in children. Child from birth up to 5 yrs of age are usually prone to infectious diseases, respiratory infections, diarrhoea, protein malnutrition etc. In Modern system of medicine we could see that after the child's birth  we take care of their health through the "Universal Immunisation Schedule Program". Through this we have been controlling most of the Vulnerable infectious diseases i.e., Malaria, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Pertussis, Measles, Diarrhoea, Protein Energy Malnutrition that is faced by the child up to the age of 5. 

        Siddha System of Medicine also mentions various Immune Boosters by which we can protect our child from common illnesses. Along with the Immunization shots we can also administer Immune Booster which has been mentioned in the classical texts of the Siddha Medicine

             YES!!! Let me tell you the best immune booster which is commonly used in Siddha is  - URAI MAATHIRAI.

URAI MAATHIRAI is a composition of various herbals - 

  1. Chukku (Zingiber officinale)
  2. Thippili (Piper logum)
  3. Adhimadhuram (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  4. Akkirakaaram(Anacyclus pyrethrum)
  5. Vasambu (Acorus calamus)
  6. Jaathikai (Myristica fragrans)
  7. Masikkai (Quercus infectoria)
  8. Kadukkai (Terminalia chebula)
  9. Perungaayam (Ferula asafoetida)
  10. Poondu (Allium sativum)

             All these individual drugs are taken in equal quantity, purified, powdered and grinded with Milagu Chaaru (Juice prepared from Piper nigrum) and made into small rubbing pills. This is dried and used for children from 6 months - 5 years of age. 

INDICATIONS:    Maantham (Group of GIT complaints), Ganam (Group of Respiratory disorders) for children. Sali (Phlegm), Irumal (Cough), Natpatta Sali (Chronic Phlegm), Natpatta Irumal (Chronic Cough), Thodar Suram (Continuous Fever). Improves general immunity.

DOSAGE: According to the child age - It is rubbed with mother's milk and given to the child in the early morning

Dr. Geethasree MD(S)

Child Paediatrician 


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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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