Siddha Literature at the Library of Congress

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Hundreds of books have been cataloged and available online at the The Library of Congress, The catalog can be accessed by everyone which is having famous books in Siddha Literature like  
An̲upōka vaittiya navanītam (அனுபோக வைத்திய நவநீதம்) by Pā. Mukammatu Aptullā Cāyapu. (பா.அப்துல்லா சாயபு)
Siddha pharmacopoeia of India.
Akastiyar 12000, en̲n̲um, Perunūl kāviyam
Citta vaittiya tiraṭṭu = Siddha pharmacopoeia, by Ka. Nā. Kuppucāmi Mutaliyār, Ka. Cu. Uttamarāyan̲.

In the name of Akattiyar itself 36 books have been cataloged! 

Massive health boost with Integrative Medicine

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At least 10,000 people in 10 neighbouring villages at Vagat in Hoskote will soon enjoy a sustainable health system. Children here will not only be taught yoga at school, but all villagers will have access to an integrated health system, including homeopathy, Unani, Siddha, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga and much more. 
The Rural Holistic Health Centre at Vagat is a first of its kind in rural India. The foundation stones for this centre and also the Soukya International Institute of Holistic and Integrative Medicine were unveiled on Sunday at the Soukya health centre in Whitefield. 

New grading system for medical colleges

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The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University has launched a new grading system for over 290 medical, dental, Indian medicine and allied health sciences colleges affiliated to it. Colleges will be evaluated based on infrastructure, administration, finance, quality of academic input, placement opportunity and student care. Dr. Sudha Seshayyan, registrar of the university, in a circular to principals of all colleges said, the university has proposed to device a robust rating system, to rank the affiliated colleges based on the rating system and to derive set of action points for colleges to improve their performance standard on various evaluated parameters. The survey will start on May 1 and will go on for 11 weeks.

Traditional knowledge meet on next month

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Geneva-headquartered WIPO is responsible for promoting and protecting intellectual property rights worldwide. The World Intellectual Property Organisation, a specialised UN agency, along with Indian government will organise a three-day meet on traditional knowledge, including ayurveda, siddha and unani, next month. The meeting, to be held here, would help in creating more awareness about intellectual property rights and patents, that are crucial for protecting traditional knowledge.

Relax ban on Indian Medicine, herbal drugs

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India is not taking European Union's ban on the sale of its over-the-counter Indian Medicine and herbal drugs across Europe from May 1 lying down. A delegation of officials from India's department of Ayush and commerce visited Brussels in end-January to persuade EU to relax its decision by another 10 years. According to EU's Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD), companies making herbal products will have to provide clinical data to demonstrate its safety through use of those products within the EU for a minimum of 30 or 15 years within the EU, and 30 years outside the Union.  

CRISM launches efforts to get wider acceptance to Indian medicines abroad

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Mississippi-based Centre for Research in Indian Systems of Medicine (CRISM) has launched a process to ensure scientific validation and wider acceptance to Indian systems of medicines through collaborative efforts, in America and other countries.

Herbal products will be banned from EU soon.

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Thousands of kilometres away from their fractious border, India and China face a common threat. From May 1, a Brussels diktat known as the herbal directive, will effectively outlaw ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) from the 27-member countries of the European Union.

The directive in question was adopted in 2004 but it granted a seven-year grace period to manufacturers of herbal medicines to register, a deadline that expires on April 30.

Lecture at RMRL

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Indus Research Centre

Lecture on


Prof. Lis Brack-Bernsen 
University of Regensburg

Date: 19th February 2011
Time: 5.00 p.m.


Consumption of siddha medicine in TN

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Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 1102-07. 2008.

Consumer Behavior in Selection of Buying Source of Siddha Medicine in Tamilnadu, India from the Perspective of Age

A. Krishnan,1* P. Bagyalakshimi,2 S. Ramya,3 and R. Jayakumararaj3

1PG and Research Department of Commerce, Government Arts College, Dharmapuri - 636705, TN, India.
2Department of Computer Science, Government Arts College, Dharmapuri - 636705, TN, India.
3Department of Botany, RD Government Arts College, Sivagangai - 630561, TN, India.
*Corresponding author: Prof. Krishnan, PG and research Department of Commerce, Government Arts College, (Periyar University, Salem), Dharmapuri - 636705, TN, India. Phone: +91 4343 230008, Email:

Issued 01 December 2008

            With the increasing usage of traditional medicines as complementary alternative therapy, possibilities that would ensure its successful integration into the public domain of health care services needs to be evaluated. India is one of the countries with rich traditional knowledge base. Its ethnic ethno-medical practices had paved way for the evolution of several indigenous systems of medicine. Siddha is one of the oldest systems of medicine in India. Siddha holds close association with nature and has been validated in the laboratory of life, even before the advent of formal modern western system of medicine. This paper discusses the interrelations between usage of Sidhha as complementary alternative medicine and its implications on public health care related issues. We explore the impact of age of respondents in the public domain as a criterion in relation to selection of buying source of Siddha medicine in Tamilnadu, India.

Study on Usage of Traditional System of Medicine in Tamilnadu

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Current Trends in Usage of Traditional System of Medicine in Tamilnadu, India -From the Perspective of Occupation

A. Krishnan, 1* P. Bagyalakshmi, 2 S. Ramya, 3 and R. Jayakumararaj3

1.PG and Research Department of Commerce, Government Arts College, Dharmapuri - 636705, TN, India.

2.Department of Computer Science, Government Arts College, Dharmapuri - 636705, TN, India.

3.Department of Botany, RD Government Arts College, Sivagangai - 630561, TN, India.

*Corresponding author: Prof. A. Krishnan, PG and Research Dept. of Commerce, Govt. Arts College, (Periyar University, Salem), Dharmapuri - 636705, TN, India. Phone (O): +914343230008, Email:

Issued 30 January 2009


Socio-economic parameters have significant impact on consumer’s attitude towards the usage of traditional system of medicine inTamilnadu, India. Though traditional systems of medicine have made significant contributions towards fulfilling healthcare needs of the people in the past, impacts of modern medicine have been so large that traditional medicine witnessed a dark period in India. While such practices are common in the rural/ remote areas, off late, change in the trend with respect to the usage of Siddha medicine as complementary alternative therapy among urban population has been observed. Present study aims to evaluate the resurgence of interest in Siddha medicine

Siddha medicine and its usage in mental illness

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The main objective of study is to find the abnormal behavior and its remedies in the view of Siddha medicine. As one of the oldest system of Indian, the Siddha medicine has several branches. The abnormal behaviors

described in the name of Kirukai Vaithyam. The primary data have been collected from Siddha Physicians through a questionnaire and personal interview. The secondary data have been collected from Siddha medicinal literatures. Type of research is descriptive and type of approach is quantitative.

CTMR seeks law makers' intervention to expedite process of setting up CCRS headquarters in Chennai

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Annoyed over the inordinate delay in commencing operations for the Central Council of Research in Siddha (CCRS) in Chennai, as was decided by the central government last year, the Centre for Traditional Medicines and Research (CTMR), a Chennai-based NGO that is dedicated to the promotion of siddha medicines, has sought the intervention of the law makers to expedite the process of setting up the headquarters of the CCRS in Chennai.

CTMR, which has been providing training to the upcoming traditional healers for the last 20 years and facilitating them for advanced researches, has sought the help of local Rajya Sabha Member, T K Rangarajan requesting him to apprise the union health minister about the dilly-dallying by the concerned authorities on the issue. Dr S Usman Ali, the director of CTMR, has given a memorandum to the Parliament member detailing the

Election wait for Indian medicine panel

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The Centre appears set to renege on its commitment to the Supreme Court that it would organise elections to a council that regulates traditional medicine whose members have clung to their positions for years, defying rules.

At least 40 of the 48 elected members to the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) have held their positions for more than the scheduled period of five years. Among them, 17 have been members for 15 years or longer, sources said.

The CCIM, set up 40 years ago by the Union health ministry, regulates education in colleges offering degrees in Ayurveda (BAMS), Unani (BUMS), and Siddha (BSMS), which under Indian law are in some ways equivalent to MBBS degrees in modern medicine. The CCIM members have to

Reformation of Siddha Medicine Education in Srilanka

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Development of the Educational Sector is a subject that has received great attention and importance.

Plans and objectives relating to the development of the educational sector is extensively elaborated in the Mahinda Chintana covering five pages under the caption ‘Enhancing knowledge and virtues’ with sub-headings ‘National education program’, ‘University to all program’ and ‘Livelihood skills program’. Accordingly new multi-storied school buildings have been built all over the country and at the same time reconstructing and renovating the school buildings destroyed by the Tsunami disaster in the coastal areas. Laboratories, libraries, computer centres, play grounds and swimming pools have been erected in schools throughout Srilanka.

International Herbal Water Foundation

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International Herbal Water Foundation is a non-profit organization formed by experts from Bottled water industry to represent, help and assist Flavored Water Industry. The foundation aims at developing, implementing and monitoring quality & hygiene standards for Flavored Water and offers technological assistance and other resources.

IHWF is a society registered in year 2006, having more than 150 members from all over the country including the states of Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra, Gujarat. Under inquiry counter Srilanka, Malaysia Singapore. IHWF is also a member of

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