Sidda in Trichy 03-Jan-2013,
As the number of people, preferring natural health remedies and herbal health remedies are increasing day by day and Indian medical systems are gaining popularity all over the world nowadays, this is the best / perfect time to introduce Siddha Medicine to the world.
Siddha System of Medicine also known as Siddha Vaidya in India, is the oldest among the Indian Medical Systems namely Ayurveda, Siddha & Unani & it is also the oldest medical system in the world.
Siddha medicine is the earliest medicine every documented in the world & the oldest medical system in existance. Siddha Vaidya can be considered as the crown of all the traditional arts of the ancient world owing to its richness and simplicity. The word Siddha comes from the word Siddhi which means an object to attain perfection or heaven ! Siddha Medicine means medicine that is perfect.
The time period of Siddha medicine starts from the time period of the Tamil language. There is no two opinions about the ancientness of the Dravidian Civilization of the erstwhile, submerged land - Kumarikandam, otherwise known as Lemuria Continent which is the cradle of mankind, now submerged in the Indian Ocean, due to several deluges,
The science of healing should also have been born with the birth and evolution of humanity....
Archeological evidences also prove this
The system of medicine that was prevalent in the ancient Tamil land may be called as the Dravidian Syatem of Medicine, since this is unique and relates only to the Tamils and perfected by Siddhars. It is a pure Dravidian System that started in southern India much before the Aryan era.
The Siddha system was developed by the 18 Siddhars, the ancient supernatural spiritual saints of India. It is believed to be handed over to the by the Hindu God-Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. So are the Siddhars, the followers of Lord Shiva(saivam)
Agasthiyar is considered to be the Father of Siddha System of Medicine. Ever since the time of the legendary Sage Agastya and his 18 siddhars-the ancient propagators and practitioners of this system-Siddha knowledge has continued to percolate from master to disciple.
PRINCIPLES OF SIDDHA MEDICINE:
All the existing things in this world and universe around it are made up by the five basic elements, namely Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space , which are called the Fundamental Boothas(Elements).
The origin of the five elements and the formation of different substances in the Universe by various combinations of the elements are clearly described in Siddha Medicine.
SPECIALITY OF SIDDHA MEDICINE:
Siddhars define health as a Perfect State Of Physical, Psychological, Social And Spiritual Well Being of an individual.Siddhars were of the concept that a healthy soul can only be developed through a healthy body. So they developed methods and medication that are believed to strengthen their physical body and thereby their souls.
Many chronic diseases, considered incurable in western medicine, can be treated successfully with Siddha medicine. It has immense healing power in boosting the immune system and curing event the most chronic dreadful diseases which have developed in recent times.