Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ayurveda ?

Ayurveda is one of the oldest medical traditions in the world, with a written history of more than three thousand years and has its roots in the vedas.

The term “Ayurveda” means science of life, which derives from two terms such as Ayu (life) and Veda (knowledge).

Based on this worldview Ayurveda understands universe (macrocosm) and the being (microcosm) as created by five basic elements such as Prthivi (earth), Jala (water), Agni (fire), Vayu (air), Akasa (space) in their different permutations and combinations.

What is Siddha ?

"By purifying the mind and attaining perfection one becomes a siddha (Tamil Chittan); He is indeed fit to be called SIVA". Purification of the Body and mind is  the aim of Siddha medicine.

The origin of Siddha  tradition in the South India in Tamil Language, including culture, is traced back to Agastya. More than 5000 yrs old in Indian history.  There are 18 siddhars (All the Siddhars taught their principles along with their well experienced medicines to their disciples under Gurugulavasa.).

What is Unani ?

Unani system of Medicine owes its origin to Greece. It was the Greek philosopher - Physician Buqrat (Hippocrates) (460-377 BC) who freed Medicine from the realm of superstition and magic, and gave it the status of Science. The theoretical framework of Unani Medicine is based on the teachings of Hippocrates. After a number of other Greek Scholars enriched the system considerably. Of the Galen (131-210 AD) stands out as the one who stabilized its foundation on which Arab physicians like Rhazes (850-925 AD) and Avicenna (980-1037 AD) constructed an imposing edifice.

What is Homeopathy ?

Homeopathy (also spelled homoeopathy or homœopathy) is a form of alternative medicine, first proposed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, in which practitioners use highly[2][3] diluted preparations. Homeopathic remedies are prepared by serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking, which homeopaths term succussion, after each dilution under the assumption that this increases the effect. Homeopaths call this process potentization. Dilution often continues until none of the original substance remains.[6] Apart from the symptoms, homeopaths use aspects of the patient's physical and psychological state in recommending remedies.[7] Homeopathic reference books known as repertories are then consulted, and a remedy is selected based on the totality of symptoms.

What is Folk ?

Folk health traditions are location and community specific health related practices, customs, beliefs, rituals. They are an intergral and inseperable part of our life style. They are passed on from one generation to another through word of mouth.