Siddha medicine on Women’s HealthView in: Tamil

A Column by – Dr.S.Thillaivanan,BSMS,MD(Siddha)

The women’s eyes of the country are not just a word; it is the growth of a nation as well. Maintaining the well-being and mental well-being of such women is essential.

For women, the most important concern for physical problems is menstrual disturbances and breast and cervical cancer. 9% to 23% of the ovarian cyst called PCOS with its various symptoms. The ovarian cyst has several symptoms like Irregular menstruation, pain, obesity, masculine appearance, hair germination, high acne, dark pigmentation around the neck.

Breast cancer is the number one and the second place is cervical cancer. It is commonly diagnosed with women between the ages of 15 and 45.

Poly Cystic Ovarian syndrome is caused by obesity, non-physical activity, lifestyle changes, wrong eating habits, and hereditary diseases. This increases the secretion of insulin in the body and hence increases the secretion of androgen which causes masculinity.  Walking, physical exercise, and diet are essential to reduce obesity. It is better to follow diet and habits similar to diabetes.


In the well being of women, there are many herbs in Siddha medicine. Among them is aloe vera, asokapattai, kazharchikkai, Sathavari, ashwagandha, velli lothram, Brahami, seenndhil, punarnava etc. As per the recommendation of the doctor, it is best to use them.

Aloe vera helps in relieving irregular hormone secretion, strengthening the uterus, and controlling the heavy bleeding during menstruation. The best herbs for the PCOS are mantarai, and kalyanamuru leaves. Keezhanelli and Sathavari are also helpful in controlling male hormone secretion.

Herbal Brahmi acts on  Hypothalamo-pituitary-ovarian axis and helps to maintain menstrual cycle naturally. Ashwagandha is a good remedy for stress, which causes menstrual problems and improper thyroid gland secretion.

When women forgot to eat foods such as black gram, sesame balls, organic chicken eggs, sesame oil, etc., menstrual concerns began to surround women. For body cooling, iron-rich fenugreek seeds and white pumpkin are important. Oil bath with gingelly oil for weekly twice is also advisable.

A decrease in the hormone melatonin may be reported by women who work at night. The pineal gland of our brain secretes this hormone. It is from 2 am to 5 pm, the peak time of the day. It is secreted at dark as well. Studies have shown that in other endocrine glands, melatonin hormone production can cause an imbalance and women with this deficiency are more likely to develop breast cancer.

The Siddhas offered yoga techniques such as Sarvangasana to treat thyroid gland disorders. Various asana symptoms like Surya Namaskar, Balasana, Pathakonasana, Dhanurasana, Bhuyangasana, Pakshi Mothasana, Bharadvajasana, etc., are also helpful in relieving menstrual and ovarian cyst problems. Meditation and Pranayamam are also very helpful.

Though males have a part in embryo formation, women encounter obstacles before they have given birth to a baby for ten months. Our culture, thus, must physically and mentally embrace and support them.

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