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5/29/2015 2:04 PM

Diseases and traditional medicines

siddha.jpgFor clarification we shall study some diseases and explore traditional medicinal that cure them. This will be useful to you.

Heat diseases

Many diseases occur due to increased heat and very cold conditions of the body. Additional body heat can be cured by the following treatments. Generally in natural medicine heat is reduced by cooling medicines and body coolness is cured by heating medicines like (taking buttermilk to reduce and steam inhalation for cold).

In summer swelling on the neck is called mumps. If neem leaves made into paste with turmeric and applied on swollen parts mumps will be cured fully. In the same way chicken pox is treated by rubbing neem leaves on body. After the boil subsides neem leaves and turmeric paste should be applied for complete cure.

Herpes is another disease that occurs in summer. Those affected will have small or big blisters all over the body. Paste of red sand is applied on these parts. This cures Herpes in one week because red paste draws water to reduce heat; unclean water is removed by red sand and the disease is cured.

Boils on the eye occur because of body heat. To cure this, mixed and ground with milk and applied on boils or applying saliva on boils or by rubbing your fingers and keeping the warm fingers on the boils will cure the boils. To reduce body heat villagers usually apply oil all over body, have oil bath, rub clay over body and bath for a long time in natural water sources.


Diarrhea can be stopped by taking warm water with salt, skin of pomegranate made into paste and taken or by taking tea with drops of lemon juice.


occurs by mucus becoming thicker and can be cured by taking a paste of garlic and packing it in a piece of cloth and heating it on a lamp (fire lamp) and juice taken by squeezing the cloth mixed with ginger juice. It can also be cured either by frying or cooking garlic and crushed to a paste and taken two or three days a week; also by taking leaves of bitter gaurd juice.


Cough can be cured taking ground ginger and salt and applying on the throat or by taking palm sugar candy and pepper.


Asafoetida, Mustard, Pepper Sweet Flag, Black Cumin Seeds, White Garlic ground and boiled can be taken to cure paralysis.


Piles can be cured by mixing the juice of coconut coir with children’s urine and applying on piles. Also can be cured by goat or cow’s fat pasted with cow’s milk and applied on piles.

Swelling on Leg

By applying mixture of Seasame oil and lemon juice warmed and applied on legs will reduce swelling.

Cooked raw rice powder can be packed and bandaged on legs can reduce swelling.


Till date traditional medicine has been the best for jaundice treatment. Jaundice can be cured by mixing paste of leaves of Phyllanthus Nururui (கிழாநெல்லி) (avoid roots) with cow’s milk and taken 3 times a day for 1 week.


Constipation can be cured by taking a mixture of Castor Root boiled in water mixed with cow’s milk and sugar and taken every morning with empty stomach. Taking juice of leaves and tender leaves of the same boiled in water will cure constipation.

Premature Graying

Early grayness is painful for youngsters. Increase of bile in the body causes early greyness. To cure this Amla Juice, Red Sandal, mimusops elengi (மகிழம்பூ) are mixed with coconut oil or seasame oil heated and applied on head. This will reduce bile and cure early greyness and will cool the eyes.

Secretion of Lactation in Mothers

Recently delivered women can follow these methods to secrete more mother’s milk. Leaves of jatropa (காட்டாமணக்கு) warmed and tied over breast or cucumber seeds ground and applied or seeds of Cucumber ground with cow’s milk and warmed can be taken.

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5/29/2015 1:58 PM

piper.jpgWorms in intestine spread when immunity reduces in body and taking sweet foods. Worms enter through unclean food and water into the body.


Skin allergy, itching, burning sensation and fissures in anus, constipation or diahorrea, Lice, Nits and dandruff, mouth ulcer, itching in the nose, pale condition of cheeks and face, bad mouth odor, bad smell in defecated matter, white discharge and with worms.

Itching in the urinary track, piles, discharge of worms through piles and fissures in the rectum are caused by worms.

Moreover rashes or inflammation appears in thigh joints and stomach, mild fever, often vomiting, nausea etc. are caused by worms in the intestine.

Piper Mullesua (யானை திப்பிலி) known as fiber saba belonging to fiberacia family removes worms and gives strength and immune power by removing unwanted intestinal worms. Dried flower and stems are sold in traditional medical shops. Fiberin, Fiber lardin, Fiber lorings etc. betamyles are seen in this.

10 gm. powder boiled in 500 ml. water reduced to 100 ml. and filtered, taken in empty stomach early morning for seven days will remove intestinal worms.

To cure skin allergy, formation of white powder, itching in rectum, different intestinal diseases caused by worms, must be fried lightly and powdered taken with 1 gm. ofhoney for 3 to 7 days will remove intestinal worms.

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5/29/2015 1:17 PM

Siriya Nangai and Periya Nangai


There are two great herbs namely, Siriya Nangai and Periya Nangai(சிறியா நங்கை, பெரியா நங்கை).These are very bitter in taste. This herb gives strength and beautifies body and is good for sugar problems. It is said that after biting the snake rolls on these herb to avoid poisoning it.

Snake bite and poisonous Scorpion bite can be cured by eating the ground leaves.

This removes the toxins in blood.

சிறியா நங்கை, பெரியா நங்கை are also astringents with medicinal value. They have medicinal qualities. They grow in Red and black soil These are herbal plants. Unlike neem leaves, these leaves do not have crisscross edges. It can be grown and harvested in 45 days. After six months leaves can be harvested and dried in the shade for 5 days and powdered to be used as medicine.

Left for more than 6 months it blooms with flowers and fruits of 1.5 to 2 cm. size. They burst to disperse seeds. The leaves  when chewed are bitter in taste.

This is an ayurvedic medicine. Good for making medicines for children. Also good for fever, worms, constipation, palpitation, diarrhea, pancreatic diseases and also diabetes.

Liver diseases can also be cured by this medicine, very good medicine for fever, liver diseases and jaundice. It also cures flu, sinuses and cold.

Very good medicine for malaria, very useful for cleaning blood. This is used as medicine for poisonous bites like snake bite and scorpion bite in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.