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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.7.NQ33004

ANALOGICAL COMPARISON OF URATHA PITHA VATHAM WITH HYPERTENSION AND RATHA PITHAM WITH PURPURA - AN IN-DEPTH RE-ANALYSIS OF SIDDHA LITERATURE

Usha Ayyasamy, Sathiyarajeswaran Parameswaran, Susila Rathinam, Kavitha Tamilarasan, Esaivani Selvarajan

Abstract

Siddha is one of the primordial medical systems of southeast Asia and twined with in Tamil Culture. According to Siddha Science and as emphasized later by Saint Tiruvalluvar, the diseases of humankind can be classified based on the tri humoral concept of Vali, Azhal and Aiyam. Siddha medical science treasures were hidden in Tamil poetic forms in palm leaf manuscript making its interpretation difficult for a layman. Recent efforts on Development of Morbidity codes - NAMASTE for Traditional medicine by Ministry of Ayush by its experts exposed the subtle features of the disease classification described in an unique style of Siddhar’s would evince an analogical correlation of the Siddha Diagnostic term with contemporary medical terminology. Morbidity codes in Namaste portal is very much useful to pick up a disease from traditional Indian medicine and to match with international classification of diseases (Dual coding) add more value to Global health data base. However, there exists periodical and dynamic revision on this based on Research and further expansion in Medical science and their reflection in Traditional Indian medicine. This review is focused on making an exact match from Siddha literature for the commonest morbidity hypertension and to replace the current match from Rathapitham to Urathapithavatham. The present analysis would pave way for the diagnosis and treatment options of Hypertension as the Siddha literature has an enormous medicinal formulation in store for each of its described diseases. The study would also inculcate the interest of scholars for more such research and provide resources for further clinical study in this aspect

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