THAARAI VIDAL – OZHUKKU MARUTHUVAM – AN UNIQUE THERAPY OF SIDDHA SYSTEM
Dr. C. Senthamil Rajam MD(S) and Dr. R. Manickavasagam MD(S)*
It is in need of hour to collect and compile the details of all types of external therapies quoted in Siddha literatures
for the development of Siddha Medicine worldwide. A lot of external therapies which are already mentioned in
ancient Siddha literatures by Siddhars like Agathiyar. Some of them are still in daily use among the Tamil society
like Patru, Vedhu and Varmam. Some of them are still not gain more attention in society. These therapies should be
given more attention in treatment of various ailments by Siddha physicians. Some of such External therapies are
Thapallam- mentioned for mental disorders
Thuvalai- mentioned for psychiatric problems
Puravalayam- mentioned for eye diseases etc.
THAARAI - mentioned for eye diseases etc.
Out of above listed therapies, this article provides some references in Siddha literature of Thaarai therapy.
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