Siddha Vaidyam & the Kitchen Medicines

Siddha Vaidyam is not just the oldest and the first medical system that ever existed since the prehistoric period but its a science and proof of intense spirituality and Siddhars show the immense possibility of a human beings.

This medicine was developed by the scientists of ancient days named Siddhars who gained their knowledge through deep meditation and thus arousing the serpent power that is hidden within every human. These are humans who have reached the blissful state of human life and achieved the state of ultimate knowledge.

The natural ingredients of the Siddha health system herbs are much better and free of side effects than the factory made chemical stuffed products. Simple Siddha remedies can be very effective in relieving symptoms, and preventing further development of a disorder. Anything that is easily available in your kitchen or around your home, and has a medicinal use, may be used as a kitchen and home remedy. When used for medical purposes, herbs, vegetables, fruits, spices, grains and oils are understood to be home remedies.

May Lord Vaitheesvarar bless you with greater health and wealth
~ Vijayakumar Alagappan

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Medicinal Benefits of Castor Oil

Castor oil is used for lighting up temple lamps in Tamil Nadu. It is also used as a medicine. Castor oil is given to pregnant women and children for easy elimination and to avoid constipation. There is a saying in Tamil which stresses the importance of oil. 'Vaithiyanukku koduppathai vaaniyanukku kodu'. If you spend money on oils, you can save money treating diseases and ailments. This stresses the role of oil in preventing various ailments.

Castor oil is known for its laxative benefits. Its hotness initiates action by digesting the undigested food residue and cleances the system by helping in proper bowel movement.

Castor oil is also used in treating stomach pain, abdomen pain, body heat etc. Castor oil is applied liberally in the naval area around the belly button for this purpose. This is said to bring down the body heat as well as relieve stomach pain etc.

In case of inflammation of the eye due to body heat, redness etc, castor oil is mixed with mother's milk and instilled into the eyes. This rapidly cures the redness of eyes. Castor oil is also used in treating dysentery due to 'body heat'. 'Sweet flag' is burnt in castor oil lamp and the ash obtained in mixed in honey and given to the person suffering from dysentery.

Consume castor oil every month / every 6 months once prior to going to bed at night, the acid helps in proper bowel movement (2 table spoon for adult and 1 table spoon for children) preferably the next day is holiday

Constipation is considered to be the root cause of most of the diseases that afflict modern man. Fast food is one of the prime cause for constipation. Constipation leads to formation of hemorrhoids or piles.

Castor oil is used extensively in treating constipation. It expels accumulation of gas in stomach. It drives out intestinal worms and pacifies vatam. It relieves mental tension and cools the body and mind.

Siddha Basic Home Remedies

Siddha Home remedies and treatment of diseases by domestic plants have been prevalent since the time immemorial in India. Anything that is easily available around your home, and has a medicinal use, may be used as a home remedy. When used for medical purposes, herbs, vegetables, fruits, spices, grains and oils are understood to be Siddha home remedies. 

The natural ingredients of the Siddha health system herbs are much better and free of side effects than the factory made chemical stuffed products. Simple Siddha remedies can be very effective in relieving symptoms, and preventing further development of a disorder.

For ordinary fever and intermittent fever the following decoction may be administered:-
Take Nilavembu (Chiratta) leaves two handful add 2 glass of water boil and reduce to 50ml. and filter.
Dose: 1/2 glass 2 times or 3 times a day
If fever is accompanied with bodyache, 2 piece of Arathai (Galanga the lesser), one teaspoon of MILAGU (pepper) and 2 piece of CHUKKU (Dry Ginger) may be added for the above preparation. But the quantity of water to be increased proportionately.
If cough is present with fever, 10 Nos of Adathodai leaves (ADATHODA VASICA) may be added with the preparation.

(a) Take three leaves of Adathodai(ADATHODA VASICA) cut them into small pieces, and put the pieces into a vessel. add two teaspoon full of honey and fry the content until some pleasant smell comes. At that stage add the following coarsely powdered Athimathuram(Jamaica liquorice) 1 piece Thippli (Piper longum) 1 pinch Thalisapathri (Flucourtia calaphracta) 1/2 gm., Chitharathai(galanga the lesser) 3 piece then add 4 glasses of water and boil, reduce to 1/2 glass.
Dose: 1/2 glass two times a day.
(b) Take 2 glasses of water. Add the following drugs, Adathodai leaves (Adathoda Vasica) three numbers, Kandankathiri leaves (Solanum Xanthocarpum) five numbers. Thulasi (holy basil) leaves five numbers Thoothuvalai (Trilobatum) leaves ten numbers and 3 gms.,  of Athimathuram (Jamaica liquorice) after roughly powdering them boil and reduce into 1/2 glass.
Dose: 1/2 glass two times a day with honey.
(c) 10 gms., of the root of Thoothuvalai(Trilobatum), grind with Cow's milk and to be taken in the morning.
(d) Adathodai leaves juice 30 ml. (ADATHODA VASICA) , Finely powdered Milagu(pepper) 6 gms., Perugayam (asafoetida) 1 gm. mixed all and take in the morning and evening.
(e) For Chronic cough, it will give relief when 2 gms.,  of chooranam (powder) which is made out of equal quantity of Kadukkai (Chebulic myrobolan, Ink nut) and "Thippli" (Piper longum) is administered in honey twice daily.

IRAIPPU - ERUMAL - (Bronchial Asthma)
a) Combine 2 Nanjaruppan (Tylophora Indica) leaves and two numbers of milagu (Pepper) and a piece of Chukku (Dry ginger) to be taken in the morning along with milk.

Keep a piece of Athimathuram (Indian Liquorice) and two numbers of Milagu(Pepper) in the mouth and swallow the saliva.

a) For running nose, headache, boil Nochi leaves (vitex negundo) in the water and place red hot brick on it. The vapour is inhaled by covering the body with a blanket.
b) Juice of Thumbai flower (Leucus) 2 drops may be instilled in nostrils which will produce sneezing, after which headache (due to cold) will be relieved.
c) Produce smoke by putting Omam (Carum copticum) Milagu(Pepper) Poondu thole (rind of the garlic) in fire and inhale the same.

Flatulance due to indigestion
a) Omam (Carcum Copticum) 35 gms. Milgu (pepper) 35 gms.  fry. combine this with palm jaggery and grind.
Dose: Betal nut size, morning and evening.
(b) Poondu (Garlic) Milagu (Pepper) Karisalai leaves (Eclipta Alba) in equal parts. Grind and administer twice daily in betal nut size.

a) One Mangoosthan (Mangostain) fruit can be taken twice a day
b) Powdered dried mango fruit.
Dose: One teaspoonful with Butter milk two times a day.
c) Powder of Vetpalai seeds (Wrightiatinctoria).
Dose: One teaspoonful with honey two times a day.
d) Powdered kadukkai thole (Rind of the Terminalia Chebula).
Dose: two gms. with honey.
e) Mathulampazha thole (rind of the Pomegranate) 10 gms., 
Mangoosthan pazha thole (rind of the Garcinia mangosthan 10 gms. Lavangam (clove) 4 gms., 
Kasakasa (opium poppy seeds) one teaspoonful.
Powder the above drugs coarsely and boil with the 2 gms. of water and reduce to half and filter.
Dose: 30 ml. two times a day.
f) Extract milk from half of a coconut, and mix 2 gms., of Kasukkatti (catechu) and administer two times a day.

a) Soak Seeragam (Cumin seed) in the lime juice and dry. Then powder the Seeragam nicely.
Dose: 500 mg. with honey two times a day.
b) Burn vasambu (acorus calamus) until it becomes coal and powder.
Dose: 200 mg. with honey.
c) Take equal quantity of juice of Mathulam Pazham (Pomegranate fruit) and cane sugar. Boil till it becomes a syrup. Administer one teaspoonful twice day.

a) Soak ten gms. of dried Drakshai (Grapes) in sufficient water for some time and crush the Drakshai and take it at bed time.
b) Take five-numbers of Seemai Athippazham (Country fig) at bed time
c) Take papaya fruit either with food or separately (except pregnant ladies)
d) Soak 5 gms. of Nilavarai leaves (Indian senna leaves) in 1 glass of water for sometimes, and make it as a decoction 1/2 glass and filter it and take it at bed time.

Boil 5 gms., of alpagoda pazham (Prunus communis) in 1/2 glass of water, reduce to quarter, filter and administered with sugar, quantity sufficient at bed time. It acts as a Laxative also.

Five drops of Chandana Athar (Sandalwood oil) to be taken with Peyan vazhaippazham (Plantain) twice daily.

a) Take dried flowers of Avarai (cassia auriculata), the tanner cassiae, 15 gms and prepare decoction with sufficient quantity of water.
Dose: 60 ml. two times a day.
b) Juice extracted from Kodippagal Kai (Bitter gourd) and to be taken in doses of 1/2 oz. (15 ml) twice daily.

a) Juice of Kuppaimeni leaves (Acalypha Indica) with common salt may be applied externally.
b) Soak one part of karbogi Arisi(Psoralia corylifolia) in four  parts of coconut oil and apply the oil externally for skin infection.
c) Grind Arugampul (Cynodon daetylon) with a piece of Turmeric and apply externally for skin infection.

PADARTHAMARAI(Ringworm Infection)
Extract juice from the pods of Poovarasam(Thespesi piopulrea) and apply externally.

a) Grind Kattu Seeragam (Vemonnia anthelmintica with lime juice and apply on the head)
b) Take equal quantities of Kichilli Kizhangu (curcuma Zedoaria) manippungan Kai (seeds of sepaidus trifoliates) and Kasthuri Manjal (Curcuma aromatica) grind with water and apply on the head and take bath.

Take Nellikai (Indian goose berry) juice 2 litres. Buffalo's milk 2 litres and gingelly oil 1 litre, boil up to thyla bagum and filter it, apply to the hair daily.

a) Veliparuthi (Daemia Extensa) juice 15 drops to be mixed with one teaspoonful of castor oil and can be given in the morning.
b) Nochi (Vitex negundo), Nuna (Morinda tinctoria) Poduthalai (Leppia Nodiflora) is taken in equal parts (5 gms.) add 60ml. of water and reduce to 15 ml. by boiling, can be given in one teaspoonful dose three times a day.
c) Take 50ml. of water add 2 gms. of perungayam (Ferula asafoetida) and dissolve it. Administer 3 teaspoonful of solution with 5 drops of oma theeneer (distilled from carum trachyspermum roxburghianum) twice a day.
Pyrexia (Fever).
1. Decoction of  Parpataka herb (parpadakapul)  1/4 tumbler relieves pyrexia.
2. Tinospora (Seenthikodi) decoction with some black pepper powder will relieve chronic fevers -1/4 tumbler & 1/4 tea spoon respectively.
3. Sacred basil leaf (tulasi) juice and Leucus (tumbai) leaf juice along with some black pepper will cure periodic fevers--two teaspoon each and 1/4 tea spoon respectively.

1. Take the decoction of Adhatoda roots with some honey and powder of long pepper-1/4 tumbler  with  1/4 tea spoon  and one teaspoon honey.
2. Ginger juice with honey is also a good remedy--1/2  teaspoon juice with one teaspoon honey.
3. Take about  1 pinch of Chebulic myrobalan (Kadukkai) powder with some honey or equal quantity of liquorice root powder (Athimadhuram).  It cures cough with inflamed throat.
4. Leucus Leaf (tumbai) juice with honey is useful in whooping cough  1/2 teaspoonful with 1/2 teaspoon  honey.

1. Take the pulp of Bael fruit (bilva) along with some sugar to relieve Diarrhoeas  accompanied by stomach ache--1 tea spoon.
2. Mix equal volumes of yellow wood sorrel leaf (puliyarai) juice and butter milk and   boil.  Add  1/4 tea spoon of Ajowan (omam) powder.  It cures diarrhoeas and dysentery 2 teaspoon.
3. Take powdered nut gall (masikkai) and  mix with some honey 1/4 tea spoon.  Three doses  will cure diarrhoes and dysentery in children.
4. Take Nutmeg (Jadikkai) and tender mango leaves in equal parts by weight and make  decoction.  This is to be given with honey 2 teaspoon.
5. Powder of nut grass tubers (korai Kizhangu) and Aswagand tubers (amukara  kizhangu) in equal quantity is given with honey--1 teaspoon.
6. Long pepper (arisitippili) ground with milk is to be given for three days to treat   chronic dysentery--1/2 tea spoon.

Emesis (Vomiting)
1. Take powdered coriander (daniya) or cardamom (elakkai) with tender coconut water         --1/2 tea spoon..
2. Give some quantity of coriander powder with rice washed water and sugar candy to  cure morning sickness-- 1  tea spoon  in 1/4 tumbler

1. Take castor (amanakku) root decoction with cow's milk and sugar in the morning in  empty stomach--Each 1/4 tumbler.
2. Grind castor root with some butter into fine paste, Apply a little on the tongue of   infants to relieve constipation--1pinch.

Emaciation and Weakness.
Take  equal 2 tea spoon powder of Aswagant roots with some milk and sugar or with  gingelly oil.  Regular in take will remove fatigue and weakness and it is an anabolic.

Tooth Ache.
1. Use long pepper powder with  some guggulu glu for brushing and cleaning the teeth.
2. Grind Fenugreek seeds (vendayam) with egg albumin into a fine paste and apply on the     cheek ( 2  tea spoon.).
3. Gargle with ginger juice mixed with honey 
4. Gargle with a decoction of drum stick root juice and Mustard 1/2 tumbler. ( 2 tea spoon Mustard).

Head Ache
1. Grind cleaning nut (tetrankotai)  in egg albumin and apply externally.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Nandiavata Poo - Flower for 99 Eye diseases

The juice of the Nandiavata Poo (crepe jasmine) is used to treat 99 types of eye problems. If you have diseases of the eyes you can try juice squeezed out of the flower bud of Nandiavata Poo and pour two drops into each eye. 

The flowers are also used to treat eye heatiness. When your eyes turn red due to extreme heat, crush the flower and pour two drops into each eye. Make sure you do not use the milk. The juice will cool the eyes and eye redness will disappear. 

Other benefits of the Nandiavata plant :

  1. The milky juice of the leaves has anti-inflamatory action, so it is applied over the wounds.
  2. The juice of the flowers can be applied over eyes as eye drops for eye diseases.
  3. The flower juice can be mixed with oil and used as eye drops.
  4. The flower juice mixed with oil can be applied over skin diseases.
  5. Decoction of the leaves is an anti-hypertensive and diuretic.
  6. The milky juice of the leaves along with oil is applied over the forehead for pain present in the eyes.
  7. The roots is an anodyne hence used to relieve toothache.
  8. The roots are ground along with water and given internally for intestinal worms.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Vallarai - Boost up Memory Power

Siddhas regarded vallarai as belonging to the group of herbs that help maintain youthful vigour and strength.

It improves mind's receptivity. It can improve a person's memory powerstrengthvoicecomplexion and digestive power.

The herb can be made into different types of sauce and consumed by people with diabetes. It is also useful for people with anemia.

Vallarai has been studied extensively. The plant can be found on the banks of streams and ponds and near rice fields in tropical country.

The leaves can be dried and powdered. A half teaspoon of the powder mixed with honey can be taken daily as a general tonic for adults and can boost up memory power in natural way.

The other names of the plant in siddha medicine are brahmi mooligai, saraswati plant, sandaki and yosanavalli plant.

Agathi Keerai

Botanical Name: Sesbania grandiflora

Common name: Corkwood tree, hummingbird tree
There are two types of Agathi, agathi and sevvagathi or red agathi.

Leaves, stem, root and flower of agathi leaves are used for medicinal purposes. The agathi leaves can be consumed in the form of juice, cooked spinach or medicine. The thin stem is used as a ingredient for good health medicines in siddha and ayurveda. It is advisable to take agathi leaves once in a month.

Property of the leaves: Coolant, purgative, kills worms.

Detoxifies, controls pitha, and digests food.

Agathi is used as a Siddha home remedy for treating 
fever, sinus, bruises, and venereal diseases etc.

Fever subsides when the juice of the leaves (2-3 drops a time) is dropped in the nostrils. The juice of the leaves can be applied externally at times of fever to bring down temperature.

The juice of the leaves 1 part and honey 5 parts mixed and massaged on top of the head of small children clears sinus problems.

The leaves can be boiled and ground to a paste and applied on bruises.

The flowers of the plant can be cooked like the leaves. Cooked flowers can be consumed to clear pitha problems caused by smoking, hot climate etc. It is also an excellent coolant.

The flower of red agathi is used to treat nosebleed.

The decoction of the bark of the plant is useful at times of fever.

The root of the plant is used in treating syphilis, pain in the male sexual organ,burning sensation of the whole body.

Decoction of the agathi root can cure the above problems.

The red agathi root and oomathai root (jimsonweed) are ground together to make a paste. This can be applied for swelling and arthritic pain in joints.

Note: The leaves should not be taken along with other remedies. It should be taken infrequently. Regular usage can cause stomachache. Once in a month would be ideal.

Monday, January 6, 2014

IKS Kaya Kalpam Herbs - divine natural herbal combination for healing, energizing and a glowing body

Siddha Medicine functions through three social streams:

Arugham Pul

1.The Siddha Medicine (Raja Vaidhiyam). This system is highly organised, classified, and codified and have a sophisticated conceptual and theoretical foundation and philosophical explanation. The knowledge about the miraculous curing properties of plants is limited to Siddha Masters and is passed from one generation to another. 


2. The Sidhha Home Remedies (Anubhavamurai Vaidhiyam/Patti Vaidhiyam/Naadhu Vaidhiyam). This system is very rich and diverse, but is not organised or codified. It is a distilled knowledge from people's experience and is prevalent especially in rural and tribal areas of South India. Siddha Home remedies and treatment of diseases by domestic plants have been prevalent since the time immemorial in South India. Anything that is easily available around your home, and has a medicinal use, may be used as a home remedy. When used for medical purposes, herbs, vegetables, fruits, spices, grains and oils are understood to be Siddha home remedies. This oral folk tradition is mainly based on plants and it holds a respectable position today, especially in developing countries where modern health care is limited. Safe, effective and inexpensive indigenous remedies are gaining popularity among the urban and rural populations especially in India and Malaysia.


3. Siddha Kitchen remedies(Veedhu Vaidhiyam) and treatment of diseases by herbs and spices have been prevalent since the time immemorial in India. Anything that is easily available in your kitchen, and has a medicinal use, may be used as a kitchen remedy. When used for medical purposes, herbs, vegetables, fruits, spices, grains and oils are understood to be Siddha home remedies. 

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After a long research and experiences Vijayakumar Alagappan (Founder: IKS Herbs and Yoga and Ancient Knowledge Academy) discovered that the combination of miracle divine herbals like Arugampul, Vilvamilai, Veppailai, Nellikai, Keelaneli, Karisalankanni, Amkurakilangu and few more other herbs are miraculously curing and preventing heaty body / tropical climate diseases like diabetic, blood pressure, skin diseases, stomach disorders, blood disorders, eye problem, depression, migraine, hair drops, hair grey, weak memory power etc., These herbal combination is a true Kaya Kalpam system to regenerating the whole body - physical and mental in tropical climate like Malaysia, Singapore and South India. IKS Kaya kalpam Herbs can heal, cure, energize and make your body glow. It is 100% herbal, safe, effective, inexpensive and Nature friendly - God friendly. 

The natural herbs and ingredients of the Siddha health system herbs are much better and free of side effects than the factory made chemical stuffed products. Simple Siddha remedies can be very effective in relieving symptoms, and preventing further development of a disorder.
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- Purifies blood and makes body healthy
- Increases the haemoglobin percentage in the blood
- Activate Liver function
- Remove skin diseases
- Improve complexion of body
- Control blood sugar in diabetes
- Controls the harmful effects of Diabetes
- Protect Heart 
- Remove constipation
- Control the cholesterol level
- Improves eye sight
- Control unwanted greying and falling of hair
- Develop brain power
- It can remove the problem of migraine
- Improve Men's virility power
- Promote digestion
- It develops youthful vigour

Diseases does not goes because of treatment but diseases goes when the immune system of human being improve 

Dosage: 1 table spoon twice a day with luke warm water - one hour before breakfast with empty stomach in the morning and in evening one hour from meal.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Manner of Taking Food - reviving the forgotten science & art of taking food

Important Tips for taking Food - By Vijayakumar Alagappan
 the science & art of our great ancestor, ancient Siddha Masters

Food -Two Times in a Day (Nal Irumurai)
Food, along with air and water, is an essential need for human beings. In the food passage, food undergoes a series of processes and gets split into micro particles. This process is known as digestion. Primarily food provides energy to body. It promotes the growth of the body cells protecting the organism.

According to ancient Siddha Masters, a person should take 32 handfuls (kavalam) of food, that too two times a day. Hence the saying that"one time for a yogi, two times for a bogi (family man) and three times for Drohi.
The food taken two times a day by a bogi should be digested properly and the waste material should be excreted two times a day.
If the essence of food is absorbed and the waste materials are excreted twice on the same day, no toxicity will remain in the body. Consequently , no disease will afflict.
We can prevent the affliction of illnesses and can live a pleasant life if we adhere to the regulation of food, quantity, the six tastes, etc.

The Science & Art of Eating Food :

- Food must be taken for half of the stomach, with 1/4 of it for water and the remaining 1/4 empty

- Do not drink water atleast 30 minutes to 60 minutes before food, during and after 30 minutes eating
 food (avoidance of drinking water or other beverages with meals is recommended to avoid diluting  hydrochloric acid in  stomach).

- Do not chew food with your mouth open (when chew food with your mouth open then you tend to gulp air and this air will dysfunction the saliva's efficacy. Saliva is a liquid secreted by the salivary glands, contains salivary amylase to digest starch(glucose 2) in your food when you chew food.

Digestion starts with chewing as salivary amylase begin breaking down food into its smallest basic units. After swallowing digestion continues in the stomach where hydrochloric acid  continue to break down food.

- Take 2 meals a day. In the afternoon and in the evening.

- Take rock salt and fresh ginger before taking food. This will clear the throat and sharpen the appetite.

The science and art of serving food of South India

1. Uppu - 2. Innipu palagaram, payasam - 3. Pachadi, porial, avail, varuval, urukai - 4. Apalam, vadai - 5. karuvapillai satham - 6. Annam

- When you take food, a tumbler of water should be places on the right side.

- One should not sit for taking food facing the north.

- If one passes wind when he takes food he must leave of eating. He must not take any food during the day.

- Sweet things should be taken first, salt and sour next; and pungent, bitter and curd with sour, astringent things like pickles / rasam at the end.

Principle of diet ~ It is a simple principle of diet in Siddha wisdom that vegetations that grow on a particular area, are capable of meeting dietary band medicinal needs of the local inhabitants. That is why so much emphasis was laid, and still being laid on 'regional diet'. If you change over to regional diet, there is no reason, why should you fall ill.

- Sweet things like payasam, dates, kesari should be eaten first and never at the end of dinner.

- Take hard substances in the beginning, soft things in the middle and the liquids towards the end of the meal.

- Do not run after taking a meal.

- Walking after dinner promotes life. It gives good health.

- After lunch, lie down on the left side for a short time. This helps for digestion. Surya Nadi works when you lie on the left side to ignite digestive fire.

The Science of Nap after Lunch - Mid Day Rest

- Immediately after taking food, it is highly injuries to bask in the sun, swim, ride or run, sing, sit by the fire side, fight, and practice physical exercise of asana, pranayama or study.

- Night meals should always be light and 3atleast hours before sleep (preferably before Sun set).

- Do not take curd at night. Curd should be sour in tropical diet and never be taken without the addition of some salt.

- Food, cohabitation, sleep, studying and walking in the street should not be indulged in at sunset.

- Food, evacuation of the bowels, cohabitation, sleep, taking medicine should be done when the breath is passing through the right nostril.

Diet as medicine ~ The purpose of taking food daily is to help the growth of the body, and to secure energy and immunity. If the above purposes are fulfilled, the soul functioning in the body will be in good condition. According to one of renowned Siddha master Thirumular if the physical body is destroyed, the soul will stop its function. In such condition 'meignanam' (the true wisdom) cannot be attained.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Miracles of Weekly Oil Bath

Reviving The Forgotten Science and Importance of Yennai kuliyal - (Science of Oil Bath) in Tropical Country like South India, Malaysia and Singapore. ~ IKS Academy

Why oil bath is given so much important from ancient time in South India by our ancestors ? How the oil bath can enhance your life from mind health to sexual health, from material success to spiritual success according to Siddha science system? For me most of our failures in life were derived from the ignorance of taking weekly oil bath. Teach your children today about the importance of oil bath. ~ Vijayakumar Alagappan

In South India people living in villages are having a traditional health habit from time immemorial of taking oil bath to improve and keep their good health. It is believed by the people of ancient time that oil is penetrating inside the body through the head, ears and feet, lowering body temperature and assisting an individual to endure the warm climate. But now it has been understood that applied oil dissolves the dusty, oily particles present in the skin pores which cause the body heat and strain the body organs, disorders in brain which in turn creates weaker kavasam (auric field). Later those impurities stuff will be removed by the application of herbal powder and warm water. This phenomena helps to make the skin to remove heat from inside of the body, which acts as a valve, to outside easily.

Unfortunately, today’s generation has given up the wise old ways that were handed down to us by our great ancestors, in an attempt to ape the West. Little do they realize that the western habits do not befit our climatic conditions, the hot and humid climate of tropical country causes increased body heat, fatigue of the brain and nerves, tiredness of the limbs.

Oil bath session at IKS's Super Kids Camp 2013

This oil bath practice will tremendously enhance our kavasam (auric shield) which in turn attract positive people and energies towards us and repel negative people and energies away from us. Kavasam is the foremost important energy for a successful life for everyone. No any spiritual practices like yoga, meditation, rituals, etc. will be fully fruitful without taking oil bath every week. In today's modern world most of the spiritual masters have failed to thought the important of oil bath in spiritual practices to their diciples to enhance and maintained their kavasam - the auric field . Any way it is being experienced by the people of South India that their habit has great tendency to clear the body heat until today.

What is Kavasam - Auric field ?

We are the microcosm of the Universe having energy similar to a magnet having North Pole and South Pole. The bio fields in the form of Kavasam - Auric energy posesess all the properties of attraction and repulsion. Regular practice of taking oil bath would enhance this energy field and make our physical and spirit's anatomy stronger. This wisdom is one of the greatest technique given by our great ancient mystics for a successful life with greater health, wealth, prosperity and enlightenment.

There are days prescribed in astrological texts for taking oil bath, so that the person will not become weak or tired after the oil bath.

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 Apply oil  from head to toe and massage it. Leave it for 30 - 45 minutes. Then have warm head bath with Shiyaakai. Just imagine this regular simple weekly practice is going to solve most of  your health, wealth, relationship and spiritual problems in our life.

When is the best time to take oil bath ?

- Within 3 hours from Sun rise is most suitable time to take oil bath

- Taking oil bath on Saturday best suits the nature of the day influenced so, by Saturn.

- As per astrology, chathurthasi (4th tithi) is ideal for oil bath.

- In a week Saturday is ideal for oil bath for men and Friday for women.

- It is also said oil bath in the afternoon of Friday is good.

- One commonality in all these is that Saturn, the ayul kaarakan is ruling Chathurthasi (4th thithi) and Saturday.

- Friday is ruled by Indra which also benefits one with longevity.

- Generally oil bath can be taken on lunar days – Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Must avoid taking on solar days – Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

So the days chosen for oil bath are those ruled by planets that give long life, to offset the supposed fall in the balance of vital energies of the body.

There is a saying in Tamil
"Give the money to an oil man and save your doctor's bill".

How to prepare the oil ?

Commonly two varieties of oils such as coconut and sesame oils are used. But it is experienced by the people that coconut oil is more desirable than the other one. You can also mix three oil together - 50% of coconut oil + 40% sesame oil + 10% mustard oil. About 50 - 70ml of oil heated slightly higher then body temperature is taken in a palm size bowl. Strictly avoid taking oil in plastic bowl just before the application as they might affect the medicinal properties of oils. Start putting the oil on the top of your head, in small quantities at a time, and rub it on your hair and scalp. Than you continue massaging and slowly scratch without hurting it on the rest of the head, including the face, around eyes and nasal passages. Go on massage all over the body, giving importance especially to all hairy areas, from the ears, armpits, navel, groin, anal opening and through out whole body. The pores which are now soaked in oil will be easy to wash away the dirt that has clogged the skin later. You can soak with this oil on your body from 30 to 45 minutes.

Tips for oil bath : Must avoid taking on solar days – Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Avoid taking oil bath on your birth star ( Chitra Nakshatram born star should avoid taking oil bath on Chitra Nakshatra day, etc. ) or birth day ( Saturday born child should avoid Saturday oil bath, Wednesday born child should avoid Wednesday oil bath, etc. ) Avoid on Ammavasai, Pournami, Ashtami, Karthigai first day of the month and the tithi of late parents. For taking one oil bath for men 50-70ml of oil will do and for women it may be around 75ml for the entire body.

How to rinse your body after oil bath ?

Shiyaakai powder is the right choice for to wash the oil instead of shampoo.(there is no man made chemical which is equal in washing capacity like the shiyaakai. it's a nut plucked from the shiyaakai tree). Take 5 or 8 grams of the powder in a bowl and you have to make a wet paste of it by slowly adding drops of water. After making the paste, you have to take the requisite amount of the paste in the palm and rub it with both palms; add little water if needed and then apply it on the head only first. Rub it till you see froth. Very quickly wash it with copious amount of water as shikaakaai should not be allowed to remain on the body after it removed the oil, then like wise wash face next and then body and then legs with groin area included. Every time wash the shiyaakai froth quickly with good amount of water. You have to apply half of it on top of the head and the remaining half to be smeared all over the body till you reach the toes and can be allowed to soak for 10-15 minutes normally and not more then that is required. Now rinse the shiyaakai with oil stuff in hot water.

Why should one get tired after oil bath?
It is said as per Siddha Vaidyam that the vital energy in body such as vatham, kapham and pittham must be balanced for good health. Siddha maruthuvam treats a person on the assumption of disturbance to any one of the 5 vital elements in the body and making correctives to them. It is said when one takes oil bath, the balance of these is upset in the body. One can feel it also. Usually after an oil bath, one will feel sleepy. Avoid sleeping for atleast 3 to 4 hours from the time of oil bath.

Sleepiness is associated with planet Saturn in astrology. The day of Saturn is a day to take rest. It is ideal to have weekly holiday on Saturday and not on Sunday. (Sunday will make one fully vigorous and active like the Sun. The days were named only on the basis of the attributes of the planets that influence the day by rising as the first hora at sunrise)

Oil Bath on Deepavali

In the dark fortnight (wanning Moon) of Iypassi month (mid Oct - mid Nov), on the fourteenth day, early in the morning, oil should be applied on the body and bath taken in warm water. This is Deepavali bath. Take bath in warm water. On Deepvali day, Lakshmi lives in oil and Ganga lives
in warm water. This bath removes bad luck.

Oil bath on Saturday can appease Saniswaran and reduce His bad effects during His 7 1/2 testing period

General benefits of taking oil bath

1. It clears oily substances from the skin of total body and facilitate the same to transfer heat from its inside to outside. This will enhance your kavasam / auric field and strengthen your spirit's anatomy to attract prosperity and spiritual energy.

2. By giving healthy cold to our body we can have good appetite and feeling of taste.

3. Healthy cold prevailing in our body prevents many diseases like migraine, depression, stomach disorder, diabetic, sexual disorder, jaundice, cancer and other viral diseases.

4. We can get healthy, deep sleep and good concentration in our daily activities.

5. The quality of the skin like complexion and colour improves. The hair grows thickly and greying of hair gets delayed. Glowing and radiant Skin and healthy hair can be maintained as it removes surface tension on the mind and body.

6. Highly beneficial for the eyes since it improves vision and removes dusty particles. It also removes the reddishness colour of the eyes that comes with stress

7. The nerves in the body improve and your body gets rejuvenated

In the area of actually improving general good health, the use of oil baths helps to keeps skin and it's pores open, supple and radiant, and in reality does help cool the body temperature by allowing perspiration to flow freely. Oil baths have a similar impact on keeping hair manageable and healthy, and prevents dry skin build-up on elbows, knees, feet and hands. In many instances circulatory issues can be aided greatly by the use of Indian bath oils and massage in helping blood flow to extremities. It is also a very common practice in southern India for a woman following childbirth to partake of oil baths to calm strained muscles, and it is even believed to improve the amount of a nursing mother's breast milk.

Perhaps the greatest benefit attributable to those who use Indian bath oils lies in the tremendous benefit associated with the reduction of stress. The deep muscle massage combined with healing herbs and a warm bath provide an excellent source of relaxation, lowering blood pressure and enabling healthy heart rhythms. This aspect of using Indian bath oils also has a positive impact upon the ability to sleep soundly, allowing an individual to gain deep and restorative sleep patterns that may otherwise be beyond reach. This benefit of Indian bath oils is especially useful in those with ill health or suffering from chronic medical conditions.

General observations about oil bath

- avoid using hot/warm water bath if you have nerves problems .
- people above the age of 65-70 may avoid taking oil bath
- don't sleep during the day after taking oil bath. sleep will further lower the body temperature and you may get sick(but not necessarily).
- after taking bath,dry the hair in the open sun(for a few minutes) if possible or under the fan. do this especially if you have long hair and ensure that water is removed from hair and scalp.( i have crew cut but still i towel and thrash the hair well with hand standing under the fan)
- people having disc wear problem in their vertebra or having worn disc in the neck should not take oil bath.This will increase the pain further.

I wish to say that we are responsible to pass this true art of living to coming generation ~ share with your friends and family to revive this forgotten wisdom of our culture and evolve together for the establishment of the Golden Age ~ Vijayakumar Alagappan