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

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 http://www.iksacademy.com/

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
http://www.iksacademy.com/super-kids-camp---3-days.html


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 (14th 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

42 comments:

  1. Can we take oil bath in summer as well? Are there any Herbs to be used in the water for bath? Please do let me know!

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    1. Luke warm water is good. - Do not pour very hot water on head -t hat may lead to hair shedding etc.. If it's winter eucalyptus oil may be good. After you have your shower - use incense, sambrani etc.. to dry your hair/ body.

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  2. Very well said. As per Shastras, owmen have oil bath on Tuesdays / fridays and men on Saturdays/Wednesdays. Even in USA, I try to follow that - and then I use kadalai mavu for washing (as sheekakai may not be avaialable always) . Even soaked vendayam is a good cooling agent. Also, on any Vrutha / Pooja days , esp. like Upakarmama, Navrathry etc.. the rule has us to have oil bath. Also, having bedhi or cleaansing the stomach is equally important.

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  4. Nice article. You have said Chaturdasi thithi is recommended for oil bath. Chaturdasi means 14th Day and not 4th day. Only Chaturthi is 4th Day. So is it Chaturdasi or Chaturthi?

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  5. My health is very good After following your advice. Can feel the positive difference in my body.. Thank you so much

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  6. Namaskaram ... In our Hindu Religion elders used to say that not to take old bath on sunday , it may reduces once beauty... its a fact or myth.. plz explain..sir

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  7. Hello Sir Very good information. I do give oil bath to my boys( 2 year and four year) . But, i am usually confused with oils..

    Can I use Divya Tejus Body Massage Oil( A Patanjali Product) for my kids. It has Almond oil
    Olive oil
    Walnut oil
    Sunflower oil
    Seasame oil
    Soya Bean oil
    Groundnut oil
    Mustard oil
    Castor oil... Will it give the same benefit?... Or the simple combination of coconut/ sesame and mustard ( as u mentioned) to be used?

    I am from Bangalore India. Can I give oil bath( once in a week) throughout the year?

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  8. Thank you for replying to my earlier query whether oil bath is to be had on Chathurti or Chaturdashi. I read elsewhere that herbal oil can be used everyday for oil bath irrespective of thithis or nakshatras. Is that true? If so, what are the ingredients for a proper herbal oil? Thank You once again.

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  9. Very thorough and very useful. Thank you very much!

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  11. nice blog. shall female can take head bath on friday but I have fears that taking head bath on friday can cause debts..plz reply me

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    1. Friday around 1 hour before Sun set can be taken. It will help you to accumulate wealth.

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  12. You mentioned in your blog that we avoid head oil baths under the Tips for oil bath section the we 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.

    What if Ammavasai, Pounami, Ashtami and Karthiga first day of the month falls on a Saturday.

    What should we do?

    Kindly please advise!

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    1. Then you can avoid that day from oil bath.

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    2. Then you can avoid that day from oil bath.

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  13. You mentioned in your blog that we avoid head oil baths under the Tips for oil bath section the we 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.

    What if Ammavasai, Pounami, Ashtami and Karthiga first day of the month falls on a Saturday.

    What should we do?

    Kindly please advise!

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  14. Women should take oil bath on fridays. i was born on friday. then what should i do ?

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  15. few year before,i took sesame oil bath at around 7pm night.That day onwards severe sleeping disorder started.Can you please explain the problem and give me the solution?

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    1. you should only do oil bath when the sun is there not at night

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  16. Thanks for sharing valuable information

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  17. Thanks for sharing valuable information

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  18. Why above 65-70yrs old people don't take oil bath?

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  19. Thanks, Very useful information, i would like to know why Saturday born child should not take oil bath on saturday

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  20. Thanks, Very useful information, i would like to know why Saturday born child should not take oil bath on saturday

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  21. i was born at 2:15 am at thursday , but as per hindu day it is wednesday shall i skip wednesday oil bath

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  22. I was born at 12.03 am on thursday night,so i hav to skip oil bath on thursday or friday

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  23. Sir,Few months before,i took oil bath at 7 O clock night (dont remember the day). Since then, i am suffering with severe sleeping disorder.tried many,nothing happned.Did i something wrong ?

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  24. I was born on Saturday, but as you have mentioned "Saturday" is the best day to take oil bath for boys. So what I need to do, plz suggest me ?

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  26. took oil bath on last Saturday, got cold and runny nose today.
    is there anything went wrong?

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  27. I get free time only on Sundays. What can I do?

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  28. Why not hair oiling on sunday if any strong reason please

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  29. Why not oiling on sunday please

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  30. Why not hair oiling on sunday please if any strong reason

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