Scientific Sessions

Unani and Siddha Medicine

Unani medicine, also called Yunani medicine, is a traditional medicine system practised in Muslim cultures in South Asia and Central Asia. Unani medicine is considered pseudoscientific and is based on the teachings of ancient Greek physicians Hippocrates and Galen. The term "Unani" means "Greek" in Arabic. Although it is rooted in the four humours theory, it has also been influenced by Indian and Chinese traditional medicine systems.

Siddha medicine is one of the oldest medicinal traditions in India and is known as the mother medicine of the peninsular South Indian Tamils/Dravidians. The word "Siddha" means "established truth" in Sanskrit, and the Siddhars were those who founded this school of thought. They recorded their mystical discoveries in medicine, yoga, and astrology in Tamil. Siddha's fundamental principles include the theories of the Five Elements (Aimpootham) and Three Forces/Faults (Mukkuttram).

  • Origin and Concept
  • Therapeutic Uses
  • Clinical Evaluation
  • New Findings
  • New Findings in Treating COVID-19