AMUKKARA – Medicinal Plants

AMUKKARA – Medicinal Plants

Tamil Name: Acuvakanthi/Ashwagantha (Read more about its uses), Amukkara kizanku Botanical Name: Withania Somnifera Properties and Actions: Taste- Bitter Property- Light Vigor- Heat Section- Pungent Action-Diauretic, Febrifuge, Aphrodisiac, Tonic, Sedative, Deobstruent Important Formulations: Amukkara Chooranam Rasakenthi Mezuku Idivallathi Mezeku Kanthaga Rasayanam Maka Elathy Kulikai Maka Vallathi Ilakam Nandhi Mezuku Narathai Ilakam Parangipattai Rasayanam Therapeutic Uses: Fever, Weight gaining, Ulcers, Osteoarthritis, Impotence, Oedema, Epilepsy, Eczema, Anemia. Read more about Amukkara/Ashwagantha uses Dose: Powder 3-6 gm

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Job Opportunities and Higher Studies in Siddha Medicine

Job Opportunities and Higher Studies in Siddha Medicine

Siddha medicine is gaining popularity both within the country and abroad because of its wider acceptance as an alternative system of medicine and due to the fewer side effects as compared to modern medicine. One can choose a career in the field of teaching or research. A wide range of employment opportunities are available for those who opt for a career in Siddha medicine. Depending upon one’s qualification and experience, one can find job in various Government and Private Hospitals ,Clinics, Nursing homes, Health Departments, Medical colleges, Drug Research institutes, Pharmaceutical industries etc., which are located in different parts of country .One can also practice privately as Siddha physician by opening a Siddha clinic. After successful completion of 5 ½ years B.S.M.S degree course the

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Siddha Medical Colleges

Siddha Medical Colleges

To become a siddha medical practitioner, a formal education is mandatory. There are many siddha medical colleges which offer undergraduate degree viz. Bachelor of siddha medicine and surgery (B.S.M.S), a 5 ½ years course including a 1 year internship period. After completion of this course, one can opt for a postgraduate degree in siddha medicine, i.e. M.D. (Siddha), a 3 years course. To secure admission into B.S.M.S. course, minimum eligibility is higher secondary course (10 +2) with the subjects in physics, chemistry, biology or botany and zoology. Generally, admission/selection for this course is made based on a common entrance examination. The below are the list of government and private medical colleges which offer undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses in siddha medicine. List of MEdical Colleges offers

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