A literary review of Kayakalpa plants in Siddha literature

Rajalakshmi, A.; Baby Malathi, S.; Kanimozhi, S. and Nilakkalli, N. (2006) A literary review of Kayakalpa plants in Siddha literature. In: National Seminar on Biomedicine in Aqua Culture, 17-18 March 2006, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India.

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The Siddhas are superhuman beings, the immortal masters of medicine and meditation, also founders of the Indian Traditional Alchemical system of Medicine namely iaThe Siddha systemle. This system belongs to a very ancient period and it may be roughly ascertained to the origin of Tamil civilization itself. According to Siddhas, human body is a wonderful replica representing the entire universe. To elevate the soul on its spiritual journey, the Siddhas formulated an applied alchemy, the Kaya Kalpam. Kayakalpa is a transformative approach to health and consciousness to prevent and free from chronic diseases. Besides rejuvenating the body, it also possesses Prophylatic action. According to Siddha Materia Medica, Kayakalpa formulations include Herbs, Minerals and Animal kingdom also. With the help of kayakalpa the innate Rejuvenating powers of body are awakened thus creating a magnetic and vital being.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Siddha, Traditional Indian Medicine, Kayakalpa, Rejuvenating herbs, panacea, Longevity of life.
Subjects:Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Plants > Plants, Edible
Plants > Plants, Medicinal
ID Code:1470
Deposited By:Dr Thomas M Walter
Deposited On:12 April 2006

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