Siddhar’s methods of processing therapeutic Mercury
Krishnaveni, M.; Venthamarai selvi, J.P.; Tamil selvi, S. and Anbu, J. (2007) Siddhar’s methods of processing therapeutic Mercury. In: Vth National Conference on Siddha Medicine For All Ages, 8-9 Dec 2007., Chennai, India.
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Siddha system of medicine is one of the ancient traditional systems of the world. Siddhars are the Spiritual scientists of Tamil Nadu. Mercury which is considered as a deadly poison is made into a life saving medicine by Siddhars using various processes. Siddha metallurgy is unfathomable. Siddhars used Mercury as a powerful medicine in treating intractable disease. Mercury, is widely used in Siddha medicine. Mercury, a killer poison, is converted into healing nectar, when properly purified and processed. Siddhars used Mercury not only to cure innumerable diseases, but also to rejuvenate the body and promote longevity. Siddhars never used raw Mercury as such for therapeutic purposes. They properly processed Mercury by adding certain organic juices and subjected it to various processes of sodhana and marana before using it for medicinal preparations. The method of processing mercury for therapeutic purposes is known as RASA SUTHI in Siddha system of medicine.
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