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Introduction and Origin

Siddha system is one of the oldest systems of medicine in India .  The term Siddha means achievements and Siddhars were saintly persons who achieved results in medicine.  Eighteen Siddhars were said to have contributed towards the development of this medical system.  Siddha literature is in Tamil and it is practised largely in Tamil speaking part of India and abroad.  The Siddha System is largely therapeutic in nature.

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