A literary review of congruences and distinctions in the fundamental concepts of Siddha and Ayurveda
Keywords:Siddha, , Ayurveda, Basic Concepts, , 96 Thathuvas, Thrithodam, Thridosham
Siddha and Ayurveda system of medicine are important field of traditional medicine with Vedic and post Vedic origin in India. Both the system of medicine were formulated by Noblemen who are known by different names like Sage, Rishi’s, etc. Siddha and Ayurveda systems of medicine have many similarities like humoral pathology (Thridhosham/ thrithodam), usage of herbs, and diagnostic methods to name a few and also few differences.Various Siddha and Ayurveda literatures were reviewed to document scientific and rationale diversities prevailing in Siddha and Ayurveda fundamental concepts namely Siddha maruthuvanga churukkam, Sushrutha Samhita etc. Based on the review of literature, some scientific diversities and rationales are prevailing in the Siddha and Ayurveda systems of medicine. Even though both the systems seem to be similar, all the basic concepts in the Siddha system comes under a single entity called 96 thathuvas. Whereas in the Ayurveda system of medicine, the basic concepts are not organized under a single entity. Neither system of medicine is higher than the other and each system of medicine is unique in its own.
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