Tamil University, Thanjavur

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Department of Siddha Medicine


Department of Siddha Medicine

The objectives of the Department include the documentation, edition, digitalization and publication of Siddha Medical manuscripts. Medicinal plants are cultivated in the University-owned herbal farm. Tissue culture technique is adopted to revive the growth and development of rare and endangered medicinal plants. Many of them are propagated among the public. Standardization of herbal drugs through botanical, biochemical, phytochemical, pharmacological and microbiological and chemical studies are undertaken. Clinical evaluation of Siddha medicines and their formulations are also done in the Department.

Courses offered

Post Graduate Diploma in Siddha Drug Standardization
Master of Science (MSc Biomedical Science)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil Bio Chemistry)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Biochemistry)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Pharmacology)
Diploma in Medicinal Herbal Beautician
Diploma in Traditional Tamil Medicine


=> To document edit, digitize and publish Siddha medicine manuscripts.
=> To identify, cultivate, propagate, educate and to do research and development studies on Siddha medicinal plants,.
=> To carry out experimental research and development
=> Studies of Siddha drugs standardization through botanical, biochemical, chemical, pharmacological to scientifically establish the Siddha medicines.
=> To clinically evaluate Siddha medicines and formulations for the treatment of diseases in human.
=> To conduct academic courses.
=> To popularize this system through free medical camps and training on simple Siddha Medical preparations.


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