S. Merish

S. Merish
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University | TNMGRMU · Department of Indian Medicine and Homeopathy

BSMS, MD (Pharmacology), Dip Clin Res, Dip. Pharmacovigil,

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Introduction
CoVID Expert | Clinician I Pharmacologist I Co-Innovator. Alumni of Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, India. Interest is to explore the Siddha Medicine (Tamil Traditional Medicine) to the scientific world systematically. Editor/ Peer Reviewer of Siddha/Pharm Journals. Honorary Member of International Society of Infectious Diseases, American Association for Cancer Research(AACR). Research Coordinator & Consultant of Walters' Siddha Research Center, Tirunelveli.
Additional affiliations
October 2017 - present
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
Position
  • MD (Pharmacology in Siddha)
Description
  • Institution : Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, Tamilnadu, India.
March 2017 - October 2017
Central Council for Research in Ayurveda & Siddha
Position
  • Fellow
October 2016 - present
Bio-Medical Research and Analysis, Ghazhiabad.
Position
  • Regional Coordinator
Education
October 2016 - September 2018
Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University
Field of study
  • Master of Science (Yoga and Naturopathy)
August 2016 - February 2017
Biomed Research and Analysis Private Limited
Field of study
  • Pharmacovigiliance
April 2016 - November 2016
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Field of study
  • Medical Innovation

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Publications (85)
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Siddha is one of the Ancient Traditional Medical systems of India. Siddhars’ are the founders of this ancient Science. The word Siddhi means ‘Perfection, a goal to be attained’. Siddha system of Medicine offers Holistic approach towards a healthier Life style in harmony with the nature. The specialty also lies in the fact that they are not only the...
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Siddha medicine is one among World's oldest medical systems. It originated in Southern Part of Tamilnadu and Kerala more than 3,000 years ago. It is one of the States' official Traditional health care systems. Siddha medicine serves both Therapeutic and Prophylatic concepts and hence Holistic in nature. Kaya karpam, a special branch of this medical...
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The primary objective is to evaluate the microbial efficacy and biofilm destruction potency of Siddha polyherbal formulation "Sagadevinei'' and secondary objective is to correlate the ingredients with Siddha principles such as Suvai (Taste) and Panchabootha thathuvam (five elements theory). The In vitro microbial activity of Sagadevinei (SDN) has b...
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Candidemia is the major cause of death in ICU patients as per GAFFI (Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections). A Poly-herbal Shasthric formulation was prepared for Kazhichal (Dysentery) based on the Siddha Basic Principles. Preliminary Anti-microbial Studies and TLC revealed the concerned efficacy of the test drug. A notable accidental finding is...
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Life of a human being originates from a mother. It initiates from a matured zygote to a developed foetus inside the womb. At the end of tenth month, the foetus comes out of the womb and life begins. It is called as Antenatal period (Makapperu kaalam). This period is an important one for the health of the mother and development of the unborn child....
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Do your duty and leave the rest to God" is the essence of the Bhagavat Gita. Selfless service for a right cause and completely focusing towards it without any expectation should be the ultimate aim. The outcome of any work will be positive only when the work is done selflessly without any expectation. Disinterested work will not pave way to the ach...
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Human beings are the God's unique creation. He can do anything as he wishes. Everyone is provided with their own mind that carries out actions through thoughts. The life which we need is just a temporary one where we live in a small circle giving place only to Maayai (unreal happiness). We fail to realize ourselves to embody mental emotions with th...
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Siddha System of Medicine has a wide range of concepts and basic principles, based on which the pathological, diagnostic and treatment modalities are dealt with. This includes the aspects of Mukkutrangal (Three humors), Arusuvaigal (Six tastes), Pancha bhoothangal (Five elements), etc. In classic Siddha literatures, Many acute and chronic diseases...
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Siddha system of medicine is unique in its own way in treating many acute and chronic ailments. Among the various diseases mentioned, chronic diseases are mainly dealt in Siddha literatures. Many life threatening diseases are also mentioned in it which is becoming more prevalent nowadays. Carcinoma is becoming a major cause of death due to changes...
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ABSTRACT Background In Siddha medicine, Hypertension is referred as Kurudhi azhal Noi or Ratha pitha Noi which occurs due to increased pitham in blood. Hypertension has its increasing prevalence and Global prevalence exceeds 1.39 billion. Worldwide, raised blood pressure is estimated to cause 7.5 million deaths, about 12.8% of the total of all dea...
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Ratha pitham refered as Hypertension in siddha. It is considered as one of the most prevalent Non-cumminicable diseases next to diabetes mellitus. About 75 to 80% of the world population use herbal medicines mainly in developing countries for primary health care because of their better acceptability with human body and lesser side effects. Hyperten...
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Common external medicine practices’ like applying camphor oil over chest to relieve congestion, Araththai chooranam as Uchipodi (pinch applied overhead) post-bathing to prevent cold afflictions, Karpooravalli leaves’ juice- gingelly oil mixture as anointing poultice for curing nasal congestion, applying Karisalai collyrium to prevent eye diseases t...
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Siddha Medicine, being a patient centred medicine, the current need and awareness on effective and safest manipulative therapies in public health has been tremendously increased. It is the right time to disseminate our effective treatment modules in a more acceptable scientific way. The main objective of this pilot work is to determine the validity...
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Siddha Medicine, having age old traditional practices were well documented through various literatures both sasthric and later editions. The analysis of such literatures are somewhat rare in this current scenario. We the team of authors defined a structured research module that is to explore the exact number of external mode therapies mentioned in...
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Ottradam is literally means fomentation. Effective pain management is a harder one in this current healthcare system. While reviewing the public health, lot of compromises in the Quality of life of the patient. This work was initiated to elucidate the scientific view of ottradam related to pain management and to understand the effective mechanism b...
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Agathiyar 2000, one of the medical manuscripts authored in the period between AD 1400 and 1855 published by the Tanjore Tamil Library favorably compares (synchronous) with other treatises attributed to Agathiyar. The concepts of embryo development and fetal development has been well discussed by saint Agathiar in his context. Embryogenesis and Orga...
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Karuppai Kazhunthu putru noi (Cervical cancer) is the second most common cancer among women worldwide and also in India. It is getting more prevalent nowadays with increasing morbidity and mortality. A current estimate shows that approximately 1,32,000 new cases are diagnosed every year in India and 74,000 deaths are annually recorded accounting to...
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Microbiomes are the microbiological environment of genetic material that resides within our body. They are beneficial to human beings in many ways which include host metabolism, nutrition and immune functions. The microbiomes help the human immune system in differentiating the beneficial and harmful microorganisms , but in case of antibiotic drug a...
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Objectives Siddha practitioners are often branded as giving false and tall claims regarding the management of dreaded diseases like HIV, Cancer, Tuberculosis, etc. The objective of this poster is to rule out such allegations and prove the scientific validations of Siddha anti-cancer formulations using reverse pharmacology. Methods Two Siddha formu...
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Fatty liver is a common clinical condition in this current scenario. Non alcoholic Fatty liver disease is nothing but accumulation of extra fat in the hepatic cells. Many research studies concluded that, Non alcoholic Fatty liver disease was directly connected with Non-Communicable diseases (NCD) like obesity, diabetes etc. Management and preventio...
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Siddha medicine has its own unique ways of treating many chronic and challenging diseases. Out of the 4448 diseases mentioned in the Siddha literatures, Siddhars have dealt with many life-threatening diseases, which have more prevalence nowadays. Gynecological conditions have been specially focused in Siddhars’ literatures. Karupai Kazhunthu puttru...
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Integrative Medicine Research - Ideas and Ideals.
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‘’ Prototype for Integrative Medicine Practice in India’’
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Integrative Onco-therapy - lessons learnt from our Research
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Urinary tract infections (UTI) is one of the common clinical condition creating most serious distressing symptoms like pain and burning sensation on mixturation. The occurrence of UTI associated problems atleast hits once in the year. A Gram-negative bacteria, Escherichia coli alone contributes to 80 percent of cases. Incidence of UTI is higher in...
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In our body, head is an important organ. Ear, nose and throat are part of five senses. In Siddha system, Ear, Nose and Throat diseases comes under head diseases (Thalai noikal). Patients of almost age group and both genders may have diseases of ENT in any time of their life. Ear infections are generally seen in children under the age of six. Throat...
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Everyone had been suffered by hiccup in any part of life. Hiccup is a brief involuntary contraction of the diaphragm muscle that causes closure of the glottis and producing “Hic” sound. It may be normally lost within a minute or if may persist for a long time. It is caused by the irritation of nerves which extends from the neck to the chest which m...
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One of the strong myths about Siddha Medicine among the lay public and experts in the field of medicine is that chronic and often debilitating diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes, Arthritis etc are always managed by Siddha drugs having high metals, minerals & Arsenical compounds. On the contrary, even a single herb exhibits high level of Anti-cancer...
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On this Post Antibiotic era, the General Public and Researchers are keen eyes on finding solutions for treating their ailments and research purposes (respectively) through Traditional systems of Medicine. With the emergence of newer infections and allergens day by day, treatment options are often short lived and the need for finding out new drugs i...
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Each and every system of medicine has its own exclusive specialities. Selection of drugs based on the chemical composition and action is the common entity followed all over the world. An important method of selection of drugs based on the tastes, characteristics, effects and ultimate taste has been followed in India’s holistic indigenous medical sc...
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The Need of Traditional Medical treatments are gradually increasing day by day because of raising awareness about our deep rooted traditions, adverse effects of current treatment methods etc. On the other side, healing wounds will be considered as an art of Medicine. With new technologies, we are still facing many down drifts in healing the wounds...
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Tuberculosis is one of the common and threatening diseases all over the world. The major risk of the disease lies in its mortality rate which is more than 83% and it increases every year. Among the deaths occurring due to debilitating diseases in the developing countries Tuberculosis has a higher incidence up to 98%. People with immuno-compromised...
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Suvai inmai is a taste disorder. According to modern concept, taste disorder is only a symptom. But according to Siddha system, it is a separate disease caused by the disturbance of bodily humors. This review article describes the classification, epidemiology and the treatment of the disease as per Siddha system of Medicine.
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Post menopausal stage is often more vulnerable for the occurrence of diseases especially Uro-genital related problems. The Average menopausal age is 45-54 Years in India. The incidence of premature menopause is also on the rise. Due to the age, inevitable insecurity and anxiety, hormonal deprivation, they are more prone for psychological and organi...
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The current situation in this Evidence based scientific world requires authenticated documents of Traditional Siddha texts to be mentioned in terms which everyone can understand. In that way, the role and efficacy of Siddha medicines in treating the dreaded fevers such as Chikun-gunya, Dengue, swine flu etc has raised awareness among the public and...
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Limonia acidissima (known as Vila in Siddha medicine) belonging to the Family Rutaceae, is a well known Traditional herb used since time immemorial. From ancient days to recent civilization, human beings depend on nature for running their life smoothly. Siddha Traditional system of medicine consist large number of plants with various medicinal and...
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Siddha Medicine is one of the ancient traditional medical systems of the World. According to Siddha system human body is made up of five elements (Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Galaxy). The human body runs on the basis of vatha, pitha and kapha. Due to changes in the equilibrium of tri-dosha, mankind acquire diseases. The great Siddhars like Agasthiy...
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General public are more attracted towards the Modern Scientific Medicine because of the fact that emergencies can be handled only by them. On the contrary Traditional Indian System of medicine particularly Siddha has a long history of handling such emergencies from time in memorial. Emergency conditions as defined by WHO includes Injuries, Cardiac...
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Cancers are one among the leading causes of human death worldwide and the incidence continues to increase. Patients and their relatives are alarmed at the higher risk of morbidity and mortality this disease carries with it. Issues like prolonged hospitalization, treatment adherence, treatment costs and quality of living also annoy the patient and n...
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Fever is documented as a separate disease as per Traditional Siddha Indian Medicine. There are 64 types of fever among which 52 types occur due to intrinsic causes and 12 types occur due to Extrinsic factors. Intrinsic causes are due to the disturbances in the Vatha, Pitha and Kapha equilibrium. Some of the extrinsic factors include fever arising o...
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The active role of siddha medicine in combating chronic diseases is being widely recognized nowadays. In that way, immobile patients who have bedsores carry a high incidence of morbidity and even mortality. A decubitus ulcer, also called a pressure sore or bed sore, is an open wound on the skin. Pressure sores often occur on the skin covering bony...
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Background and Purpose: The trust of the General Public with regard to Physicians and the whole of Health care system are gradually deteriorating due to obvious reasons such as commercialization, corporate type of approach, lack of personalization etc. This is in contrary to the older days where Physicians were seen as next to God, viewed as being...
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Background and Purpose: Tackling corruption in the health sector is essential for achieving better health outcomes. Corruption can have severe consequences on access, quality, equity and effectiveness of health care services. Corruption in the health sector can be a matter of life and death, especially for poor people in developing countries. Syste...
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Siddha system is one among the Traditional medicines of India which is well known for its ability to cure the root cause of disease and hence effective in treating severe chronic diseases also. It is a well known fact that, it is safe, time tested, without any drastic adverse effects. Siddha pharmacology consists of 32 internal and 32 External medi...
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The active role of siddha medicine in combating chronic diseases is being widely recognized nowadays. In that way, immobile patients who have bedsores carry a high incidence of morbidity and even mortality. A decubitus ulcer, also called a pressure sore or bed sore, is an open wound on the skin. Pressure sores often occur on the skin covering bony...
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The Siddhars are super human beings, the immortal masters of medicine and meditation, also founders of the "The Siddha system". This system belongs to a very ancient period and it may be roughly ascertained to the origin of human civilization itself. The modern concept of Antioxidant may correlate with Kayakalpa concepts. Kayakalpa drugs can basica...
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Siddha medicine is a natural healthcare system. Its main objective is to achieve optimal health and well-being through a comprehensive approach that Pulse reading (Nadi parisothanai), Eightfold diagnostic procedures (Envagai thervu), Addressesing the mind & behavior (Antha karanam), body constituents (Udarkattugal) and environment (Thinai) etc. Apa...
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Siddha Medicine, it is clearly unique in this day and age to find a system of medicine that is thousands of years old and still one of the Precious medical system in Southern part of India. The system treats both the mind and the body's equilibrium needed for its normal function. Saint Yugi describes 21 types of Mega noigal, which includes madhu me...
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Siddha is one among the ancient systems of Indian medicine. Its reliability lies in the fact that it is time-tested, devoid of any drastic adverse effects and deep-rooted in the culture and heritage of India. The role of this system in treating chronic diseases is being widely felt now-a-days. The challenges in treating such conditions with the cur...
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Published in www.tamilnadu.com. Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, and the support of their family, the health care system and society at large. Breast milk provides the ideal nutrit...
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Plants have always been a common source of medicament either in the form of traditional preparations or pure active principles. It is well known that traditional herbal medicines existed before the application of the modern scientific methods to health care; and even today majority of the world population depends on herbal health care practices1. C...
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‘Food as Medicine’ is one of the basic concepts of Traditional Siddha Indian Medicine. The household recipes containing greens are part of Tamil culture. Even today one can find preparations containing greens (Keerai in Tamil) in the regular diet of south Indians. This tradition is passed through generations because of the immense medicinal propert...
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The awareness and use of Traditional Siddha Indian Medicine is on the increase in this globalized world. The specialty lies in its therapeutic potential in curing chronic diseases such as Arthritis, dermatological conditions, life style disorders etc. The usage of NSAID in the treatment of painful musculo-skeletal conditions often results in advers...
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Traditional Siddha system of Medicine is widely practiced in Tamilnadu and Tamil speaking areas of the World. With the specialty as one of the World’s ancient Traditional systems of Medicine, its importance is being felt and widely discussed now-a-days. Apart from its tremendous healing properties, it is also alleged of not having remedies for emer...
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One of the exclusive specialities of the Traditional Siddha Medicine is its Pharmacology which has drugs derived from three origins namely Herbal, Metal & Mineral and Animal products. The guidelines for Physicians as laid by the Great Siddhars’ clearly state that the treatment regimen should start with simple herbal preparations which should be fol...
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‘Kaya Karpa’ medicines find a special place in Traditional Siddha Medicine. These medicines especially when they are from Herbo-mineral origin are enriched with anti-oxidant principles etc. Iru nelli karpam, a herbo-mineral medicine containing Sulphur (Kanthagam) processed with the juice of Phyllanthus emblica (Nellikai) is widely used for treating...
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One among the many specialities of Siddha Materia Medica is that the Physicians’ themselves can prepare their own medicines. Although there may be variations in the way and method of preparing medicines, major differences in preparing the same medicine will not benefit the well being of the patient. This concept is of much importance when the medic...
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Muslims World over follow holy QURAN which gives complete Ethical and religious guidelines to be followed in day to day life to attain Heavenly Bliss. Holy Quran touches almost all spheres of life style including ethics to lead a healthy and disease free life. Traditional Siddha Indian Medicine which has its origin centuries back has also documente...
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Tamil Civilization is one of the most Ancient Civilizations of the world. Tamil language which is being given the status of one among the World Classical languages (Semmozhi) has many specialties including Siddha medicine. Recent studies shows that, the world population is more attracted towards the Traditional systems of medicine because of being...
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The concept of Single herbs as Therapeutic agents is widely recognized nowadays. In Traditional Siddha system of Medicine, there is a concept known as, ‘Yegha Mooligai Prayogam (Yega – singl