Medicine - Siddha

Siddha medicine originated in the Tamil-speaking areas of south India, where it is known as cittar. Although it shares aspects of Ayurvedic medicine, its origins are very different. Siddha medicine is rooted in alchemy and magic, and contemporary Siddha blends medicine and mysticism. The traditions of Siddha are said to originate in the teachings of 18 wise men, or Siddhars.