The practices of Siddha Medical system on display at the Siddha pavilion set up as part of a medical exhibition at Santhigiri Fest conducted by Santhigiri Ashram. One of the practices on display is the ancient diagnostic practice called ‘manikkadai nool’ in which the doctor would measure the circumference of the wrist and the length of the fingers of a patient, and use the measurement as a basis for identifying certain physiological patterns of the patient, a press note issued here said. In another section, several machinery used for preparation and extraction of Siddha medicines are displayed. The earthenware apparatus are used for processes such as distillation and sublimation to extract the active ingredients of medicines. Raw materials such as conch, and rare minerals from which medicines are extracted are also on display.
Source : The Hindu