21 November 2014


Chenduram is cataory of siddha medicine with reddish colour and powdery form. In siddha system the chenduram variety of madicines need not necessarirly contain sulpher or mercury and there are instances where no heating is required at all in the process. Depending upon the preparation method of chenduram it is classified into several types such as ‘erippu chenduram’ , ‘varuppu chenduram’, araippu chenduram’, kuppi erippu chenduram’, ‘leghupuda chenduram’ etc.

Arumugha chenduram comes under the type of ‘Erippu chenduram’. The making process include burning of mixture of herbo-mineral combination in a crucible for 24 hours to obtain suitable physical form and colour. The colour of this medicine is an important check measure during the process. It should be dark purple in colour in the final stage of the process. The whole process is explained in the siddha text book, siddha Vaidya thirattu.
1.       Purified Mercury
2.       Purified Sulfur
3.       Purified Lodestone
4.       Purified Iron Fillings
5.       Purified Rock salt
6.       Desiccated Borax
7.       Aloe Juice
Rheumatic complaints, piles, uterine disorders, gastric ulcer, orchitis, myalgia, fissure foot, syphilis, hernia, tuberculosis, bubo, sprue, Anaemic conditions, scrofula, colic and head ache.
100 to 200 mg twice a day with honey or thrikadu churnam.

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