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Shri Sarbananda Sonowal
Hon’ble Cabinet Minister

Ministry of Ayush & Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai
Hon’ble Minister of State

Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Women & Child Development.

Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha

Ministry of Ayush

Shri Pramod Kumar Pathak
Special Secretary

Ministry of Ayush

Director General Message

Prof. Dr. R. Meenakumari

Director General (Additional Charge)

Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) under Ministry of Ayush is an apex body for conducting research in Siddha system of medicine and provides health care facilities through its 8 peripheral institutes / units and 5 co-located units of CCRS. The Council is engaged in multifaceted research activities. In the area of clinical research, pre-clinical Pharmacological / Toxicological studies, Open label trials, multi-centric Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) are being conducted for acute and chronic diseases. The main emphasis is on diseases of national health priority with a view to develop safe and effective Siddha treatments.

CCRS with the support of premier medical institutes in the country has carried out several clinical trials including double blind randomized placebo-controlled trials in generating evidence of Siddha formulations in mitigating Covid-19 which has been published in peer reviewed journals. The council has completed clinical studies on Fibroid Uterus, Urolithiasis, Diabetes Mellitus, pre-diabetes, sinusitis, assessment of body constitution, Osteo-arthritis. Ongoing trials through Intra Mural Research (IMR) mode include disease conditions like Fibroid Uterus (multi-centric trial) Urolithiasis, Iron deficiency Anaemia, Psoriasis, Primary Dysmenorrhoea, Insomnia, Diabetic Nephropathy, Breast Cancer, leucorrhoea, Urinary tract infections and Adhesive capsulitis are in progress at the respective Institutes.

The WHO related activities include the inclusion of Siddha Morbidity Codes in ICD-11 ASU TM 2 Chapter. And Siddha Terminology document. Other activities include validation studies of Siddha Pharmacopoeial formulations, new formulations are also being tested for drug development and generation of IPR. SiddharKaayakalpam, SiddharYogam, external therapies like Varmam, Thokkanam are the strength of Siddha system for prevention, management and treatment of various diseases are also being validated. Council is also engaged in National collaboration with reputed scientific organization and medical institutions / Universities on diseases of national priorities.

CCRS has more than 1000 palm leaf manuscripts and involved in decoding the formulations and other contents and publishing as books. CCRS is also publishing rare Siddha literatures, palm leaf manuscripts and till now 50 books have been published. The research outcomes are converted into intellectual property rights through patents and publications in peer reviewed journals.


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Central Council for Research in Siddha

For the development of Siddha system of Medicine, Govt. of India, by  bifurcating the erstwhile CCRAS, formed CCRS (Central Council for Research in Siddha) with its headquarters in Chennai and eight Research Institutes/Units in six states namely, Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Mettur & Palayamkottai), Puducherry, New Delhi, Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram), Karnataka(Banglore) and Andra Pradesh (Tirupati). Siddha is a science of holistic health emphasizing both drug and diet for human health care.

The Council has the vision of preservation and transmission of Knowledge and enhancement of the quality of research for developing drugs with quality, safety and efficacy through well-established preclinical and clinical research facilities — to prevent / manage /cure the diseases of varied aetiology.

To undertake scientific research works in Siddha in a time-bound and cost-effective manner, to coordinate, aid, promote and collaborate research with different units of sister Councils and Research Organizations.

To publish research articles/research journals, to exhibit achievements and to propagate research outcomes for all the stakeholders. To provide consultancy services for research projects and  drug development (adopting both classical and modern techniques/equipments for Diagnosis, evolving evidence based Siddha drug treatment/therapy and promoting Siddha drug manufacture in collaboration with the other technical organizations).


Database of Siddha Preparations for certain Diseases mentioned in the enlisted Books of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940Download
Siddha Dossier
Management of Chikungunya
Management of Dengue Fever
Yoga in Siddha
Research in Siddha System of Medicine