ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: AN OVERVIEW OF NUTRACEUTICALS AND MANAGEMENT OF MENOPAUSE THROUGH THE SIDDHA SYSTEM
Article Category: Review articles
Author: M. Keerthana *, K. Vennila, K. Rajeswari, M. Meenakshi Sundaram, R. Meenakumari
Abstract: Siddha medicine is an ancient traditional system from South India that offers a holistic approach to health and well-being. The transition of menopause is considered a significant phase in a woman’s life state, defined by permanent cessation of menstruation resulting in the loss of ovarian follicle development. Nutrition and Siddha management address the challenges of menopause by incorporating phyto estrogen, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids, which alleviate the symptoms, promote hormonal and tri-humour balance. The present study aims to provide a comprehensive overview of nutraceuticals, Siddha regimen and Ashtanga yogam for menopause. To synthesize the results of published studies from electronic databases such as PubMed, Medline and the grey literatures available in the online repository of The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and literature evidence regarding the management of menopause through the Siddha system. In the Siddha system, medicines, nutraceuticals and Ashtanga Yogam during menopause are centred around promoting hormonal balance, managing symptoms and supporting overall well-being. This study may act as a key role support for menopausal women.
Keyword: Siddha medicine, Menopause, Nutraceuticals, Management, Yogam.