Ayurveda, the science of life, for prevention of disease and longevity is the oldest and most holistic medical system and that had been practiced for more than 5,000 years, and is considered as the Upaveda of Atharva Veda. The eight branches of Ayurveda are Kaya, Bala, Graha, Urdhvanga, Salya, Damstra, Jara and Vrsa.In Ayurvedic pharmacology, kalpavijnana (pharmacy) is a well advanced branch and wide range of formulations are mentioned in different literatures of Ayurveda.
It is a natural healing system of india that evolved into a distinct medical science around 1000 BC. it has been enriched with contributions from sages like Charaka, Susrutha and Vagbhata. The object of Ayurveda is to counteract the imbalance of Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), the three vital elements that control the fuctioning of the human body.
Siddha is a holistic system of medicine in south india founded by 18 siddhars, who were spiritually enlightened persons the system comprises codified procedures for Medicine manufacturing, disease diagnosis by mukkutram (Thiridhosha theory) Nadi (pulse reading) sara payirchi (Flow of respiration) and Attavitha paritchai (8 Types of testing). it uses a special group of herbs called Kayakarpa (Rejuvenation) herbs for treatment and preventive aspects.
Unani medicine is based the concept of the four humours: phlegm (Balgham), Blood (Dam) Yellow bile (Safra) and Black bile (sauda).
The SKM Siddha and Ayurvedha Company (India) Limited was started in a small grass root level as a Hospital under Charity Trust by name SKM Health and Mind Welfare Charity Trust in the year 1989 by the blessings of Swami Vethathiri Maharishi, a spiritual Scientist. The trust hospital started it’s service by offering consultations to the needy persons with ASU Medicines and for the need of quality medicines as a backward integration, the SKM Charity Trust, Siddha pharmaceuticals was started and begin to cater the AYUSH Physicians in Tamilnadu. At the same time under the Swami Vethathiri Maharishi’s World Service Center had started 3 Hospitals in Tamilnadu which was supplied with our SKM medicines. Since the demand and the need for quality medicines scaled up and also as per the vision of our Managing Director Mr. SKM Shree Shivkumar the trust was restructured into a Limited Company “SKM Siddha and Ayurvedha Company (India) Limited” and the trust pharma infrastructures were improvised with a project cost of INR12 crores.