27-01-2017 12:00 am - 09:00 pm | Venue: FINTAS COMMUNITY HALL


Every one of us is aware that ‘HEALTH IS WEALTH’; Health comes from our food & life style.

Are we eating the right food in today’s mechanised era?

Do we have any alternate & right food culture?


Join us on that day to find the answers and to have a healthy life.

EVENING SESSION: From 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm.

Presented by Dr. G. SIVARAMAN, B.S.M.S., Ph.D.






Dr. G.Sivaraman  B.S.M.S., Ph.D.,  

Email: herbsiddha@gmail.com

425, Kilpauk Garden Main Road,

Chennai - 600 050. Tamilnadu,

INDIA. PH: 094440-27455‚Äč


 Ph. D – Dec 2004 from Tanjore Tamil University, Tamilnadu – Anti Asthmatic activity of Medicinal Plants – Melothria madras patna & Agle marmelos


BSMS – 1992 Graduation in Siddha Medicine from Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamilnadu – the oldest traditional system of medicine 


Certificate course in “Palm Leaf Manuscript Reading” – 1990 from Tanjore Sarfoji Saraswathy mahal Library – A special skill to read & interpret age-old palm leaves containing the formulae for making medicinal formulations.







2012Potential Effects of Nichi Glucan as a Food Supplement for Diabetes Mellitus and Hyperlipidemia: Preliminary Findings from the Study on Three Patients from India

  Vidyasagar Devaprasad DedeepiyaGurusamy SivaramanAthi P. VenkateshSenthilkumar Preethy,  & Samuel J. K. Abraham

2003- ‘Concept of Siddha Nutraceuticals’ - ISHS Acta Horticulturae 680: III WOCMAP Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Volume 6: Traditional Medicine and Nutraceuticals

Popular Books Written

  • Anti-Microbial Activity of Siddha Medicinal Plants – 1995
  • “VANGHA VAZHALAM” - a compilation of medicinal articles written in the regional language in a popular Tamil magazine named TAMIZHAN EXPRESS- 2003
  • Venir Kalaththil Vendum Vazhakkangal”-A compilation of Healthy Life style Practices
  • Azhagum Arokkiyamum-Tamil book-2009
  • Ezham Suvai-Tamil Book on functional foods - 2010
  • Ethu Sirantha unavu-Tamil book on foods - 2011
  • Marunthena Vendaavaam-Tamil book on healthy living - 2012
  • Narumanamoottigal-tamil book on spices- 2013
  • Aaraam thinai- volume -1 (best and No-1 seller in Chennai Book exhibition 2014-column in Anandha vikatan, a most popular Tamil weekly magazine) 2013
  • Aaraam thinai- Volume-11 2013
  • NALAM 360* - Tamil Book 2014
  • Sutramum soolalum natpum (Tamil book- compilation of articles written abiout health and environment)t 2014
  • Anjarai pettiyum arusuvayum –(Folk and Siddha medical recipes for people oriented medicine) 2015
  • Nattu Maruthu kadai (Tamil descriptive book on Common Herbs) 2016
  • Uirpizhai ( First Tamil book about various carcinoma- prevention, management and integrated approach) 2016


INTERNATIONAL Conferences and Lead lectures

  • July 2016- Ulaga Arangil Siddha maruththuvam- lead lecture on Siddha medicine at FeTNA 2016 convention, New Jersy, USA    
  • June 2015- the role of  Siddha Medicine  to boost innate immune system against NCDs- in the conventions organised by Toranto Tamil Sangam and Udhayan tamil Magazine at Toranto and Montreal, Canada    
  • March 2015- lead lecture on Siddha medicine and Non     communicable diseases in the workshop organised by Nalavazhvu, Zurich, Switzerland 
  • April 2015 - Functional foods on Tamil Culture and Siddha medicine , at Indian Cultural centre Abudhabi
  • Nov 2014- importance of traditional food practices and lifestyle to combat NCD organised by Jeddah Tamil Sangam, at Indian Embassy hall, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 2013-  lead lecture about “Siddha therapeutics for various carcinoma and stress disorders” at International conference on Siddha medicine, organized by Dept of TCM, MoH, Kulalumpur Malaysia
  • Feb2013-gave plenary lecture on Role of Siddha medicine in combating Non Communicable Diseases in International Siddha Conferrence, organized by University of Malaya, at  Kualalumpur, Malaysia
  • APRIL 2012- provided key note address on “Combating Cancer with Siddha Medicine” in International Ayurvedha Siddha Conference in GOPIA International Convention at Kulalumpur, Malaysia
  • Nov 2011-Presented poster “AHPL02SP11, A herbo mineral Siddha medicine inhibiting Hs696 cells proliferation through apoptotic signaling mechanism”in 8th  international Conference on integrative oncology at Cleveland ,United States of America- 
  • Nov 2009-Participated as invited speaker in Traditional Gatherings at Yaoundé, Cameroon, Central Africa-an Initiative of UNAIDS and French Senators group for strategy development in positioning Traditional Medicine, in the mainstream healthcare management in developing nations
  • Participated in FIE 2007,London-to provide technical exposition (Organized by Centre for promotion of imports from Developing Countries, Netherlands)
  • Sep 2007-Presented a paper on Varma therapy - Specialties and Peculiarities of Siddha Medicine at Ayurvedha2007, ColomboSrilanka
  • Jul 2007-Participated as resource person in Siddha and Presented a paper on Siddha Healthy living through Siddha system of Medicine, in the Fifth International conference, INTRACOM2007 Organised by Ministry of Health, Malaysia and WHO, at Kulalumpur Malaysia
  • Feb 2007-Presented a paper on Siddha System of Medicine in First Symposium on T/CM  in Kulalumpur, Malaysia
  • Aug 2006,-participated in the technical exposition of Moolgiri-Low Glycemic rice at Fancy Food show 2006,Newyork,USA
  • Dec 2006- as a member of the delegates team, visited Business development Consortium, University of Sydney, Sydney,  Australia
  • Dec 2006- Visited with the delegates team to Freedom Foods, AucklandNew zealand
  • Jan 2006-participated in the technical interaction with Dept of Human nutrition, University of Sydney,Sydney Australia
  • Dec 2005-participated in FIE 2005, Paris, France
  • Aug2005-visited University of Connecticut, Connecticut USA
  • Jul 2005-participated in clinical trial discussion at GI Labs, Toronto Canada
  • Feb. 2005 – Participated in FI Asia China 2005 conference on Functional Food Ingredients at Shanghai, China
  • June 2003 – Presented a paper on ‘Concept of Siddha Nutraceuticals’ at WOCMAP III, Chang Mai, Thailand –Proceedings published in Acta Horticulurae-an index journal
  • April 2001 – Participated in Siddha Lifestyle conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


NATIONAL Conferences and Lectures

  • 2016- Integrating AYUSH- in various carcinoma care- plenary lecture- organised by Dept of AYUSH AND Life science international magazine, Mumbai
  • 2015- Reverse Pharmacological approach for NCD management- Need of the hour National Conference on biotechnology Pondicherry, organized by Pondicherry university
  • 2014- functional foods for Women- National workshop on Obstetrics and Gynecology, organized byCCRS & RRI  Pondicherry 
  • 2013- Delivered a lead lectureon “Herbs and Health” at National Conference, organized by Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras
  • 2012- Delivered a lead lecture on, “Pain Management with Siddha”- in Thulir-3 Forum, workshop at Chennai
  • 2010- Delivered Lecture & Chair a session in Siddha medicine in “ World classical Tamil Conferrence”,Coimbotore, India- Nalaiya Noikalukkana indraiya nambikkai
  • 2009 - Role of Functional food in combating NCD, at National Seminar on Food Processing Technology,organized by Ministry of Food Processing, MOP Vaishnava college
  • 2008- Role of Traditional medicine  & Herbal Remedies in the management of HIV Disease - An overview,presented at Govt Hospital for Thoracic Medicine Thambaram, India
  • 2008- Mechanism and Impacts of GMO in Indian agriculture, NewDelhi,India
  • 2008- gave Plenary lecture on Nurturing CVS with Natures Gift, organized by The Hindu and SRMU, Porur
  • 2008- The role of Siddha Medicine incombating Geriatric care and NCD at National Conference on Siddha Medicine
  • 2006- Organizing  Secretary for 4th National Siddha Conference, Chennai, India 
  • 2003The role of  Siddha System of Medicine in Combating HIV Disease, DST Conference, Tamil University Thanjavur
  • 2002 – Scope of Siddha Functional Foods at EXIM Bank workshop, Coimbotore
  • 2000 – Nutriceuticals of Siddha System of Medicine– I National Siddha conference, Chennai
  • 1994 -Anti Microbial Activity of “NANDU THENEER”IMPCOPS National Seminar
  • 1993 –Treatment of HIV / AIDS in the concept of “ELAIPPU NOI” at the National Conference on HIV / AIDS , Chennai
  • 1992 – Growth of Siddha Medicine” at NewMillennium Siddha conference, Tiruchi
  • 1990 -“SANGU PARPATHTHIN AATCHI”(Anti Microbial activity of CONCH SHELL) – National Conference on Siddha Medicine




Since 1995:

  • Chief Siddha Physician, Arogya Siddha Hospital, Chennai
  • Managing Director – AROGYA HEALTH CARE (P) LIMITED, Chennai 
  • A licensed manufacturer of 90 Siddha formulations useful in curing ailing patients with various health problems. 
  • Managing a multi-specialty hospital in Siddha & Ayurveda systems of medicine and Yoga, Varma & Pancha Karma Therapeutic process
  • Providing research consultancy for leading Herbal Pharmaceuticals in India & Abroad



  • Head -Research and Development- Tajmahal Agro Industries Private Limited, an ISO & HACCP company at Chennai who is the exporter of Low Glycemic rice and food products. 



  • Product Development Consultant & Advisor-SKM Siddha and Ayurvedhic medicines India Pvt Ltd, Erode, India


 2001- July 2010:

  • Joint Secretary – Health India Foundation, Chennai a NGO providing clinical care and support for HIV / AIDS patients, through Integrated Medical Management. Approximately 10,000 patients are being taken care by providing periodic Medicare and counseling


Open Lectures on Traditional food and lifestyle

  • Gave lead lectures on Traditional functional foods in 55 Colleges,(75000plus  college students), in Tamizh Mannae Vanakkam , an initiative by Vikatan publications, Chennai, India 
  • Gave 124 lead lectures in various professional organizations in Tamil Nadu and other states of India  to promote build awareness in traditional functional organic foods and millets
  • Gave popular lectures in USA, UK, UAE, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia arranged by various cultural forums


Professional Milestones: 

  • From 2015- Member, General Body, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai 
  • From 2012- Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai
  • From August 2011-2015 Member, Auyrvedha Siddha Unani Drugs Technical Advisory Board(ASUDTAB)-Govt of India 
  • From June 2011-Member, Working Group(AYUSH)-12th Planning Commission of India
  • From 2010-2014Member, Expert Committee, TKDL Project of Dept of AYUSH, Govt of India
  • From 2008-2016Member, Institutional Ethical committee, National Institute of Siddha, Thanmbaram
  • From 2008-2011 Member, High power Technical committee, IMPCOPS, Chennai 
  • From 2006 to 2013 Member- National Siddha Pharmacopoeia Committee,Govt Of India
  • From 2001 to  July 2010 -Jt. SecretaryHealth India Foundation, Egmore
  • 1997 – Founder Secretary of Tamilnadu Siddha Graduates Association
  • 2008-2011 -Managing Trustee, Poovulagin Nanbargal, a movement for environmental protection- <www.poovulagu.org>
  • Former Editor-“Poovulagu”-environment  magazine, poovulagu Minmini, Magazine for children




  1. Best writer award Journalism for development & Social change for the year 2013- for AARAAM THINAI Column, Anandhavikatan
  2. Best Doctor Award-  conferred by Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University for exemplary contribution in the field of Siddha Medicine 0n April 2012
  3. Writer Sujatha award for best small Tamil magazine 2010 – Poovulagu
  4. SKM- Best Clinical Practitioner award for 2010
  5. Tamil Nadu Govt. Best book award for the year 2004 for the book Vaanga vaazhalam


In nutshell,


An household name in Tamil Nadu today, Dr Sivaraman has taken multi-tasking to a new height. Besides being a most-sought after Siddha practitioner - His very successful Arogya Siddha hospital in Chennai can be seen brimming with patients day after day – Dr Sivaraman is also a prolific writer, a passionate environmentalist and a connoisseur of organic food - all rolled into one.

He is keenly interested in giving lectures on environment, food and health, and keeps touring the length and breadth of the globe on lecture assignments.  From his humble beginning as a Siddha doctor, Dr Sivaraman rose to becoming a name to be reckoned with in alternative medicine through sheer commitment and desire for continuous learning. Dr Sivaraman has been keenly espousing the cause of integrated medicine and constantly underlines the need to get the best of both worlds.

His love for the world was literally translated into action when he become one of the core members to revive  Poovulagin Nanbargal – an environment movement of over two decades. Since its revival in 2008, Poovulagin Nanbargal has taken up many environmental issues and helped create awareness on such issues among the common public.

Dr Sivaraman is also a prolific writer. He has at once presented academic papers in peer reviews journals and has written on serious issues for the common man in a language they could relate with. His works has   helped the reader to broaden his/her understanding of siddha and food practices. Aaramthinai - his hugely popular column in Ananda Vikatan on food and health issues - was a runaway best seller when published as a book. It emerged as the no. one best seller in
Chennai book fair 2013.  His other best sellers include Ezham Suvai, Ethu Sirantha Unavu, Marunthena Vendaavam and Narumanamootigal.

Known for his passion and commitment to the cause of better living through food and environment, Dr. Sivaraman has been invited by several governmental and non-governmental organizations to deliver lectures in India and abroad.

His consistent efforts saw Poovulagin Nanbargal hold three seminars with millet based food festivals - Ainthinai Vizha, Munneer Vizhavu and Aimbootham Vizha. Ainthinai was a seminar on five landscapes while Muneer Vizhavu was celebration of water. Aimbootham was a day long
seminar on five elements of nature. All the three day long seminars held in the last three years included a hugely successful millet based food festival. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Dr Sivaraman's fine execution of the festivals along with his books on food has helped create huge awareness about minor millets among the citizens of Tamil Nadu.

It is only natural that a person of such caliber has been a recipient of several awards including Best writer award Journalism for development  & Social change for the year 2013- for AARAAM THINAI Column, Anandhavikatan, Best Doctor Award-  conferred by Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University for exemplary contribution in the field of Siddha Medicine 0n April 2012, SKM- Best Clinical Practitioner award for 2010 and Tamil Nadu Govt. Best book award for the year 2004 for the book Vaanga vaazhalam. Poovulagu, a little magazine that he has strived to bring up along with others, has won writer Sujatha award for the best Little magazine.