Siddha system is one of the oldest system of medicine in India. The term Sidha means achievements and Siddhars were saintly persons who achieved results in medicine. Eighteen Siddhars were said to have contributed towards the development of this medicinal system. Siddha literature is in Tamil and it is practised largely in Tamil speaking part of India and abroad. The Siddha System is largely therapeutic in nature.
The principles and doctrine of this system, both fundamental and applied, have a close similarity to Ayurveda, with specialization in latro-chemistry.
At present there is no Siddha Physician in the State.