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Conferences & Workshops Attended:  66

Presentations: 19 guest lectures

Publications: 21

Conferences & Workshops Organized: One of the members of organizing committee in 10 programmes.





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Academic Qualification: M.D.(Siddha), Ph.D.(Siddha)




Personal Details :

Marital Status : Married

Date of Joining : 03-01-2017

Research Experience & Area of Specialisation

  • 9 years of Research experience.
  • Clinical research.
  • Varmam, Thokkanam and external therapies, Dermatology, Yoga and Pshychiatry.
  • Recognised Guide for Ph.D Programme of the TamilNadu Dr.M.G.R/Medical University.

Ongoing Projects

Principal Investigator of the IMR project “A single center randomized parallel group clinical trial to compare the efficacy of Siddha Varmam Therapy +Thailam Therapy (SVT) versus Thailam Therapy (TT) in terms of pain and disability in the treatment of Kumbavatham (Adhesive capsulitis)”


  1. Meena R, Ramaswamy R S. “Herbs for combatting dermatophytosis-a review”.International Journal Of Pharmacognosy, 2014, vol.1(6), 2394- 5583.
  2. Meena R, Ramaswamy R S. “Chemical investigations of a Siddha herbomineral drug by GC-MS analysis”. International Journal Of Research In Ayurveda And Pharmacy, Sep-Oct 2014, 5(5), 609-612.ISSN. 2229-3566. Imp.Fac-6.68
  3. Meena R, Ramaswamy R S. “Therapeutic potency of a Siddha formulation Kandhaga Rasayanam: a review”. International Journal Of Research In Ayurveda And Pharmacy,6(1), Jan-Feb:2015,pg: 58-64.ISSN. 2229-3566. Imp.Fac-6.68
  4. Meena R, Ramaswamy RS, Shakila R. “Physicochemical analysis of KandhagaRasayanam, a Siddha herbomineral formulation”. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy,vol 4, Issue 2, February 2014, 28-34.ISSN. 2319-4219.Imp.Fac-1.448
  5. Meena R, Ramaswamy R S. “Pharmacovigilance and its relevance to Siddha system”. International Journal of Pharma and Bio sciences,2013 July 4(3):B, 131-139.ISSN.0975-6299. Imp.Fac-5.121.
  6. Meena R, Ramaswamy R S. “Toxicity profile and chemical constituents of the ingredients of Siddha drug-Kandhaga Rasayanam”. International Journal of Pharma and Bio sciences,2015 January, 6(1) 869-886.ISSN. 0975-6299. Imp.Fac-5.121.
  7. Meena R, Ramaswamy R S. “Treatment of Uthiravathasuronitham (Rheumatoid arthritis) with a Siddha compound formulation- A case study”. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy, September 2015,vol 5, issue 9, 2050-3013. Imp.Fac-1.448.
  8. Meena R, Ramaswamy R S. “Acute toxicity study of a Siddha formulation Kandhaga Rasayanam in rats”.International Journal Of Research In Ayurveda And Pharmacy, Nov- Dec 2015,vol 6, issue 6 ( accepted) ISSN:2277-4343.Imp.Fac-6.68.
  9. Meena R, Natarajan S, Anbaraci C, Muralidass S.D, Effect of Varmam therapy in Santhu vatham (Osteo arthritis –knee joint) - A single case study. International Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. ISSN- 0975-1491. Vol 9, Issue 9, 2017.
  10. Meena Rajarethinam, Ramaswamy Selvaratnam Ramaswamy. Long term toxicity study of a Siddha formulation Kandhaga rasayanam (KR) in Rats. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2018; 11(4): 1640-1646.
  11. Meena R, Sathiyarajeswaran P, Ramaswamy R.S,Pharmacovigilance perspectives of a Siddha drug Karpoora chindhamani mathirai, Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 11(5): May 2018.
  12. Meena R, Ramaswamy R.S,Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy and Thermo Gravimetric Analysis of a Siddha herbomineral formulation Kandhaga Rasayanam, Int J Pharma Bio Sci 2018 April; 9(2): (P) 148-152.
  13. Anbarasi C, Natarajan S, Meena R, Muralidass SD. A Hospital based cross sectional study on the prevalence of musculoskeletal diseases in Varmam out-patient department. Journal of Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy. 2018; 41-8.
  14. Meena R, Punithavathy P M, Ramaswamy R S., MIC of A Siddha Formulation Kandhaga Rasayanam against Dermatophytes, Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res., 50(2), May-June 2018; Article No. 07, Pages: 37-40.
  15. Natarajan S, Anbarasi C, Meena R., Treatment of acute avulsion of posterior cruciate ligament of left knee with bony fragment by Siddha Varmam therapy and traditional bone setting method: A case report, J Ayurveda Integr Med (2018), 10(2),2019,pg: 135-138.
  16. Meena R, Ramaswamy RS, Treating Pundareega Kuttam (Dermatophytosis) with a Siddha herbo mineral formulation- A single case study, IJRAP, May-June 2019 Issue.
  17. P. Prakash, R. Meena, L. Stanley Abraham, Swetha Sunkar, K. Govindaraju, Durgasruthi Pully, Antony V. Samrot. Evidence-based traditional Siddha formulations for prophylaxis and management of respiratory symptoms in COVID-19 pandemic-a review, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 35 (2021): 102056.
  18. R. Meena, S. Natarajan , C. Anbarasi , P. Sathiyarajeswaran, Siddha Varmam and Thokkanam therapy in the treatment of adhesive capsulitis-A case report, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine 12 (2021) 373-377.
  19. Anbarasi Chandrasekeran, Natarajan Shanmugasundaram, Meena Rajarathinam, Sendhilkumar Mutuappan, Vinod N P, Manickam P, 'Home care preventive measures and practices using traditional Siddha medicine towards COVID-19 among residents of containment zones, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 2020: Cross-sectional study',Accepted for publication in Journal of Complementary Medicine Research.
  20. Anbarasi Chandrasekaran, Natarajan Shanmugasundaram, Meena Rajarathinam, Vinod Nalupalil Purushothaman, Comorbidity profile of Siddha Varmam therapy patients and insight into integrative pain management: A cross sectional study, Accepted for publication in Journal of Complementary Medicine Research.
  21. G. Elanthendral, N. Shobana, R. Meena, Prakash P, Antony V. Samrot. Utilizing pharmacological properties of polyphenolic curcumin in nanotechnology, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 38 (2021) 102212

Books Published

Contributions in Book publications of CCRS:

  1. One of the contributors of the book “Cancer palliative care through Siddha system of medicine”.
  2. One of the authors of the book “Guidelines for practice of Siddha Varmam therapy” ISBN 978-81-93662-6-0.
  3. One of the contributors for the book “SPROUT guidelines for external therapies”.


  • B.S.M.S: Certificate of award: Dr.R.Kannan endowment Gold medal- February 2006 – awarded by The T.N.Dr.M.G.R.Medical University.
  • B.S.M.S: Certificate of award: Thiru. C.Shanmugam and Tmt. Rajammal endowment cash prize- February 2006 - from The T.N.Dr.M.G.R.Medical University.
  • B.S.M.S: ‘JIVAKA’ award winner-2006- from Himalaya herbal health care for final year topper in B.S.M.S.
  • M.D (Siddha): First rank awarded by The T.N.Dr.M.G.R.Medical University for obtaining University first rank in M.D(Siddha) final year in the paper “Varmam enbumurivu matrum thokkanam”.