Consensus of the 'Malasars' traditional aboriginal knowledge of medicinal plants in the Velliangiri holy hills, India

@article{Ragupathy2008ConsensusOT,
  title={Consensus of the 'Malasars' traditional aboriginal knowledge of medicinal plants in the Velliangiri holy hills, India},
  author={Subramanyam Ragupathy and Newmaster G Steven and Murugesan Maruthakkutti and Balasubramaniam Velusamy and Muneer M Ul-Huda},
  journal={Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={4},
  pages={8 - 8}
}
There are many vanishing cultures that possess a wealth of knowledge on the medicinal utility of plants. The Malasars of Dravidian Tamils are an indigenous society occupying the forests of the Western Ghats, South India. They are known to be exceptional healers and keepers of traditional aboriginal knowledge (TAK) of the flora in the Velliangiri holy hills. In fact, their expertise is well known throughout India as evidenced by the thousands of pilgrims that go to the Velliangiri holy hills for… CONTINUE READING

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