Documentation and quantitative analysis of the local knowledge on medicinal plants among traditional Siddha healers in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, India.

@article{Mutheeswaran2011DocumentationAQ,
  title={Documentation and quantitative analysis of the local knowledge on medicinal plants among traditional Siddha healers in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, India.},
  author={S Mutheeswaran and Perumal Pandikumar and Muthiah Chellappandian and S Ignacimuthu},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={137 1},
  pages={523-33}
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE India has a population with high degree of medical pluralism. Siddha system of Indian traditional medicine is practiced dominantly by the people in Tamil Nadu. The traditionally trained Siddha healers still play an important role in the rural health care. Their knowledge is comparatively more vulnerable than the documented traditional knowledge. Thus, the present study was aimed to document and quantitatively analyze the local knowledge of the traditional Siddha… CONTINUE READING
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