Consensus of the Malasars traditional aboriginal knowledge of medicinal plants in the Velliangiri holy hills, India
Ragupathy,S.; Steven,N.G.; MurugesanMaruthakkutti; BalasubramaniamVelusamy; Ul-Huda,M.M.
Journal Of Ethnobiology And Ethnomedicine: 8, (27 Ch)
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.