Vol. 4 No. S-12 (2022): Volume 4, Issue S-12, Year 2022

Folk Medicine and Practical Life

Chitra V
Department of Tamil, RVS College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore-641402, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2022-09-20


  • Folk Medicine,
  • Tribes,
  • Ayurvedic Medicine,
  • Oldest Medicine

How to Cite

V, C. (2022). Folk Medicine and Practical Life. International Research Journal of Tamil, 4(S-12), 44-47. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt224s127

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Every human society has its own medical system. It can be called a social institution. Disease and medicine are inseparable in the history of human culture. Folk medicine is the medical method practiced by the local people. These are called "hand remedies," "folk remedies," "grandmother's remedies," "herbal medicine," "home remedies," hereditary remedies, pachilai remedies (Medicament with leaves), naturopathy, etc., The Ayurvedic system of medicine is one of the oldest systems of medicine. Folk medicine was practiced in the Vedic period itself. There has been no extensive study of folk medicine in India. Western anthropologists have written some notes on folk medicine by studying the tribes. This system of medicine is intertwined with the culture, customs, and social structure of the rural population. They also adopt modern systems of medicine according to their beliefs. Folk medicine is widely used by the tribal people.


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