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Table 1 Irulas ailments grouped by illness category

From: Valorizing the 'Irulas' traditional knowledge of medicinal plants in the Kodiakkarai Reserve Forest, India

Illness Category Biomedical/English Term Irulas Term
Dermatological Skin disease Thol viyathi
  Skin appearance Palapalappu
Diabetes Diabetes Chakari noie
Fever Fever Kaichal
Gastrointestinal Diarrhoea Vaitru po'kku
  Purgative Vaitru po'kku
  Intestinal worms Vaitru poochi
General health Complementary food Siru ounavu
  Antidotes Visha murichi
  Anti mosquito Nochi vadai
  General medicine Podhu maruthuvam
  Cold Shzali
  Antibiotic Ethir nachu
  Lethargy Kayakalpa
  Appetite Pasi edupu
  Hypothermia Soodu thanippu
  Blood Flow Ratha o'ttam
Hydrocele Hydrocele Virai veengi
Infection Wounds Kayam
Jaundice Jaundice Manjal kamalai
Leprosy Leprosy Thozhu noie
Pain Headache Thalai vali
  Eye pain Kan vali
  Earache Kadhu vali
  Toothache Pal vali
  Pregnancy pain Prasava vali
  Body ache Udambu vali
  Rheumatism Moottu vadham
Respiratory Asthma Izhuppu
  Cough Irummal
Spiritual Wellness