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Table 7 Frequency of URs for illness categories treated with plant and animal medicinal food taxa on the basis of humors

From: A study on food-medicine continuum among the non-institutionally trained siddha practitioners of Tiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu, India

Illness categories Plant food taxa Animal food taxa
Hot Cold Unspecified Hot Cold Unspecified
Analgesics 72.22 27.78 25 25 50
Anabolic 9.09 90.90
Blood ailments 24.13 68.97 6.90 50 50
Bone fracture 50 50 100
Coolants 11.11 88.89 33.33 66.66
Dermatological ailments 20 80
Diabetes 22.86 71.42 5.72
Eye ailments 33.33 66.67 33.33 33.33 33.33
Fatigue 14.28 78.58 7.14 57.14 42.85
Fever 50 50 83.33 16.66
Gastrointestinal ailments 35.56 62.22 2.22 100
Gynecological ailments 40 60 42.10 15.78 42.10
Headache 0 100
Heart ailments 52.35 42.65 5.00 0 0 100
Hemorrhoids 60 40
Hypertension 0 92.30 7.70 0 0 100
Hypotension 25 50 25
Hypothyroidism 33.33 66.67 100 0 0
Jaundice 0 100
Kapha ailments 59.37 40.63 36.66 6.66 56.66
Liver ailments 50 50
Male reproductive ailments 39.28 50 10.72 0 36.36 63.63
Neural ailments 50 50
Obesity 50 50 0 0 100
Psychological ailments 25 75 50 50 0
Urinary ailments 16.66 83.33 0 33.33 66.66
Vadha ailments 36.37 63.63 9.09 9.09 81.81
Weakness 22.85 71.42 5.73
  1. No UR and frequency was not calculated