Table 1

51 Malasars ailments grouped by Illness category [84].

Illness category [84]

Biomedical Term

Malasars Term


Dermatological

Blisters

Koppalam

Dandruff

Podugu

Eczema

Akkii

Heel cracks

Padha vedippu

Leucorrhœa

Vellai paduthal

Luecoderma

Ven theymbal

Piles

Moolam

Psoriasis

Sori

Skin allergies

Sirangu

Skin disease

Thol viyathi

Fever

Fever

Kaichal

Gastrointestinal

Diarrhoea

Vaitru po'kku

Dysentery

Seetha baeathi

Dyspesia

Vairty kadupu

Gas trouble

Vaivu

Intestinal worms

Vaitru poochi

Purgative

Vaitru po'kku

Stomach ache

Vaitru vali

Stomach ulcers

Vaitru pun

General health

Antidotes

Visha murichi

Blood circulation

Ratha o'ttam

Blood pressure

Ratha ashutham

Body wash

Udampu podi

Cold

Shzali

Giddiness

Mayakam

Hair dye

Mudi sayiam

Heart disease

Irudhaya no'i

Hallucinogenic

Beedi

Mental disorders

Moolai ko'laru

Night blindness

Kamalai

Paralisis

Vadham

Power of memory

Ganbaga sakthi

Tooth Caries

Pal poochi

Tooth cavities

Pal sothai

Vitamins

Kayakalpa

Infections

Antiseptic

Ethir nachu

Wounds

Kayam

Pain

Body pain

Udambu vali

Ear ache

Kadhu vali

Epilepsy

Kaka valipu

Headache

Thalai vali

Muscular pains

Sathai pidipu

Rheumatic pain

Moottu vadham

Stomach ache

Vaitru vali

Tooth ache

Pal vali

Respiratory

Bronchitis

Ma'r sali

Cough

Irummal

Evil spirit

Repel evil

Peay viratti

Urinary

Diuretic

Neer vadithal

Urinary tracts

Kuzhai adaipu

Jaundice

Jaundice

Manjal kamalai


Ragupathy et al. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:8   doi:10.1186/1746-4269-4-8

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