• Herbal Knowledge of Kerala

    Herbal Knowledge of Kerala

    In Kerala, awareness of the medical use of plants probably existed since early days of history. The use of iron and the instruments spread in Kerala probably by 5th century B.C. This led to the agrarian trait of the society. The different ‘thinas’ referred to in ancient Tamil literature like pathittupathau, puranaanooru and akanaanooru existed in Kerala also1 which point to the beginnings of agrarian culture.

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