Traditional food habits of moodubidire range-health perspectives
Soumya Saraswathi M, Subrahmanya Padyana
The traditional system of food and medicine are very effective to maintain healthy life and also to cure many ailments. People of rural area are still following the traditional systems. It helps to maintain the healthy status of the body and mind. Finding the health benefits of traditional food habits and new medical claims of the plants helps us to give broad choice for the Ayurvedic physicians to select the herbs in the day to day life of the mankind. Considering these factors, a survey of folklore food habits and medicines of Moodubidire range of Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka State was carried out. Twenty-six villages in and around Moodubidire were identified and planned for the present study. Principal investigator, Co-Principal investigator, Technical assistant and local members visited each village in regular intervals to gather information regarding folklore food and medicines. A detailed proforma was prepared to document folklore food habits and medicine of the study area.