This is being regarded as a far-reaching development capable of changing general perceptions on Adivasi medicine in the present globalisation era. The anti-diabetic preparation is being dispensed by Mr. Eashwaran Kani Vaidyar, a tribal healer of Elanchiyam, near Palode, in Thiruvananthapuram district.


The traditional anti-diabetic medicine used for generations by the Kaani Tribals in South Kerala is going to create history of sorts as the national patent office in New Delhi is going to formally grant it India's first patent for a tribal medicine.