The mattumaruntukkataikkal are shops where medicinal plants and different ingredients to
prepare medicines, such as bezoard, are sold. Some shop owners are also exporters of plants.
For each of their medicinal preparations, traditional practitioners present the list of ingredients to the shop assistant. According to the required quantity, ingredients are either mixed or sold separately.
For many siddha traditional practitioners, medicines are fundamental. This crucial place is particularly visible on the first photography, as the place where the traditional practitioner receives his patients is looked like more a pharmacy than a consultation room.
Storage of raw material in a siddha college
Comparatively to ayurveda, the manufactures of siddha medicine are not numerous, but some are developing well and are capable of exporting.