Utilization of termite, Odontotermes formosanus by tribes of South India in medicine and food

Termites form an important part of the diet of human beings around the world including India. Many South Indian tribes including 'Kannikaran', 'Paniyan', 'Palliyan', 'Sholaga', 'Irular' and 'Kota' have been using the termite Odontermes formosanus Shiraki for the treatment of ashtma.