Rajasthan is the big state of India and 76% population of this state is living in rural areas. The maximum numbers of illiterates are in Rajasthan because the more population is lived in rural areas but the villagers have more knowledge about the traditional medicines and they also give the knowledge about it. Guru-Shishya parampara are followed in the villages.
Gunis in Rajasthan
Gunis do not practice any discrimination on basis of caste, religion, etc. They treat the patients either frees of cost or at very nominal charges. They deem their skill and knowledge as social service and make no efforts to earn profit out of it. Gunis have full information about the name, identity, quantity and quality of medicinal plants and they acquire knowledge only through Guru – Shishya Parampara. Some exceptional Gunis gain expertise after long years of experiments and practice.