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Malaysia’s oldest woman still giving advice on herbs, longevity

BUTTERWORTH: March 31, this year marks Annamah Abukutty’s 110th birthday, yet her age has not stopped her from contributing to society.

Born and raised in Thachambadi, India, Annamah brought along her knowledge and wealth of experience in Indian traditional herbs when she migrated to then Malaya before the start of World War II.

Annamah currently resides in Batu Gajah, Perak with some of her descendants, comprising four children, 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Her son M Subramanian, 73, said that despite her age and disability, villagers around her residence and patients have been visiting her to seek health advice and her wisdom in longevity.

Apart from herbal medicine, he said people used to seek her services in midwifery, reflexology and tattooing.

Read more at Free Malaysia Today.