Table 5. Local and regional trade routes for C. strictum resin in Tamil Nadu and Kerala states.

State Legality Use by collector communities Local Trade Regional Trade
Local buyers Use Trade route Location of markets Uses
Tamil Nadu Not Permitted Prayer rituals, medicine Bagada villages Prayer rituals Sale through contractors to buyers in South Tamil Nadu

South Tamil Nadu
and Kerala

Incense industry Paint and varnish industry, matchstick industry

Kerala Permitted Prayer rituals, medicine Local people Prayer incense and house fumigation (to kill mosquitoes) Auctioned through the MFP Federation sale mostly to buyers from Tamil Nadu