The work "Theriyar Kudineer" consists of 100 stanzas and describes some very simple preparations used as effective remedies in the clinical conditions like constipation, cough, diarrhoea, fever, gastro-intestinal disorders, giddiness, hernia, hydrocele, hiccough, obesity, respiratory disorders, retention of urine, diabetes, vomiting, unconciousness etc. There are different varieties of "Kudineergal" which have been classified broadly under 6 heads in this book though their actual number in the original text is much higher.
This book is written in simple language which can be easily followed by a layman. The diseases are properly classified alongwith simple decoctions recommended for their treatment. The drugs and medicinal plants enumerated in these recipes are readily available in kitchen cupboard or can also be procured from raw drug stores. The equivalent botanical names of the plants and parts of the plants are also given side by side with the local names so that they can be correctly and easily identified.