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Title: Ethno-medico-botanical survey in the Malligainatham village, Kandarvakottai Taluk, Pudukottai district, Tamil Nadu
Authors: Natarajan, D
Balaguru, B
Nagamurugan, N
Soosairaj, S
Natarajan, E
Keywords: Ethnomedicine;Medicinal plants;Tamil Nadu
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P1/04, A61P1/08, A61P1/10, A61P1/14, A61P5/00, A61P9/14, A61P11/00, A61P35/00, A61P39/02
Abstract: The knowledge and usage of herbal medicine for the treatment of various ailments among the rural peoples is still a major part of their life and culture in Malligainatham village, Kandarvakottai taluk, Pudukottai district, Tamil Nadu. About 60 plant species were traditionally used against various diseases in human beings. The collected data showed majority of the remedies are taken orally. Most of the reported preparations are drawn from single plant and rare in mixture of plants. Generally, the people of the study area still have a strong belief in the efficacy and success of herbal medicine. The use of selected medicinal plants by the rural/local people is expected to open new avenues to scrutinize such a rich natural resource for further analysis in order to develop the potential of herbal medicine.
Page(s): 768-774
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.09(4) [October 2010]

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