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Title: Ethnomedcinal survey of malayali tribes in kolli hills of eastern ghats of Tamil Nadu, India
Authors: Francis, Xavier T
Freeda, Rose A
Dhivyaa, M
Keywords: Ethnobotany
Skin diseases
Malayali tribes
Conservation
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC CodeInt.Cl.8: A01D 6/00
Abstract: An Ethnobotanical survey was undertaken to collect information from tribal people of Kolli hills of Eastern Ghats, South India. The traditional knowledge of local tribal people on medicinal plants was collected through questionnaires and personal interview during field trips. The present study reveals that the Malayali people in Kolli hills used 50 plants species distributed in 45 genera belonging to 33 families to treat various diseases. The documented medicinal plants mostly used to cure skin diseases. In the present study, Solanaceae and Lamiaceae are most dominant families were used for the various ailments. Documentation of traditional knowledge on the Ethnomedicinal uses of these plants is essential for conservation efforts for the plants resources and new drug development.
Page(s): 559-562
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.10(3) [July 2011]

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