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Title: Weeds of Kanyakumari district and their value in rural life
Authors: Jeeva, S
Kiruba, S
Mishra, BP
Venugopal, N
Dhas, SSM
Regini, GS
Kingston, C
Kavitha, A
Sukumaran, S
Raj, ADS
Laloo, RC
Keywords: Indigenous people
Kanyakumari
Medicinal plants
Traditional medicine
Weeds
Western Ghats
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/00, A61P1/08, A61P1/10, A61P1/16, A61P9/14, A61P11/00, A61P11/14, A61P13/00, A61P13/02, A61P15/00, A61P17/00, A61P17/02, A61P17/14, A61P19/00, A61P19/02, A61P29/00, A61P31/00, A61P31/02, A61P39/02
Abstract: The paper deals with enumeration of medicinally important weeds frequently used by local communities of Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. A total of 93 medicinal weedy species from 85 genera used in traditional medicines were identified. Majority of species are used for curing skin diseases, fever, cold and cough, etc. Of 42 families, 20 families were monospecific. Plants of family Fabaceae was largely represented (7 species) family followed by Asteraceae, Lamiaceae and Euphorbiaceae.
Page(s): 501-509
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.05(4) [October 2006]

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