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Title: Medicinal plants used by Paliyan tribes of Sirumalai hills of southern India
Authors: Karuppusamy, S
Keywords: Ethnobotany
Sirumalai hills
Paliyan tribes
Medicinal plants
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.8 — A61K 36/00
Abstract: An ethnobotanical survey was carried out to collect information on the use of medicinal plants by Paliyan tribes in Sirumalai hills of Eastern Ghats. About 90 medicinal plants are used in17 various health problems; highest being for wound healing (12%). The majority of the remedies are prepared from freshly collected plant parts especially leaves from single species only. The treatment mode is usually oral, but some pastes using ingredients such as honey, common salt and milk are also applied.
Page(s): 436-442
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Source:NPR Vol.6(5) [September-October 2007]

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