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Title: Medicinal plants of sacred groves in Kanyakumari district Southern Western Ghats
Authors: Sukumaran, S
Raj, A D S
Keywords: Ethnomedicine
Biodiversity
Folk medicine
Indigenous knowledge
Kanyakumari
Medicinal plants
Sacred groves
Western Ghats
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.7: A61K35/78, A61P1/02, A61P1/04, A61P1/10, A61P1/14, A61P1/16, A61P9/14, A61P11/00, A61P15/00, A61P31/00, A61P39/02
Abstract: An attempt has been made to identify folklore medicinally important plants frequently used by rural communities of sacred groves and it environs of Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. A total of 34 medicinal plants from 33 genera under 29 families were enumerated. Most of the plants are used for curing earache, skin diseases, fever, cold, headache, cough, urinary disorder, ulcer, etc. Of 29 families, 26 families were nonspecific. Plants of Rutaceae was largely represented (4 species), followed by Euphorbiaceae and Sapindaceae.
Page(s): 294-299
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.09(2) [April 2010]

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