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Title: Traditional medicinal plant wealth of Pachalur and Periyur hamlets Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu
Authors: Samuel, J Karunyal
Andrews, B
Keywords: Ethnomedicine
Medicinal plants
Traditional knowledge
Tamil Nadu
Paliyans
Pulayans Doobies
Parayars
Asariars
Mannadiars
Sakiliyars
Chettiars
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.7: A61K35/78, A61P1/04, A61P1/06, A61P1/10, A61P1/16, A61P9/14, A61P11/00, A61P11/06, A61P15/00, A61P27/16, A61P29/00, A61P35/00, A61P39/02
Abstract: Traditional medicinal practices by the tribal communities living in various hamlets of Pachalur and Periyur were documented by Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) exercise and interview schedules. A collection of 82 medicinal plant species belonging to 44 families, used to treat 44 human ailments are described. The communities inhabiting the study area include Paliyans, Pulayans Doobies, Parayars, Asariars, Mannadiars, Sakiliyars and Chettiars.
Page(s): 264-270
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.09(2) [April 2010]

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