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Title: Medicinal plants used by the tribals of Tirunelveli hills, Tamil Nadu to treat poisonous bites and skin diseases
Authors: Ayyanar, M
Ignacimuthu, S
Keywords: Kani tribes
Ethnobotany
Ethnomedicine
Tirunelveli hills
Poisonous bites
Skin diseases
Issue Date: Jul-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code Int. Cl.7: A61K35/78; A61P17/00; A61P17/02; A61P29/00; A61P31/00; A61P39/02
Abstract:  An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among the ethnic groups (Kani or Kanikaran) in southern western Ghats of India. Traditional uses of 28 plant species belonging to 21 families are described under this study. These tribals are using 14 plants to cure skin diseases and 15 plants to treat poisonous bites. The medicinal plants used by Kani tribes are arranged alphabetically followed by family name, local name, parts used, mode of preparation and medicinal uses.
Page(s): 229-236
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.04(3) [July 2005]

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