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Title: Ethnomedicinal knowledge among Malamalasar tribe of Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, Kerala
Authors: Yesodharan, K
Sujana, KA
Keywords: Ethnobotany
Malamalasar
Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary
Tribal medicine
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: A61K36/00, A61P1/00, A61P1/02, A61P1/08, A61P1/10, A61P1/12, A61P1/14, A61P1/16, A61P11/00, A61P11/10, A61P13/00, A61P13/02, A61P17/00, A61P17/14, A61P19/00, A61P19/02, A61P27/02, A61P29/00, A61P31/02, A61P39/02
Abstract: The paper examines traditional uses of some plants used by the Malamalasar tribe of Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary in Palakkad district of Kerala state. Forests have provided tribals with enough material for use in the traditional medicine. During the survey of the tribal colonies, data on 80 medicinal plants used to cure common ailments were collected. From 80 selected medicinal plants, 10 species were found to be used for cuts & wound healing, 4 species for cough & cold, 4 species for treating snakebite, 4 species for headache, 4 species to control dysentery, 3 species for jaundice, etc. Details of the study have been enumerated.
Page(s): 481-485
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.06(3) [July 2007]

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