Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3778

Full Length Research Paper

Observations on some ethnomedicinal plants in Sathyamangalam forests of Erode district, Tamil Nadu, India

A. Poongodi, S. Thilagavathi, V. Aravindhan and A. Rajendran*
Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore - 641 046, Tamil Nadu, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 21 April 2011
  •  Published: 23 September 2011

Abstract

The present paper accentuate the valuable ethnomedicinal data of 65 plant species used by the tribes ‘Irulas and Soligas’ along with botanical name, vernacular name, family, part (s) used, mode of administration and diseases. Modern pharmaceutical industry requires such plants as human healthcare is gaining momentum day by day but the folk claims need to be cross-checked by carrying out detailed pharmacological studies.

 

Key words: Traditional knowledge, folk remedies, Irulas and Soligas, Tamil Nadu.