Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)
Ethanobotany of medicinal herbs in indigenous folklore of siruvani region of Tamil Nadu
Author(s): D Udhaya Nandhini, B Sakthinathan and S Kumaresan
Abstract: The gorgeous foot hills of Western Ghats is bestowed with various medicinal plants that has been used drastically in health care measures. To exploit the full latent awareness of medicinal plants, the present investigation was carried out to find out the ethno medicinal uses of various herbs in Siruvani region of Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu. Traditional healers were interviewed with standardized questioners with a purpose to obtain data on medicinal herbs traditionally used for the management of various illness. Most of the plant species are used to cure common diseases like stomach pain, head ache, skin diseases, fever and ulcer etc., Usage practices of these medicinal herbs have been reported here. The investigation documented 21 plant species belonging to 16 families are commonly used in the treatment of different diseases. The collected medicinal plants have been arranged alphabetically according to botanical name, followed by common name, vernacular name, family along with organs used.
How to cite this article:
D Udhaya Nandhini, B Sakthinathan and S Kumaresan. Ethanobotany of medicinal herbs in indigenous folklore of siruvani region of Tamil Nadu. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(5): 2078-2081.