Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Review on pharmacological actions of medicinal plants used in ethnoveterinary practices in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu
Author(s): Yogeswari R, Arivuchelvan A, Murugesan S, Balasubramaniam GA, Selvaraj P, Punniyamurthy N, Raja A and Vikrama Chakravarthi P
Abstract: Ethnoveterinary medicine has been very crucial for the animal healthcare of most developing countries, but it has not yet been well documented. The aim of the study is to document the ethnoveterinary practices followed in Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu, India and to review the scientific background of the ethnoveterinary recipe used for treating animals based on the existing literatures. The ethnoveterinary practices were documented from traditional ethnoveterinary practitioners through a questionnaire and its scientific background was reviewed through the existing literatures. Ethnoveterinary recipe for animal conditions like poisonous bite, reduced milk secretion, downer cow, Foot and Mouth disease, anorexia and decreased weight gain due to intestinal parasitism, dystocia, infertility, upper respiratory tract infections, ephemeral fever and habitual abortion were recorded. A total of 16 recipes were documented. By reviewing the literatures, it was found that the herbs used were having various pharmacological properties like antibacterial, antifungal, anthelmentic, immunostimulant, wound healing, anti-inflammatory, analgesic etc., which scientifically supports the use of these herbs for the treatment of various animal ailments.
How to cite this article:
Yogeswari R, Arivuchelvan A, Murugesan S, Balasubramaniam GA, Selvaraj P, Punniyamurthy N, Raja A and Vikrama Chakravarthi P. Review on pharmacological actions of medicinal plants used in ethnoveterinary practices in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(6): 1722-1729.