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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)
Socio-economic profile and knowledge level of medicinal plant growers
Author(s): Dinesh Kumar S and R Jeya
Abstract: Medicinal plants are the important sources of medicine from the dawn of human civilization. Plants have formed the basis of sophisticated traditional medicine systems that have been in existence for thousands of years and continue to provide mankind with new remedies. These remedies are in sync with nature which is the biggest advantage. The demand for medicinal plants to meet domestic and export market is increasing every year. The cultivation of medicinal plant is highly depends on the socio-economic profiles and knowledge level of medicinal plant growers. The study was taken up in Thiruvannamalai District of Tamil Nadu. 120 respondents who cultivated both coleus and aonla were selected from eight villages of Chengam block. The data were collected by personally interviewing the respondents and analyzed statistically. The results of the study depicted that majority of the Coleus (50.83 per cent) and Aonla (57.83 per cent) growers had medium level of knowledge on recommended cultivation practices. The profile characteristics such as educational status, experience in medicinal plant cultivation, extension agency contact, scientific orientation, risk orientation and credit orientation were formed to be significant relationship with knowledge level of medicinal plant growers.
How to cite this article:
Dinesh Kumar S and R Jeya. Socio-economic profile and knowledge level of medicinal plant growers. 2019; 8(2S): 07-09.