Research Article | Volume: 4, Issue: 2, February, 2014

Ethnomedicines used by Kaniyakaran tribes in Kaniyakumari district-Southern Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India

R. Pushpakarani and S. Natarajan   

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Published:  Feb 27, 2014

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2014.40209
Abstract

A survey was carried out among the Kani tribals in Kaniyakumari district- Southern Western Ghats, of Tamil Nadu, India. Traditional uses of 62 plant species belonging to 34 families are described under this study. In this communication, the informations got from the rural inhabitant were compared with the already existing literature. The medicinal plants were mostly used to cure asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, skin and sex related diseases. The medicinal plants used by people are arranged alphabetically followed by Botanical name, family, Voucher specimen number, Local name, Part used, mode of preparation.


Keyword:     Ethnomedicines Kani tribals Medicinal plants Southern western Ghats.


Citation:

R. Pushpakarani and S. Nadarajan. Ethnomedicines used by Kaniyakaran tribes in Kaniyakumari district- Southern Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India. J App Pharm Sci, 2014; 4 (02): 056- 060.

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