ETHNOMEDICINAL STUDY OF PLANTS USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIABETETES AND ANTIDOTE FOR POISONOUS BITE BY MALAYALI TRIBES OF YERCAUD HILLS, SOUTHERN EASTERN GHATS, SALEM DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU

  • R. REKKA*, S.MURUGESH** AND R. PRABAKARAN* R. REKKA*, S.MURUGESH** AND R. PRABAKARAN* *PG AND RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, VIVEKANANDHA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE FOR WOMEN (AUTONOMOUS), ELAYAMPALAYAM, TIRUCHENGODE, NAMAKKAL(DT). ** DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, PERIYAR UNIVERSITY, PERIYAR PALKALAI NAGAR, SALEM. Corresponding author’s e-mail: rekha87raja@gmail.com

Abstract

An ethnomedicinal plants survey was carried out to collect the information about the medicinal plants found in Yercaud hills and   used by the native Malayali tribes of South Eastern Ghats of India. 59 plant species belongs to 53 genera and 41 families, which are used in traditional healthcare system of Diabetes and Poisonous bites, are described under this study. These studies also attempted to find out the medicines prepared out of these medicinal plants, form of medicine and their corresponding diseases.  In this report the information obtained from the tribals was compared already existing literatures of ethno medicinal studies in India. The identified medicinal plants were mostly used to cure the Diabetes and Antidote for Poisonous bite. Following these medicinal plants used by the tribals to arranged numerically and followed by their plants vernacular names, parts of used, mode of preparation and their corresponding diseases of Diabetes and Antidote for Poisonous bite.

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Published
2014-03-01
How to Cite
R. PRABAKARAN*, R. REKKA*, S.MURUGESH** AND. ETHNOMEDICINAL STUDY OF PLANTS USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIABETETES AND ANTIDOTE FOR POISONOUS BITE BY MALAYALI TRIBES OF YERCAUD HILLS, SOUTHERN EASTERN GHATS, SALEM DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 49, mar. 2014. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/54>. Date accessed: 21 aug. 2017.