Revival of interest in traditional folk medicine: Medicinal plants reported with the help of the Paliyar community (Theni district) – Tamil Nadu

Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Paliyar tribals in Theni district of Tamil Nadu, India.
[My paper] S Ignacimuthu, M Ayyanar, K Sankarasivaraman
Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai-600 034, Tamil Nadu, India.
 
An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among the Paliyar tribals in various tribal villages of Theni district, Tamil Nadu, India during December 2004 to January 2006. A total of 101 species of ethnomedicinal plants belonging to 90 genera and 48 families were reported with the help of standardized questionnaires among 15 tribal informants between the ages of 26 to 82. The study shows a high degree of ethnobotanical novelty and the use of plants among the Paliyars reflects the revival of interest in traditional folk medicine.
 
Keywords: tribal; ethnobotanical; tamil; tamil nadu; nadu; nadu india; plant; india; district; medicinal plant; medicinal; ethnobotanical survey; traditional folk; village; novelty;

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