Ethnomedicinal plants to cure skin diseases, poison bites, wounds and rheumatism: Traditional knowledge of Kani tribals in the Tirunelveli hills (Kanyakumari) – Tamil Nadu

West Ghats near Kanyakumari in the Tamil Nadu – Kerala border region
Photo © Davidson Sargunam >>

J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Nov 14;102 (2):246-55 16054791  Rec:1 Cit:8 Traditional knowledge of Kani tribals in Kouthalai of Tirunelveli hills, Tamil Nadu, India.[My paper] M Ayyanar, S Ignacimuthu Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai 600034, India.

An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among the ethnic groups (Kani/Kanikaran) in Southern Western Ghats of India. Traditional uses of 54 plant species belonging to 26 families are described under this study.

In this communication, the information got from the tribals were compared with the already existing literature on ethnobotany of India. The documented ethnomedicinal plants were mostly used to cure skin diseases, poison bites, wounds and rheumatism.

The medicinal plants used by kanis are arranged alphabetically followed by family name, local name, major chemical constituents, parts used, mode of preparation and medicinal uses.

Keywords: tribal; india; tamil; tamil nadu; nadu; traditional knowledge; nadu india; plant; hill; traditional; medicinal; bite wound; ghat; western ghat; ethnobotany;

Source: Traditional knowledge of Kani tribals in Kouthalai of Tirunelveli hills, Tamil Nadu, India.
Address : https://lib.bioinfo.pl/pmid:16054791
Date Visited: Sat Jul 16 2011 20:32:25 GMT+0200 (CEST)

[Bold typeface added above for emphasis]

For a list of websites included in a single search, see below. To find publishing details for Shodhganga’s PhD search results, click here. To search Indian magazines, web portals and other sources safely, click here >>

Technical support | No Google Custom Search window or media contents visible on this page? Then try these steps: (1) switch from “Reader” to regular viewing; (2) in your browser’s Security settings select “Enable JavaScript”; (3) check Google support for browsers and devices. More tips >>

List of websites covered by this Google custom search engine

  1. Academia.edu (platform for academics to share research papers) – www.academia.edu
  2. Archive.org – https://archive.org
  3. Asia Society – https://asiasociety.org
  4. Down To Earth (India) – www.downtoearth.org.in
  5. Harnessing Nature (IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management South Asia Regional Network) – https://harnessingnatureblog.wordpress.com
  6. International Institute for Asian Studies – www.iias.nl
  7. M S Swaminathan Research Foundation – www.mssrf.org
  8. Navdanya (protecting India’s biodiversity based food heritage) – https://navdanya.org
  9. Third World Network (Penang, Malaysia) – https://twn.my
  10. The Shola Trust (nature conservation in the Nilgiri region) – www.thesholatrust.org

Find a Tribal Research Institute (TRI) in India >>
(up-to-date list on the TRI Portal of the  Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India)

Related posts

Tips for using interactive maps

  1. Toggle to normal view (from reader view) should the interactive map not be displayed by your tablet, smartphone or pc browser
  2. for more details (some with hyperlinks), click on the map button seen on the left top
  3. scroll and click on one of the markers for information of special interest
  4. explore India’s tribal cultural heritage with the help of another interactive map >>

About website administrator

Secretary of the foundation
This entry was posted in Anthropology, Customs, Ethnobotany, Figures, census and other statistics, Health and nutrition, Literature and bibliographies, Names and communities, Quotes, Western Ghats - tribal heritage & ecology and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.