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Volume No. :   10

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Ethnobotany of Sholaga tribes of Kathri hills, Chennampatti Range, Western Ghats, India



Address:   Yogeshwari C1*, Kumudha P2
1Research Scholar, PG and Research Department of Botany, Vellalar College for Women (Autonomous), Thindal, Erode – 638012, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Associate Professor, PG and Research Department of Botany, Vellalar College for Women (Autonomous), Thindal, Erode – 638012, Tamil Nadu, India.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0975-4385.2018.00028.6

ABSTRACT:
The present study was aimed at documenting the wild medicinal plants used by the sholaga tribes of Kathri hills in their traditional healthcare system. The study resulted in the enumeration of 31 plant species belonging to 20 families and 29 genera treating 14 different types of ailments. More number of plants were enumerated for treating poisonous bites followed by skin diseases and wound healing. Most of the plants used were herbs and the herbal remedies were usually prepared from leaves. The study revealed that the sholagas possess rich wealth of medicinal knowledge and would provide ideas for further phytochemical research.
KEYWORDS:
Sholagas, Kathri hills, Ethnobotany, Western ghats, Karayan.
Cite:
Yogeshwari C, Kumudha P. Ethnobotany of Sholaga tribes of Kathri hills, Chennampatti Range, Western Ghats, India. Res. J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochem. 2018; 10(2): 179-182.
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