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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-8

Hepatoprotective plants used by the tribals of Wynadu, Malappuram and Palghat districts of Kerala, India

1 Rajiv Gandhi centre of Biotechnology, Jagathy, Trivandrum, India
2 National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow 222 001, India

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An intensive survey was carried out in Wynadu, Palghat and malappuram districts of Kerala to identify plants used by the tribals were identified in the survey. A brief account of 15 plant species used as single plant remedy for alleviating liver ailments by the tribals is given in this report. This ethnomedical information can lead the development of useful drugs against liver diseases.

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