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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-27

Folk herbal medicine : A survey on the Paniya tribes of Mundakunnu village of the Nilgiri hills, South India

Tribal Research Centre, Tamil University, Thanjavur - 613 005, Tamil Nadu, India

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P N Arul Manikandan
Tribal Research Centre, Tamil University, Thanjavur - 613 005, Tamil Nadu
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The present paper represents the results of an ethnobotanical survey conducted in Mundakunnu village of Gudalur taluk, Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu, India. It has been observed that the plant species are used to various ailments of analgesic, antidiarrhoeal, piles, antidiabetic, gynecological problems, vermifuge, antidandruff, venereal diseases, bone fracture and as vegetables. A total of 52 plants species belonging to 51 genera (33 dicot & 6 monocot) have been discussed.

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