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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2018, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 179) Last page : ( 182)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2018.00028.6

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

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 E-mail: yobotnet@gmail.com

Online published on 7 July, 2018.

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.

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Keywords

Sholagas, Kathri hills, Ethnobotany, Western ghats, Karayan.

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