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A SURVEY OF MEDICINALLY IMPORTANT PLANTS IN AROUND SRIVILLIPUTTUR TALUK, VIRUDHUNAGAR DISTRICT, TAMILNADU

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Author(s): Pandiarajan G

Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Development
ISSN 0974-9446

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 77;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Ethno medicine | Medicinal Plants | Traditional Knowledge | Western Ghats

ABSTRACT
The Survey was carried out in the remote villages in and around in the Western Ghats of Srivilliputtur Taluk, Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu. Most of the Plants are traditionally used by the people for their day to day life. There are 44 plant species belonging to from 22 families of medicinally important plants were identified and their uses are described. Among the species, Ennichostemma littorale, Achyranthus aspera,, Ficus bengalensis, Leucus aspera, Ocimum sanctum, Phyllantus amarus, Ricinus communis, Adothoda vasica, Morinda tinctoria, Cactus indicus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Tamarindus indica, Azadirachta indica, Borassus flabellifer, Vitex negundo, Citulles colosynthase, Lawsonia inermis, Cassia auriculata, are used in their daily life. While Emblica officinalis, Cucumis sativus, Lawsonia inermis, Azadirechta indica,Nerium indicam, Adothoda vasica, Tamarindus indica, Moringa oleifera, Ricinus communis are commonly cultivated by these people.
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