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Traditional Medicinal Practices Of Tribal Community In Thiruvannamalai Distract, Tamil Nadu

Author(s): V.T. Kumar and C. Venkatesan

Journal: Review of Research
ISSN 2249-894X

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 194;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Traditional medicine | Tribal communities | Medicinal Plants.

In India medicinal plants are valued for cultural reasons, man-monetary utilterian purposes, (food and medicines), industrial demand and as a subset of national bio diversity wealth most people especially in rural areas depend on traditional medicines to treat many diseases. Tribal communities are mainly the forest dwellers and they acquired rich knowledge on the uses of various plant species and forest products over the centuries, moreover the majority of the tribal people are engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry, hunting, fishing technology and related activities and they often exposed to various dermatological infections such as wounds, microbial, infections, swellings, burns, from cooking and sleeping near files, scorpion, snake and insect bites an the forest lend.Therefore a need was fell to document in dept information on traditional uses of plants. The medicinal plants Board has formulated some schemes for finding the projects related to development, creating awareness about the therapeutic uses of plants, markings, and cultivation of some selected medicinal plants having assured market. The operation al guidelines for funding the project proposals for many activities have been formulated by the board.
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