Ethnobotanical survey of folk plants for the treatment of Snakebites in Tiruchrapalli district of Tamil Nadu, South India

  • P. Durairaj PG & Researh Dept of Botany, Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, South India
  • M. Kamaraj PG & Researh Dept of Botany, Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, South India
  • S. Senthil kumar Dept. of Botany, Vivekanandha College of Arts & Science for Women, Namakkal, Tamilnadu, South India

Abstract

An ethnobotanical survey was carried out between January 2009 and January 2010 in surveys was conducted in indigenous groups in Tiruchirappalli District Tamilnadu, India, using a questionnaire. The herbal practitioners in the study area were interviewed, and information on medicinal plants was collected from the traditional healers called “Nattu Vaithyer”. This survey covers 54 medicinal plants belonging to 38 families that are used for the treatment of snakebite in a traditional way.

Keywords: Snakebite, Medicinal plants, indigenous groups, Traditional uses

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2012-01-25
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P. Durairaj, M. Kamaraj, & S. Senthil kumar. (2012). Ethnobotanical survey of folk plants for the treatment of Snakebites in Tiruchrapalli district of Tamil Nadu, South India. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 3(1), 72-78. Retrieved from https://pharmascope.org/index.php/ijrps/article/view/999
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