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Ethnobotanical Survey of Herbal Plants at Kalvarayan hills of Tamil Nadu, India

N.P.M. Mohamed Tariq, V. Balamurugan, A. Sabaridasan, S. Saravanan


Ethnobotanical inspection was conducted on the Kalvarayan hills in the Vilupuram district, Tamil Nadu, India. The principle of this research is to collect data on medicinal plants available in the Kalvarai hills to preserve its rich biological resources through registries, as there is little information about the existence of medicinal plants in this region. This survey was conducted on the basis of semi-structured interviews, field visits and joint observations. A total of 20 medicinal plants were found and confirmed in the Herbarium of the University of Madras in Chennai. Plant species belonging to various families, such as Lilaceae, Solanaceae, Euphorbiaceae, followed by Lamiaceae and Apocyanaceae, have been found. These plants have medicinal properties, including anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, antidotes, antibacterial, anthelmintic, antispasmodic, anti-analgesics, healing of epilepsy, diarrhea, weakness, etc. This may be due to the growth of parthenic herbicide species. The presence of this herbicide led to a decrease in some medicinal plants in this area. Further research is needed to the hills slowly declining biological resources in this region.


Keywords: Ethnobotanical, medicinal plants, bioresources

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Mohamed Tariq NPM, Balamurugan V, Sabaridasan A, et al. Ethnobotanical Survey of Herbal Plants at Kalvarayan Hills of Tamil Nadu, India. Research and Reviews: Journal of Herbal Science. 2018; 7(2): 25–29p


Ethno botanical; medicinal plants; bioresources

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