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Abstract                 Volume:4  Issue-4  Year-2016          Original Research Articles


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Ethnomedicinal Plants in Karuppanar Sacred Grove of Nakkambadi Village of Ariyalur District, India for Wound Treatment
Revathy*, N. Poorani, A. Panneerselvam and S. Kulothungan
PG and Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous), Poondi- 613 503, Thanjavur (Dist), Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was undertaken for documentation of ethnomedicinal plants in the treatment of wounds present in the Karuppanar sacred grove of Nakkambadi village, Ariyalur district. Generally, sacred groves are undisturbed region with rich medicinal plant species. Totally 21 plant species belonged to 13 families were identified to treat different types of wounds like cuts, burns, cracks, etc. The information such as botanical name, family, habit and habitat were discussed. The highest number of species belonged to Fabaceae (6 species). Trees and herbs were used more often followed by shrubs and climbers. Different types of wounds followed by people are classified into 12 categories were recorded.

Keywords: Sacred grove, wounds, burns,cuts,cracks,medicinal plants.
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How to cite this article:

Revathy, M., N. Poorani, A. Panneerselvam and Kulothungan, S. 2016. Ethnomedicinal Plants in Karuppanar Sacred Grove of Nakkambadi Village of Ariyalur District, India for Wound Treatment.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(4): 143-147
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.404.018