The importance of gathering information on medicinal plants is to initiate their proper scientific management and exploitation for the economic development of the area. 6:15. Decoction of leaf is given in Kidney related diseases. The information’s were compared with those available in different literature source  7, 8, 9, 10. TRADITIONALLY USING ANTIDIABETIC MEDICINAL PLANTS IN TAMIL NADU. Leaf juice is taken orally by children to treat cold and cough. The data’s are based on first hand information gathered from native health practitioners and other knowledgeable persons. The information for particular ailments was cross checked through the repeated queries during the interviews to get accurate and valid information. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 2005, 4: 229-236. Leaf juice is mixed with butter   to treat skin diseases. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine Ganesan S, Suresh N, Kesavan L: Ethnomedicinal survey of lower Palni Hills of Tamil Nadu. This present investigation was an attempt to an ethno botanical survey which was carried out by the local practitioners of Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu. The investigation revealed that, the traditional healers used … Traditional healers of Kancheepuram district used nine plant species to treat stomach problems (three plants to treat stomachache and six plants to cure digestive problems). purple mallow - ஒட்டத்தி . Leaves are used as vegetable in constipation,  dysuria and calculi. Gamble J S. The Flora of Presidency of Madras, London: Adlard &Son, Ltd. London, 1935. This study also points out that certain species of medicinal plants are being exploited by the local residents who are unaware of the importance of medicinal plants in the ecosystem. Principe P: Monetising the pharmacological benefits of plants. It accounts for nearly one-third of the total flora of India. They were requested to collect specimens of the plants they knew or to show the plant species on site. During the course of exploration of ethnomedicinal plants of the district, the informations have been gathered from the healers of rural villages found near forest areas where the people depend mostly on forests for their need and have sound knowledge of herbal remedies. Common health problems in the sites of the study area were skin problems such as wounds, cuts, burns and skin diseases and the largest number of the remedies (wounds – 16 remedies and skin diseases – 9 remedies) was used to treat these troubles. Moreover a single plant is used for more than one disease. Leaf paste is applied eternally on wounds. This includes 12,499 km2 of dense forests (9.61%) and 8,963 km2 of open forests (6.91%). 1) is placed 19th in the forest cover with a geographical area of 4474 Sq.kms and recorded forest in the district is 5.32% [26]. Leaves used for indigestion. The leaf is used to tie the breast to increase secretion of milk in women. Standard method was followed with regard to collection of plant materials, drying, mounting, preparation and preservation of plant specimens [29]. Informants were asked to come to field and show the plants with local name; the species mentioned by the informants were taxonomically identified. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2004, 94: 261-266. Actual Ingredients. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/1/1/11. Habit and Habitat: An erect herb, found in temperate Himalayas between 1300-3000 m. from Kashmir to Bhutan and Khasia hills. Folklore 1964, 5: 145-150. Pakistan Biological Conservation 2002, 63: 210-250. PDF | On Sep 6, 2014, Pholtan Rajeev. GOTU KOLA (BRAHMI) LIVE PLANT Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica), is a rejuvenative nervine recommended for nervous disorders, epilepsy, senility and premature aging. Herbs (39 species) were found to be the most used plants (Figure 2) followed by trees (21 species), shrubs (14 species) and climbers (11 species) in descending order. The cultural capital of Tamil Nadu has 20+ plant houses. During the survey 48 medicinal plant leaves are identified which were used as medicine for several diseases either in single or in combination with some other ingredients. The tribal people of Western Madhya Pradesh of India used 13 plants for the treatment of jaundice [19]. Abu-Rabia A: Urinary diseases and ethnobotany among pastoral nomads in the Middle East. New Delhi; 1976. Fire Plant: Chitha: Chithra, Chithira Moolam: Chethi Koduveli: Five Leaved Chaste Tree: Samhalu: Nochi: Karinochi, Karunochi: Flame Of The Forest: Palas: Murkkam Poo, Palasham: Plash: Flax Plant, Linseed: Alsi: Alivithai: Cheruchana, Agashi: Forest Pepper, Wild Orange Tree: Jangali Kali Mirch: Mullu Masthigai: Kakka Thudali, Mulakuthanni: Four O'clock Plant, Marvel Of Peru: Gulabas and  B.D. A vast knowledge of how to use the plants against different illnesses may be expected to have accumulated in areas where the use of plants is still of great importance [10]. The leaves decoction is  used to take orally to control rheumatic pain. Fresh juice used for skin diseases, improve memory, control diabetics. In India alone three traditional systems of medicine include Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani are using over 7,500 plant species 3. With 5,640 species of flowering plants, Tamil Nadu ranks first among the States in the country in angiosperm diversity. The tribals constitute about 7.5 percent of India's population. This knowledge has been transmitted orally from generation to generation; however it seems that it is vanishing from the modern society since younger people are not interested to carry on this tradition. Springer Nature. Whole plant used. Well-knowledged healers have good interactions with patients and this would improve the quality of healthcare delivery. Thiruchirapalli, India, 1983. Juice used as eye drops in painful eyes. MEDICINAL PLANTS AND THEIR USES: A STUDY OF TWELVE SACRED GROVES IN CUDDALORE AND VILLUPURAM DISTRICTS, TAMIL NADU, INDIA by International Education and Research Journal. Traditional healers provide considerable information about the use of many plants or plant parts as medicine. Extract of leaves taken orally along with milk for diabetes. Basu   Indian Medicinal Plants. Medicinal Plants of Tamil Nadu 1. 10.1016/S0367-326X(02)00285-X, CAS  q - வரிசை . Fitoterapia 1998, 69: 409-414. In India about 427 ethnic communities and folk healers use around 8,000 species of medicinal plants are used by many tribal communities for traditional medicinal preparation. 10.1016/j.jep.2005.05.035, Coon JT, Ernst E: Andrographis paniculata in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections: a systematic review of safety and efficacy. Creation and development of experimental plots of medicinal plants and imparting training to farmers/growers for promotion of ex-situ cultivation. During the last few decades there has been an increasing interest in the study of medicinal plants and their traditional use in different parts of India and there are many reports on the use of plants in traditional healing by either tribal people or indigenous communities of India [14–21]. 10.1016/j.jep.2005.07.015, Tapsoba H, Deschamps JP: Use of medicinal plants for the treatment of oral diseases in Burkina Faso. They were later verified at Botanical Survey of India, Southern Circle, Coimbatore, India. Aerva Lanata is a popular plant in Tamil Nadu that goes by the name Sirupeelai in Tamil. Fitoterapia 2002, 73: 281-287. Leaves used for curing wound and blood clotting. J Ethnopharmacol. Of many plant species traditionally used by the villagers, 59 plant species belonging to 53 genera from 28 families of medicinally important plants were identified and their uses are described. Aadutheendaappaalai Hanazaki, N, Tamashiro, J.Y., Leitao- Filho H, Gegossi A. Diversity of plant uses in two Caicaras communities from the Atlantic forest coast Brazil. PubMed Google Scholar. Leaf decoction used in  diarrhea, itches and skin eruption. Leaf paste is applied   to treat cuts and wounds. An ethnobotanical survey was undertaken to collect information from traditional healers on the use of medicinal plants in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu during October 2003 to April 2004. Documenting the indigenous knowledge through ethnobotanical studies is important for the conservation and utilization of biological resources. Registered Members have to renew their membership once in every three years. Environment and Ecology 2000, 18: 441-446. Medicinal Plants Diversity and their Folklore Uses by the Tribes of Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, India @inproceedings{Logesh2017MedicinalPD, title={Medicinal Plants Diversity and their Folklore Uses by the Tribes of Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, India}, author={R. Logesh}, year={2017} } 10.1023/A:1008920301824, Article  Plants have been used in traditional medicine for several thousand years [1]. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The field investigations were conducted in villages of the study area. Rajan S, Sethuraman M, Mukherjee PK: Ethnobiology of the Nilgiri Hills, India. Aerva Lanata. Biodiversity ands Conservation 2000, 9: 597-615. Leaves are boiled in water and the vapor inhaled to relief   severe head ache and cold. This includes 533 endemic species, 230 red-listed species, 1,559 species of medicinal plants and 260 species of wild relatives of cultivated plants. Moreover, the superior RI values of Phyllanthus niruri indicated their local availability, and it could be cured more health illness in the research areas [ 34 ]. Dwarakan P, Ansari AA: Ethnobotanical notes of Valikadupatti and surroundings of Kollimalais of Salem district, Tamil Nadu. Azaizeh H, Fulder S, Khalil K, Said O: Ethnomedicinal knowledge of local Arab practitioners in the Middle East Region. The authors are grateful to the local traditional healers in the Kancheepuram district for sharing their knowledge on herbal medicine. The aim of the present study is to identify plants collected for medicinal purposes by the traditional healers of Kudavasal taluk located in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, India and to document prepare and use the traditional names of these plants. The present study will help us in understanding, how ancient human health of wealth was safeguarded by traditional nutritional and medicinal systems. Tribal applications of the plants to cure diseases like anticancer, body coolant, cold, So far no systematic ethnobotanical survey has been made in this area and this is the first report on the medicinal plants used by the local traditional healers. These informants were traditional healers themselves or had tradition of healing in their families and had knowledge of the medicinal use of the plants. A total of 50 species of plants used by the local tribes of Kalavai are … Preference for their use may be related to their availability. http://dx.doi.org/10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.3(6).1829-31, All © 2021 are reserved by International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, This Journal licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, Subscribe to YouTube Channel of SPSR The methods of preparation (Figure 3) fall into four categories, viz. Jain SK, Rao RR: A handbook of field and herbarium methods. The results of the survey are presented in Table 1 and the families of the plants are arranged in alphabetical order. Leaf decoction relieves stomach pain during menses. External applications (mostly for skin diseases, snake bites and wounds) and internal consumption of the preparations were involved in the treatment of diseases. Ambasta  S.P.. Family: Gentianaceae: 3. The Rapinat Herbarium, St Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli, India;; 1983. 10.1016/j.jep.2004.04.021. Kritikar  K.R. Article  Maruthi KR, Krishna V, Manjunatha BK, Nagaraja VP: Traditional medicinal plants of Davanagere district, Karnataka with reference to cure skin diseases. This district is situated on the northern East Coast of Tamil Nadu and is adjacent to Bay of Bengal and Chennai city and is bounded in the west by Vellore and Thiruvannamalai districts, in the north by Thiruvallur and Chennai districts, in the south by Villupuram district and in the east by Bay of Bengal [27]. Samvatsar S, Diwanji VB: Plant sources for the treatment of jaundice in the tribals of Western Madhya Pradesh of India. Tamil Names of Ayurvedic medicinal Plants . Jain SK: Dictionary of Indian Folk Medicine and Ethnobotany. PubMed  Any how, in particular Tamil Nadu, Aswagandha, Sarpagandha, Coleus, Amla … US Environmental protection Agency, Washington, D.C.; 1991. Google Scholar. volume 2, Article number: 43 (2006) CSIR, New Delhi  1956. Saikia AP, Ryakala VK, Sharma P, Goswami P, Bora U: Ethnobotany of medicinal plants used by Assamese people for various skin ailments and cosmetics. Planta Medica 2004, 70: 293-298. 10.1016/j.jep.2005.01.058, Harsha VH, Hebbar SS, Hegde GR, Shripathi V: Ethnomedical knowledge of plants used by Kunabi Tribe of Karnataka in India. rauvolfia serpentia - சர்பகந்தி . Sebastian published Medicinal Plants which used as home remedies. An ethnobotanical survey was undertaken to collect information from traditional healers on the use of medicinal plants in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu during October 2003 to April 2004. Promotion of ex-situ and in-situ cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants in Tamil Nadu. Google Scholar. Due to lack of interest among the younger generation as well as their tendency to migrate to cities for lucrative jobs, wealth of knowledge in this the area is declining. Traditional uses of medicinal plants among the rural people in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu, Southern India @article{Shanmugam2012TraditionalUO, title={Traditional uses of medicinal plants among the rural people in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu, Southern India}, author={S. Shanmugam and K. Rajendran … S.Chirata Buch – Ham. Jain [13] printed out that there are over 400 different tribal and other ethnic groups in India. A perusal of the literature reveals that, some of the ethnomedicinal works has been done in the forests of nearest districts in Tamil Nadu in the last two decades [22–25]. It was observed that, most of the remedies consisted of single plant part and more than one method of preparation. The herb is reported possess anticancer, allergenic, antihelminthic, antibacterial, antiplasmodial and antiperotic … We also thank Botanical Survey of India (BSI), Southern Circle, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (India) for permitting to confirm the identified plant specimens with herbaria. Pharmaceutical Biology 2001, 39: 74-79. For example, Andrographis paniculata – leaf paste is used to treat poison bites and leaf powder is used to treat diabetes; Gymnema sylvestre – root powder is used to treat poison bites and leaf powder is used to treat diabetes; Ricinus communis -juice extracted from leaves is used to increase secretion of milk and oil obtained from seeds is used to treat stomach ache; Azadirachta indica – leaf paste is used to treat small pox, rheumatism and skin diseases and young twigs are used as tooth brush; Ficus benghalensis – stem latex is used to treat heel cracks and young twigs are used as tooth brush; Moringa oleifera – boiled leaves are used to reduce body heat, to treat indigestion and eye diseases and flowers are used to cool the eyes and increase sperm production; Zizyphus mauritiana – decoction of leaf is used to get relief from body pain and bark powder is used to treat wounds; Solanum torvum – juice extracted from the leaf is used to reduce body heat and unripe fruits are used to strengthen the body. Medicinal plant survey was carried out in remote villages of Madurai, Dindigul and Theni districts of Tamil Nadu. Leaf paste is used to treat small pox and skin diseases. It thus becomes necessary to acquire and preserve this traditional system of medicine by proper documentation and identification of specimens. A group of World Health Organization (WHO) experts, who met in Congo Brazzaville in 1976, sought to define traditional African medicine as 'the sum total of practices, measures, ingredients and procedures of all kinds whether material or not, which from time immemorial has enabled the African to guard against diseases, to alleviate his/her suffering and to cure him/herself' [12]. medicinal plants and their uses: a study of twelve sacred groves in cuddalore and villupuram districts, tamil nadu, india Sacred groves are a small area of forest protected by the local people. The knowledge of medicinal plants has been accumulated in the course of many centuries based on different medicinal systems such as Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha. Ethnobotany is not new to India because of its rich ethnic diversity. A Manual of Ethnobotany, Scientific publisher Jodhpur 1987. Manage cookies/Do not sell my data we use in the preference centre. Aadhaki. In this study the most dominant family was Euphorbiaceae and leaves were most frequently used for the treatment of diseases. Leaf grind with buttermilk and taken orally to cure ulcer. In the present study only Phyllanthus amarus was used for the treatment of jaundice. Abutilon indicum, Azadirachta indica, Ficus benghalensis and Terminalia arjuna were used to treat dental problems. Leaves used for the treatment of jaundice. Khan AU: History of decline and present status of natural tropical thorn forest in Punjab. Leaf paste used for curing skin diseases. Leaf juice mixed with honey is given to cure cough for children. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2006, 104: 68-78. 1. Elicit the uses of fi bre, timbers, paper and dye yielding plants. The medicinal plants and their foremost uses of remedial purposes (six medicinal uses) were identified to be Phyllanthus niruri (1.84) followed by Achyranthus aspera (five medicinal purposes). Several studies have enumerated the plants used for wound healing and skin diseases in various parts of the world [14, 32–34]. Plants with their correct nomenclature were arranged alphabetically by family name, vernacular name and ethnomedicinal uses. July 25 2019 january 25 2020 author. Epub 2011 Jun 22. Leaf powder is mixed with coconut oil and used as hair oil. It is one of the rich biodiversity spots wherein rare plants, animals and medicinal plants … The Rapinet Herbarium, St. Joseph College, Vol.1-3. The plant specimens were collected during survey and were identified with help of “Flora of Presidency of Madras 11 and Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic 12 . 2. Pei S.J. In the present study eight remedies (Terminalia arjuna, Leucas aspera, Ocimum sanctum, Sida acuta, Citrus aurantifolia, Cardiospermum halicacabum, Lantana camara and Vitex negundo) were used to get relief from headache. In North-Western Patagonia the people of Curruhuinca community were affected with digestive problems and the highest fidelity level was found for species utilized for treating digestive ailments [38] and Ghorbani [35] reported that there were 48 plants for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders in north of Iran. Phytotherapy Research 2005, 19: 919-923. Leaf paste is applied topically at the bitten site of scorpion, snake and bettle. Fresh leaves paste is applied on the hair for healthy black hair. Medicinal plants used by traditional healers in Kancheepuram District of Tamil Nadu, India. Today according to the World Health Organization (WHO), as many as 80% of the world's people depend on traditional medicine for their primary healthcare needs. The investigation revealed that, the traditional healers used 85 species of plants distributed in 76 genera belonging to 41 families to treat various diseases. Ghorbani [35] reported 16 plant species that were used for respiratory diseases in north Iran and safety and efficacy of the treatments for respiratory track infections were reviewed [36]. statement and DOI: 10.23880/ipcm-16000114 Corpus ID: 134731237. Leaf paste are also applied for bleeding piles . DOI: 10.1016/S2221-1691(12)60201-9 Corpus ID: 72233987. Matthew K.M. 10.1016/j.jep.2005.06.020, Harsha VH, Hebbar SS, Shripathi V, Hegde GR: Ethnomedicobotany of Uttara Kannada District in Karnataka, India--plants in treatment of skin diseases. Paddy is the major crop cultivated in this district followed by groundnuts, sugarcane, cereals, millets and pulses. Color : green. Privacy Leaf paste is applied externally to heal bone fractures. Muthu, C., Ayyanar, M., Raja, N. et al. Kandaswami kandar’s College, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, and India. During the past few decades there has been an increasing interest in the study of medicinal plants and their traditional use in different parts of the world 4-5. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2006, 103: 109-119. Decoction of leaf juice is given for pile’s. INTRODUCTION:Plants have been used in traditional medicine for several thousand years 1.Traditional healers provide considerable information about the use of many plants or plant parts as medicine. Article  10.1016/j.jep.2005.08.047. Leaves are boiled and the vapor is inhaled to cure head ache. Leaves used for preparing hair oil. Economic botany 1999, 53: 387-395. Matthew KM: The Flora of the Tamil Nadu Carnatic. r - வரிசை. The most dominant families in the study were Euphorbiaceae (7 species), Verbenaceae (5 species), Caesalpiniaceae, Solanaceae and Apocynaceae (4 species), Acanthaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae, Malvaceae, Moraceae, Rubiaceae and Rutaceae (3 species). Fresh leaves are ground and mixed with butter milk to take internally for jaundice. Kancheepuram district in north Tamil Nadu (Fig. Name of Medicinal Plant: Swertia chirata syn. Herbs and their uses in tamil | 40 herbal plants and their uses Part 2 - Duration: 6:15. tamilmanam news 92,991 views. Leaf paste is used to treat swelling and wound. Aaadaari. Cite this article. For example, Andrographis paniculata (diabetes and scorpion bites), Trianthema portulacastrum (constipation and asthma), Aerva lanata (cough, sore throat and wounds), Gymnema sylvestris (diabetes and poison bites), Wattakaka volubilis (rheumatic pain, cough, fever and severe cold), Sphaeranthus indicus (skin diseases and piles), Heliotropium indicum (wounds and skin affections), Cassia absus (wounds and skin affections), Cassia occidentalis (scabies and bone fractures), Terminalia arjuna (wounds, headache and tooth infections), Mukia maderaspatana (cold and cough), Cyperus rotundus (milk secretion and scorpion bites), Euphorbia hirta (wounds and lip cracks), Phyllanthus emblica (cold and cough), Ricinus communis (milk secretion ad stomachache), Clitoria ternatea (eye diseases and headache), Pongamia pinnata (wound and gas trouble), Coleus aromaticus (indigestion and cough),Leucas aspera (headache and fever), Ocimum sanctum (cough, cold and headache), Cinnamomum verum (cough, dysentery and body cooling), Aloe vera (hair loss and good sleep), Azadirachta indica (small pox, rheumatism and skin diseases), Moringa oleifera (body heat, indigestion, eye diseases and to increases sperm production), Syzygium cumini (swellings and body heat), Zizyphus mauritiana (body pain and wounds), Citrus aurantifolia (fever, headache and cold), Cardiospermum halicacabum (throat infection and headache), Solanum torvum (to reduce body heat and to strengthening the body), Solanum trilobatum (cough and itching) and vitex negundo (headache, fever, cold and cough) and these recipes are prepared using different ingredients of non-plant origin such as water, salt, honey, etc. Phytotherapy – Research 2002, 16: 98-116. 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