Survey of medicinal and anticancer plants from Vengad Sree Kurumba Kavu sacred grove, Kannur Kerala
Suganthi A, Libina S
A total 47 Medicinal plants from 33 families, 9 anti-Cancerous plants have been found in Vengad Sree Kurumba Kavu Sacred grove. It includes 14 Trees, 5 Shrubs, 25 Herbs and 7 Climbers. Different parts of plants like leaves, root, seeds, flowers etc are being used for curing different diseases. The plants like Annona squamosa, Ocimum sanctum, Azadiracta indica, Bauhinia purpurea, Ixora coccinea, Terminalia catappa, Euphorbia hirta and Psidium guajava are used for the treatment of cancer, because of the presence of anti-oxidants and other compounds.