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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part B
Indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants used to treat various human ailments in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India

S Sarguna Sundaram, K Suresh and S Prasanna Sundaram

The traditional medical systems are generally based on the uses of natural and local products which are commonly related to the people's perspective on the world and life. The present study was carried out to investigate the Indigenous knowledge on Medicinal plants used to treat various human ailments in Madurai district. The study deals with 158 plant species belonging to62 families used to treat various human ailments. The information about the plants and their local names, parts used and duration were also documented using modified questionnaire method. Dominant families recorded in our study are Euphorbiaceae, Lamiaceae, Mimosaceae, Solanaceae, Asteraceae, Apocynaceae, Fabaceae, Rutaceae and Caesalpiniaceae are more frequently used for treatment of diseases.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
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How to cite this article:
S Sarguna Sundaram, K Suresh and S Prasanna Sundaram. Indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants used to treat various human ailments in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2019; 7(3): 117-123.
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