Survey of medicinal plants from Vadachennimalai Hill, Salem district of Tamil Nadu, India
SP Anand, G Velmurugan and D Revathi
Ethnobotanical survey was conducted to collection of medicinal plants used by local people at Vadachennimalai Hill, Salem district of Tamil Nadu, India. In this present collection 70 medicinal plant species of 61 genera belonging to 36 families are discussed. The maximum number of medicinal plants belonging to family Euphorbiaceae observed is 8 species. Three species of Euphorbia and two species of Acacia, Albizia, Ficus, Ocimum, Phyllanthus, Solanum and Zizyphus genera are also reported among the 70 species. The plants were mostly used for to cure fever, common cold, cough, asthma, rheumatism, jaundice, ulcers, headache, stomach problem, diarrhea, diabetes, wounds, skin problem, plies etc. Therefore, this work will also contribute for the search of new drugs and treatments. Medicinal plants used by local people in Vadachennimalai have been listed along with plant parts used with its ethnomedicinal significance.