Documentation of traditional knowledge on medicinal plants of Thirukkanur village, Puducherry region, India
J Rajamurugan, L Srineevasan, I Govindasamy, S Sathishkumar, P Priyanka and D Mohandass
The survey of medicinal plants was recorded through knowledge of elder people to study on medical uses of local common medicinal plants in the Thirukkanur village of Puducherry region. Direct oral record of elders’ knowledge might be helpful for conservation of traditional knowledge of medicinal plants that have been recorded through questionnaire and personal interviews. In this study, a total of 40 plant species, 31 genera belonging to 28 families have been documented and this might be scientifically authorized for their therapeutic properties. Local people of the area depend on knowledge of “Nattu Vathiyar” (locally healer’s common name) for simple ailments and also people depend on local primary healthcare centre for major health problems. Therefore, it would be important to document the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants for further healing purpose.
J Rajamurugan, L Srineevasan, I Govindasamy, S Sathishkumar, P Priyanka, D Mohandass. Documentation of traditional knowledge on medicinal plants of Thirukkanur village, Puducherry region, India. J Med Plants Stud 2016;4(5):44-49.