Traditional herbal medicines for the treatment of snake bite and scorpion sting by the Paliyar’s tribes of Sathuragiri hills
K Aadhan and SP Anand
This paper documents the traditional knowledge of herbal medicinal plants that are in use by ethnic people of Paliyar tribes of Sathuragiri hills, Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary of a part Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. From this study totally 40 plant species were documented they coming under 24 families belongs to 39 genera to treat 29 species for snake bite and 22 plant species used to treat scorpion sting. Details of these plants listed with in this study details of the plants used for snake bite, scorpion sting with local name, part used and methods of preparation dosage and the mode of administrations were discussed.