Survey of the traditional medicinal plants at Vanavasi hill of Salem district
P Vijayashalini, G Jayanthi and P Abirami
The survey was carried out in Vanavasi hill area; it has documented a total of 74 angiospermic plants and 2 pteridophytes with medicinal value. In the present account 74 species of angiosperms and 2 fern are used as traditional medicine for various disorders and diseases like piles, menorrhagia, epitaxis, alexipharmic, burns, disease of blood, throat disorders, chronic bronchitis, rheumatism, anaemia, asthma, nose and eye diseases, indigestion, dysentery, diarrheoa, dyspepsia, fever, vaginal infections, tumors, neuralgin, splenopathy, leucorrhoea, ulcers, muscular pain, rheumatoid arthritis, urinary problem, skin infections, eczema, painful swelling of joint, diabetes, allergic rhinitis, hiccough, oedema etc. In the present study area provide safety and efficacy information to encourage, the preservation of culture, conservation and sustainable utilization of plant wealth occurring in the target area.