Medicinal plants used by thoriya ethnic (Sub tribe of baduga) in Nilgiris, India
Patharaj J and Dr. Kannan R
An ethnobotanical study was carried among the Thoriya ethnic (sub tribe of Baduga) in Nilgiri mountain of India. 200 plant species belonging to 75 families used in treatment of various ailment are described under this survey. Once these ethnic group were extensively using herbal medicine to treat illness like cough, cold, diarrhea, dysentery, asthma, jaundice, fever, infertility, eye infection, urinal infection, intestinal worms etc. now this traditional practice is being reduced due to various factors. According to this investigation the most dominant families used by them are Asteraceae, Euphorbiaceae, Solanaceae, Fabaceae and Poaceae. In most cases they they use roots and leaves to treat ailment.