Ethnobotanical survey of Irular tribes in perumal Swamy temple Hills, Theethipalayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Ragasudha R and Priya V
The ethnobotanical systems and herbal medicines as therapeutic agents are of paramount importance in addressing health problems of traditional communities. The indigenous knowledge available with these people plays important role in quick and proper identification of natural resources. There is no literature available regarding the medicinal plants used by Irula tribes. The present paper highlights the use of those plants for various ailments by Irular tribe living in perumal swamy Temple Hills, Theethipalayam. A total of 25 plants species and their families has been identified and collected. Which has been recorded as data’s used by them as herbal medicines to treat several common diseases such as skin diseases, dysentery, cough and cold, cuts and wounds, etc.