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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 215-221

Treatment of eye diseases by the healers of Marakanam bio-region


Department of botany, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous), Poondy 613 503, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

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J N Loganathan
Department of botany, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous), Poondy 613 503, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
India
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The present study is an attempt to list some of the medicinal plants used by the traditional practitioners of the Marakanam bio-region in the treatment of various eye diseases. The survey of folk medicine men from this bio-region has revelaed that there are 24 medicinal plants locally available for treating both simple and complex eye diseases. Most of these diseases have been identified in Sanskrit and Tamil and are correlated with their English terms.


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