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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 50-59

Ethno- medico - botanical studies of Badaga population In the Nilgiri district of Tamilnadu, South India.


Department of Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology, Govt. Arts College, Stone house hill Post, Udhagamandalam - 643 002, Tamilnadu, India

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P N Arul Manikandan
Department of Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology, Govt. Arts College, Stone house hill Post, Udhagamandalam - 643 002, Tamilnadu
India
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The study grains to explore ethno-medicobotany of Badaga population in the Nilgiri hills of Tamilnadu, South India. Ethno botanical field survey and personal discussion methods have been adopted in the collection of data. A list of 71 flowering plants belonging to 42 families, 67 genera and 70 species are employed by the Badaga popu­lation in their native system of medicine for therapeutic purposes. In reviewing ethnomedical information, data on folk herbal remedies and their various methods of applications for treating a wide range of ailments have been furnished. A brief description of plants, their habitat, family and local Badaga names are outlined here.


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