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ISSN (Online) 2456 - 0774

Existence and Survey of MedicinalPlants along The Neerody Coastal Line Of Kanniyakumari District


Abstract- Present Study was conducted in the Neerody coastal Villages of Kanniyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India to document the Medicinal plant wealth. Taxonomically, a total of 32 plant species belonging to 31 genera and 23 families were recorded. Of these 15 (50%) were herbs, 5 (16%) were shrubs, and 11 (34%) were trees. The plant parts used for the preparation of medicine, whole plants were found to be most frequently used for the preparation of remedies. The mode of preparations is paste, juice, decoction and powder. The medicinal plants of the study area have been used to treat 53 illnesses. The 46 various ailments against which ethnomedicinal treatments have been recorded in the study area can be grouped into 10 major categories of symptomatically and organ-system related diseases/problems.

Keywords: Medicinal plants, Neerody village

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