Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Survey of wild aromatic plants and utilize Paliyar tribes ethnomedicinal of Sadhuragiri hills, southern western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India
Author(s): K Aadhan, SP Anand
Abstract: The present study was conducted in Sadhuragiri hills to identify the major wild aromatic medicinal plant species, which has been used for various treatments by Paliayar tribes in the Southern Western Ghats of Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu. A total of 80 plant species belongs to 71 genera and 33 families were recorded. Among them thirteen plant (13) species were found to be used for stomach pain followed by Cough (12 species), Diarrhoea (11 species) and Fever (8 species). Various plant parts were used for treatment, among these plant species, leaves were mostly used. The inhabitants of the area used plant species for various purposes such as health care, food, fodder, fuel and shelter. The information on botanical identities, family, local name, plant parts used & uses of each plant were discussed in this article.