ETHNO-MEDICO-BOTANICAL STUDIES ON AQUATIC PLANTS IN RURAL AREAS OF CUDDALORE DISTRICT, TAMILNADU, INDIA
- Documentation, Medicinal properties, aquatic plants, Cuddalore district.
The present work was undertaken to explore the ethno-medico-botanical values of aquatic plants from rural areas of Cuddalore District in Tamilnadu, India. Traditional knowledge of 22aquatic plants was identified as medicinally important species from local residents, vaidya, other medicine men and from other
sources. Collected information’s are arranged in an alphabetical order followed by the sequence of scientific name, family, vernacular name, prescription and usage. Documentation of traditional knowledge of ethnomedico-botanical values of aquatic plant species will provide baseline information for investigating new biodynamic compounds of potential therapeutic uses in future.