DECIPHERING THE BOTANICALS IN THE ‘IRULAPAMBUKADI CHOORNAM’ AN ANTIDOTE AGAINST SNAKE BITE
- Antidote, Ethnobotany, Irula Pambukadi Choornam.
To collect first-hand information about ‘Irula Pambukadi Choornam’ (‘IPC’) and its botanicals an antidote against snake bite. Ethnobotanical survey was conducted in different Irula settlements of Tamil Nadu, using a questionnaire. This study revealed a total of 10 antidote plant belongs to 9 genera and 9 families.The present investigation was aimed at conserving largely herbal drug knowledge and availing to the scientific world the plant therapies used as anti-venom in the society