ETHNOBOTANICAL SURVEY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS IN AND AROUND MARANDAHALLI VILLAGE, DHARMAPURI DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU
- Ethnobotany, Herbal medicine, Local people, Marandahalli, Dharmapuri
The present ethnobotanical investigation was carried out from December, 2016 to February, 2017 to identify the medicinal plants used by local people residing in and around Marandahalli village, Dharmapuri District regularly. A total of 58 medicinal plants were identified on basis of available first hand information from local people inhabiting in the study area, from literature survey and internet. Out of 58 medicinal plants documented in the study area, only 27 plants have been used by them for the treatment of various diseases like fever, intermittent fever, cough, asthma, jaundice, gastric problems, urinary disorders, dry skin disease,psoriasis, skin allergies, leucoderma, burning skin, liver disorders, snake bite, memory power, ulcer, diabetes,stomach aches etc., The plants were also to be used in different forms such as juice, decoction, powder and past. Authentication is needed to validate the usage.