Survey on the ethnomedicinal plants used by the communities around buliyar, the Nilgiri district, Tamilnadu, India
- Burliyar, Irulas, Kurumbas, Medicinal plants.
An ethno medicinal survey was carried out to gather information about medicinal plants utilized by Irulas and Kurumba tribal people in the Burliyar taluk. About 50 medicinal plants species belonging to 34 families used by the tribal people for the treatment of Asthma, Burns, Diarrhea, Fertility, Fever, Jaundice, Kidney stone, Malaria, Snake bites, Wounds etc. has been identified and collected. The most representative families are Asteraceae and Solanaceae with 5 species each. The plants were found to be used in different forms such as juice, extracts, paste, powder, infusion. These ethno medicinal plants were used to treat ailments like cold, cough, headache, stomach ache, dysentery, skin diseases, poison bites, cuts and wounds and diabetes.