An overview of some pharmacologically relevant therapeutic plants from Kerala's sacred groves
- Sacred groves, Kerala, Medicinal plants, Pharmacology
In Kerala's native culture, sacred groves are referred to as "Kavu" and have long been used as archives for traditional knowledge and biodiversity. Many medicinal plants with strong pharmacological properties can be found in these distinctive habitats, and they have historically provided local populations with medicine. Studying the pharmacological significance of plants from Kerala's sacred groves will help us to gain a better understanding of the value of nature-based therapies in a time when both natural resources and traditional knowledge systems are more crucial than ever. This comprehensive review article seeks to study wide variety of medicinal plants present in Kerala's sacred groves, including Murdannia pauciflora, Osbeckia muralis and Indoneesiella echioides, offering light on their historical use and pharmacological qualities that have been proven.