Ethnomedicinal Survey of Alagarkoil Hills (Reserved forest), Tamil Nadu, India

S. Ganesan, N. Ramar Pandi, N. Banumathy


The ethnomedicinal uses of 111 plant species belonging to 100 genera and 49 families, employed by an ethnic group, the Valaiyans of Alagarkoil Hills of Madurai district, Tamil Nadu, India, in their traditional modes of treatment of diseases, such as skin diseases, colds and coughs, ulcers, stomach related problems, fevers, piles, jaundice, diabetes, etc., are presented in this paper.

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