Monday , 18 June 2018

Medicinal Plants Diversity in Kundri Hill T.N Palayam Range of Sathyamangalam Reserve Forest in Erode District, Tamil Nadu

Vijayashalini.P* and Anjanadevi.N
PG and Research Department of Botany, Vellalar College for Women (Autonomous), Thindal, Erode-638012, Tamil Nadu

A B S T R A C T
The survey was carried out in Kundri hill area, it has documented a total of 75 angiospermic plants and one pteridophyte with medicinal value. Of these 75 angiospermic plants, 68 species are dicotyledons and 7 species are monocotyledons. Within the dicotyledons, 29 species are polypetalae, 34 species are gamopetalae and 5 species are monochlamydeae. Gymnosperms were almost nil. The angiospermic plants surveyed in the Kundri belong to 19 polypetalae families, 15 gamopetalae families, 6 monochlamydeae families and 5 monocotyledons families. In the present account 75 species of angiosperms and one fern are used as ethnomedicine for various disorders and diseases like piles, menorrhagia, epitaxis, alexipharmic, burns, disease of blood, throat disorders, chronic bronchitis, rheumatism, anaemia, asthma, nose and eye diseases, indigestion, dysentery, diarrheoa, dyspepsia, fever, vaginal infections, tumors, neuralgin, splenopathy, leucorrhoea, ulcers, muscular pain, rheumatoid arthritis, urinary problem, skin infections, eczema, painful swelling of joint, flatulence, cardiac disorders, oxytocic, cancer, leucoderma, diabetes, allergic rhinitis, hiccough, oedema, pruritus etc

Keywords: Kundri hills, Medicinal Plants, Data collection, Ethnobotany

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