The present ethno-medicinal study was carried out at
3 localities of Pechipparai hills of Southern Western Ghats of Tamilnadu,
Kanyakumari district. Frequent field visits were made throughout the study
period from 2012-2013. Data presented here are based on personal observations
and interviews with informants like medicine men and village head men. In this
context the Kani people has rich and abundant terminology. It is common that
most of the medicinal plants have their own secret, for many safeguard their
specialized knowledge. During the present course of investigation, a total 50
medicinal plant species were distributed across eighteen families and fifty
genera. The result of the present
study provide evidence that medicinal plants continue to play an important role
in the health care system used by tribal community. Documentation of this
knowledge is valuable for the communities and their future generations.
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