Ethnomedicinal plants used for gastro-intestinal ailments by kani tribes of kanyakumari wildlife sanctuary in tamilnadu, india

Celin Pappa Rani J and Jeeva S

An ethnobotanical survey was carried out in Kani tribe inhabited areas of Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamilnadu, India. This study documented the medicinal plants used for gastro intestinal ailments by the Kani tribe. The field survey was conducted between July 2015 to July 2016. A total of 59 medicinal plants belonging to 55 genera and 35 families used for the treatment of gastrointestinal ailments by the tribe. Among these nine spp. are used to treat dysentery, 8 for stomach ache, 7 for ulcer, 6 for vermifuge, 6 for flatulence, 5 for constipation 6 for diarrhea, 4 for indigestion, 4 for vomiting, 1 for poisonous waste removal and 1 for gastritis.

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