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Dodonaea viscosa Linn used disease by Irula tribes Kanchipuram District Tamil Nadu, India

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India is known for its rich flora and fauna, diverse climatic areas and wealth of living ethno medicinal plant using the tradition. The paper enumerates medicinal plants used by Irula tribes Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu. The traditional practises of three medicinal plants belonging to three families are obtainable with botanical name, family, local name, parts used, method of groundwork and ethno pharmaceutical uses. Medicinal plants were the richest source of India with many traditional uses. Numerous of the pharmacological and pharmacognostical studies of the medicinal plants shown their active application in the field of medicine as they possess certain nutrient and non-nutrient substances that protects and precludes the body from many diseases. They attain a great helpfulness in the present world due to the side effects of the manmade drugs on the human life. Dodonaea viscosa Linn. is an evergreen woody perennial shrub with a native of Australia, indigenous and was later wide spread throughout the region of tropics. Various plant parts such as stem, leaves, seeds, roots, bark and aerial parts were used as the antibacterial, analgesic antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer and antioxidant agent in traditional system of medicine.
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  • Department of Zoology, Periyar EVR College Trichy – 23, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Department of Zoology, Periyar EVR College Trichy – 23, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Department of Zoology, Periyar EVR College Trichy – 23, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Department of Zoology, Periyar EVR College Trichy – 23, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Department of Biochemistry, Pavendher Barathidsasan College of Arts and Science, Trichy – 24, Tamil Nadu, India
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