S. GAYATHRI DEVI*, S. GNANA RANJITHA, R. SELVA KUMARI AND T. J. S. RAJAKUMAR
Centre for Botanical Research, P. G. and Research Department of Botany, St. Johns College, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli-627 002 [Affliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli-627 012]
(Tamil Nadu), India
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(Received : February 26, 2020; Accepted : April 22, 2020)
Medicinal plants, being free from side effects, have been used as a raw material in traditional medicines to treat various diseases from the ancient period. Due to the increasing population, several plants have been exploited in a large scale which results in the extinction of plants in some regions. Plants with botanical and local name were collected from Thoothukudi district (Tamil Nadu). Medicinally important plants were
listed out and its uses were gathered from the local people and documented. It was revealed that only 18 important medicinal plants were used in daily practices.
Key words : Traditional knowledge, documentation, medicinal plants