Medicinal Plants Used to Cure Cuts and Wounds in Athur Region of Thoothukudi District in Tamil Nadu, India
An ethnomedicinal study was conducted to enumerate the medicinal plants used by the inhabitants for the treatment of cuts and wounds in Athur region of Thoothukudi district from January to February, 2020, among 9 key informants through a semi-structured questionnaire. Present documentation enumerates 28 species of medicinal plants belonging to 27 genera and 19 families used to cure cuts and wounds. Fabaceae (5 species) was found as the best-represented family. Trees were found maximum (14 nos., 50.0%), leaves (56.76%) were the most preferable plant part, plant materials were mostly used in the form of paste (29.76%) and mostly (51.36%) applied topically. More ethnobotanical studies should be encouraged before the traditional knowledge of indigenous people vanishes.
Keywords: Medicinal plants, Cut and Wound, Athur region, Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu.
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