Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.17, Issue 2, 2011; Page No.(331-334)

ETHNO BOTANICAL ASPECTS OF SOME WILD PLANTS OF POTTALVILAI, THENGAMPUTHOOR PANCHAYAT, NAGERCOIL, KANYAKUMARI DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU, INDIA

V. Mary Kensa

Abstract

Ethno botanical survey was conducted in the area of Pottalvilai situated in Thengamputhoor Panchayat, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District. During survey, the first hand information about traditional uses of wild plant species was collected from rural people. The study reveals the indigenous medicinal uses of 43 plant species belonging to 42 genera and 29 families. Documentation of traditional knowledge on the ethno medicinal use of these plants is essential for conservation effort for the plant sources and new drug development.

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