The traditional health care system is quite prevalent in the rural areas of Kanyakumari district. The present study deals with enumeration of 25 plant species from 25 families, used as traditional medicine by local indigenous community of the area. The different parts of the plants are used to cure several kinds of illnesses. The leaf is predominantly used, and is followed by roots, tubers, and rhizomes. The indigenous community prefers these plants as home remedy against fever, leucorrhoea, rheumatism, headache, indigestion, etc.
Kingston, C.; Nisha, B. S.; Kiruba, S.; and Jeeva, S.
"Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by Indigenous Community in a Traditional Healthcare System,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2007
, Article 7.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2007/iss1/7