This study was carried out in several geographically isolated pockets of the Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, India, in a region inhabited by a tribal group called the Kanikkars. The authors found that a total of 80 plant species belonging to 72 genera and 46 families were used by the natives of the study area for the treatment of such ailments as diabetes, rheumatism, jaundice, fever, cold, cough and snake bite. The full results of this study are organized in table form and include the species botanical name, parts used, method of administration, dosage, and the local or vernacular names of the species.
Mohan et al., V. R.
"Ethnomedicinal Plants of the Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 10.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/10