The traditional medicinal uses of 58 angiospermic plant species belonging to 54 genera of 31 families for various diseases and ailments like wounds, cuts, stomach pain, diabetes, fever, cold, poisonous bites etc., by the Paliyar tribes of Shenbagathope in Virudhunagar district of Tamilnadu, India, are mentioned. Generally, fresh part of the plant is used for the preparation of medicine. When fresh plant parts are not available, dried parts are also used. Attention should be made on proper exploitation and utilization of these ethnomedicinally important plant species.
Shanmugam, S.; Gayathri, N.; Sakthivel, B.; Ramar, S.; and Rajendran, K.
"Plants used as Medicine by Paliyar Tribes of Shenbagathope in Virudhunagar District of Tamilnadu, India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
, Article 13.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss2/13