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Volume 7 Issue 3
March-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2003293

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2071-2080

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Wetland Plants Used By Indigenous People To Treat Against Skin Diseases In Agastheeswaram Taluk, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, South India.

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2349-5162

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"Wetland Plants Used By Indigenous People To Treat Against Skin Diseases In Agastheeswaram Taluk, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, South India.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 3, page no.2071-2080, March-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2003293.pdf

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ABSTRACT: Plants which grow in wet places or in water either partly or wholly submerged are called hydrophytes. wetland hydrophytes are very remarkable forms of plant life and they find a more or less precious footing in pond ecosystem. Most of them are covered by means of weeds and plants became useless. The present study is to analyze the medicinal use of such weeds and plants and make aware the public about the importance of pond plants. The main objective was to assess and document the potential of floral resources and how it’s used to cure skin diseases. Field study consisted of plant collection and interview with local traditional healers. Botanical name, Tamil name, family, life form, habit, parts used, used in various medicinal system, ailments of species are provided in this paper. The result revealed that 45 wetland medicinal plants under 41 genera and 28 families were under use by the local inhabitants against skin diseases and various ailments too, 7 species used as food, one species used as craft, fodder and ornamental respectively. Out of total taxa, 40 species are Dicotyledons under 36 genera and 23 families, 4 species are monocotyledons under 4 genera and 4 families and only one species Pteridophytes. Further the wetland hydrophytes classified in morphological group viz., under Shore plants (16), Wetland plants (15), Emergent amphibious hydrophytes (10) free floating and Floating submerged anchored hydrophytes (2 species each). The survival of these native wetland species is threatened and hence continuous Monitoring and conservation of wetlands and wetland plants of Agastheeswaram Taluk is important to safe guard the biological wealth of the study area.

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Key words: Skin diseases, Agastheeswaram Taluk, wetland hydrophytes.

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"Wetland Plants Used By Indigenous People To Treat Against Skin Diseases In Agastheeswaram Taluk, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, South India.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 3, page no. pp2071-2080, March-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2003293.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2003293
Registration ID: 230161
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 3 | Year March-2020
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Page No: 2071-2080
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Wetland Plants Used By Indigenous People To Treat Against Skin Diseases In Agastheeswaram Taluk, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, South India.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 3, page no. pp2071-2080, March-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2003293.pdf




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