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Ethnomedicinal Aspects of some Weeds from Paddy Fields of Villupuram District in Tamil Nadu, India

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The present investigation has been carried out to enumerate the ethnomedicinal plant growing in the paddy field of Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu. Ten selected sites in the Villupuram district was taken for investigation. Random quadrate method was adapted for studying the phytosociological attributes of the weeds. A total of 145 plant species belonging to 22 families were identified, out of which 39 plant species are medicinally important to cure different diseases in human beings directly. Amaranthaceae and Euphorbiaceae was the dominant family seen during observation. Frequency, Relative frequency, Density, Relative density, Abundance, Relative abundance and Important Value Index (IVI) of the species were calculated.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 19)
S. Dhanam and B. Elayaraj, "Ethnomedicinal Aspects of some Weeds from Paddy Fields of Villupuram District in Tamil Nadu, India", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 19, pp. 1-10, 2014
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