Ethnomedicinal uses of Sthalavrikshas (temple trees) in Tamil Nadu, southern India

dc.contributor.author Gunasekaran, Mariappan en_US
dc.contributor.author Balasubramanian, P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-08T20:58:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-08T20:58:20Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Worship of plants is practiced throughout the world and is well established from pre-historic periods in India. In Tamil Nadu state, India this customary practice follows with religious faiths and culture. One such religious worship is known as Sthalavriksha (sthal: locality, vriksha: tree) in temples. Very few field studies have been conducted on Sthalavriksha practice and its role in social, ecological and environmental impacts of local people. In particular, ethnomedicinal uses on Sthalavrikshas, occurring in the temples of Tamil Nadu have been unexplored. A survey was conducted at 1165 ancient temples of the state and revealed the occurrence of 112 plant species during 2002-2006. At the time of study, several ethnomedicinal uses of 101 Sthalavriksha species were recorded by both direct observations and referred to by devotees, priests and Nattuvaidyas (traditional healers) in the temples. en_US
dc.format.extent 16 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gunasekaran M, Balasubramanian P. 2012. Ethnomedicinal uses of Sthalavrikshas (temple trees) in Tamil Nadu, southern India. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 10: 253-268. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/23560
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Botany Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject Hawaiians--Ethnobotany--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotany--Hawaii--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Plants, Medicinal--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotany--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Ethnomedicinal uses of Sthalavrikshas (temple trees) in Tamil Nadu, southern India en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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local.identifier.alturi http://www.ethnobotanyjournal.org/vol10/i1547-3465-10-253.pdf en_US
local.identifier.callnumber DU624.65 .E84 en_US
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