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Abstract

FLORISTIC COMPOSITION AND ETHANOBOTANICAL PRACTICES OF SACRED GROVES OF NEMMARA, PALAKKAD DISTRICT, KERALA

Divya K.R.*, K.Manonmani

ABSTRACT

Conservation of plants and animals by the indigenous people is very common. They believe trees are the places of gods. Sacred groves are the example of this conservation. These are locked information sites, but the secret of herbs and their medicinal uses are known by the people residing near it. Field studies on floristic composition and ethanobotanical practices of the sacred groves of in and around Nemmara village, Palakkad district, Kerala was undertaken. A total of 50 plants species belonging to different families were recorded. The mode of mythical and therapeutic uses and conservation practices of these plants by the local people have been recorded from eight sacred groves.

Keywords: floristic, ethanobotanical, Nemmara, Palakkad, sacred


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