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Title: Survey and Comparison of Floristic Diversity and Ethnic culture in Punikkol kavu and Chirakkakavu Sacred Groves of Thalassery, Kannur District, North Kerala, India.

Authors: Prathyusha.P

Topic: Agriculture & Biotechnology



            Sacred groves exist in various parts of the country and are unique examples of ecological understanding and management. These are locked information sites. The Sacred grove concept is one of the strategies developed by many human societies to conserve biological resources using a traditional approach. In the present study deals with the floristic comparison and ethnobotanical practices of the two sacred groves, Punikkol kavu and Chirakkakavu, Kannur District, Kerala. Punikkol kavu is rich in plant diversity when compared to Chirakkakavu. A total of 70 plant species belonging to 36 families were located in Punikkol kavu and 41 plant species belonging to 22 families were located in Chirakkakavu were recorded. The mode of mythological and therapeutical uses and conservation practices of these plants by the local people have been recorded.                   

KEY WORDS: Sacred groves, Biological resources, Ethnobotany, Punikkol kavu and Chirakkakavu,


    COMMENT - 1

  • Surya Narayanan Sethumadavan (Viewer) 19th Nov 2015 - 4:22 PM
    very interesting article and pretty time consuming as well. I loved the pics at the end of the article. however i would have preferred a table with the names of these herbs and medicinal plants and their biological benefits.
    Also to add more credibility to this article coming under the medicine category, it would have been interesting to see how these medicinal plants have been used in traditional medicine in India.
    • P.Prathyusha (Author) 26th Nov 2015 - 11:52 AM
      thank u so much for your appreciation surya narayanan....................
      • Surya Narayanan Sethumadavan (Viewer) 26th Nov 2015 - 12:35 PM
        welcome prathyusha

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  • Amitabha Ray (Viewer) 25th Nov 2015 - 10:49 PM
    Well-researched work. It would be interesting to see if investigators could isolate particular components of the plants that might have medicinal importance.
    • P.Prathyusha (Author) 26th Nov 2015 - 11:56 AM
      what you said is absolutely correct......but i mentioned here, the traditional uses of medicinal plants that is used by the local people.........this work is only a survey work .......defenitely i will extend my work upto the compound isolation
      • P.Prathyusha (Author) 26th Nov 2015 - 11:57 AM
        thank you for your comments........

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  • Dr. AJIT V PANDYA (Viewer) 26th Nov 2015 - 11:36 AM
    good morning.......just one day more ......good progressing ........very informative and systematic .........worldclass conference......
    26th Nov 2015 - 11.35 am indian time
    • P.Prathyusha (Author) 26th Nov 2015 - 11:58 AM
      yes absolutely..............

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  • KARTHIKEYAN KUMAR (Viewer) 26th Nov 2015 - 12:19 PM
    Hi Dr.P.Prathyusha,
    Very interesting article...this sort of papers will help to build biodiversity as well as you mentioned above if you find any novel medicinal uses in any available plants over there will be an additional support.
    • P.Prathyusha (Author) 26th Nov 2015 - 10:17 PM
      majority of the plant i mentioned in my paper is rare and practiced regular by the local people..................this is new knowledge to the people , and it also help the people who working in drug isolation

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  • Diana Thamby Ebenezer (Viewer) 26th Nov 2015 - 2:13 PM
    Extensive field work, time consuming but contributing useful information in the field of Botany. I wonder how this article is been categorised under "Medicine"
    • P.Prathyusha (Author) 26th Nov 2015 - 10:21 PM
      yes you are absolutely correct, but there is no other relevant discipline is available in the list .................that is why i posted in medicine.