Botanical Report
International Journal of Plant Sciences
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Traditional uses of medicinal plants of Solanum nigram Linn. remedies on Vitiligo

M. Maridass and G. Raju



The aim of the study was conducted from March 2014 to June 2015 to investigate the uses of medicinal plants by the yadava community in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, South India. The traditional medicine of plants information was gathered from the head of the traditional healers. The information of the present report the extract of S. nigrum was displayed a significant result of the regeneration of melanocytes in vitiligo affected skin area.


Keywords: Yadava community; Traditional medicine; Vitiligo; Solanum nigrum Linn.; Solanaceae


Studies on the phenological behaviour of Elaeocarpus venustus Beed. in Agasthiyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India


S. Saravanan and K. Muthuchelian




Phenology is study of the timing of recurring biological events, among phases of the plant species, which provides background for collecting and synthesizing detailed quantitative information on the rhythms of plant communities. During the visits, all marked individuals were qualitatively characterized and the phenostage of a species was determined by considering their status. Each individual was observed every fortnight for three years for phenological phases such as (i). Production of Young Leaves (YL), (ii) Maturation of Leaves (ML), (iii) Abscission of Leaves (AL), (iv) Production of Young Flowers (YF), (v) Maturation of Flowers (MF), (vi) Production of Young Fruits (YFR), (vii) Maturation of Fruits (MFR) and (viii) Ripening of Fruits (RFR). The Upper Kodayar of Western Ghats climate is characterized by three seasons. . In the present study, all the individuals of E. venustus were observed to have their leaf initiation, leaf fall, flowering and fruiting occurring seasonally i.e once in a year. The fruit initiation (YFR) episode was in the months from September to November. The activity of leaf initiation of E. venustus negatively correlated with rainfall, maximum temperature and minimum temperature. The highest flowering peak of E. venustus was recorded during monsoon episodes. Concurrent ripening of fruits by majority of species in pre-monsoon period may offer post dispersal advantage for seeds to germinate. Fruit initiation was occurring during the post monsoon seasons in E. venustus.

Key words: phenological behaviour, E. venustus, conservation.

Volume No 5(1)                                                                  March 2016
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