Research Biotica, Volume 2, Issue 4 : 131-134. Doi : 10.54083/ResBio/2.4.2020.131-134
Review Article

Published on : 30-Oct-2020

A Review on Some Folk Medicinal Plants and Their Common Uses

  • Thirumal Sivakumar
  • Dept. of Botany, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu (608 002), India Dept. of Botany, Thiru A. Govindasamy Govt. Arts College, Tindivanam, Tamil Nadu (604 307), India
  • Deepa Balasubramanian
  • Dept. of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu (608 002), India Dharmapuram Gnanmbigai Govt. Arts College for Women, Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu (609 001), India


Current study aimed to Botanical features, applications in traditional medicinal plants, used to treat and prevent many types of diseases and systematically review publications indicating the viability of traditional medicinal plants. The leaves, fruits, seeds and bark of medicinal plants are used in traditional medicine to treat disorders affecting many systems, including blood circulation, the immune system, the heart, and digestive, respiratory, genetic, musculoskeletal, and conjunctive systems. Some herbal plants are used as pleasant spices, flavors, dyes, and preservatives food etc. Virtually every part of the plant has its own medicinal properties. Various types of phytochemicals found in medicinal plants play a key role in many types of diseases and are also used to produce medicines. The plant has various functions such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, ant-diabetic, antibiotic, hemolytic properties that are widely used by indigenous peoples around the world. The folk medicinal plant uses of 12 herbal species belonging to various families are reported in this review article.


Antimicrobial activity, Antioxidant activity, Folk medicine, Medicinal plants, Phytochemicals

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