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Mechanisms of plant defense against insect herbivores
By understanding the mechanisms of induced resistance, this work can predict the herbivores that are likely to be affected by induced responses and could be exploited as an important tool for the pest management to minimize the amounts of insecticides used for pest control. Expand
In vitro antibacterial activity of some plant essential oils
Cinnamon, clove and lime oils were found to be inhibiting both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, whereas aniseed, eucalyptus and camphor oils were least active against the tested bacteria. Expand
Traditional knowledge of Kani tribals in Kouthalai of Tirunelveli hills, Tamil Nadu, India.
An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among the ethnic groups (Kani/Kanikaran) in Southern Western Ghats of India. Traditional uses of 54 plant species belonging to 26 families are described underExpand
Medicinal plants used by traditional healers in Kancheepuram District of Tamil Nadu, India
It was showed that many people in the studied parts of Kancheepuram district still continue to depend on medicinal plants at least for the treatment of primary healthcare, and there is a grave danger of traditional knowledge disappearing soon. Expand
Cinnamaldehyde--a potential antidiabetic agent.
The results of this experimental study indicate that cinnamaldehyde possesses hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects in STZ-induced diabetic rats. Expand
Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants commonly used by Kani tribals in Tirunelveli hills of Western Ghats, India.
Traditional healers who are practicing herbal medicine among the Kani tribals in Tirunelveli hills of Western Ghats, India are identified and quantitatively document their indigenous knowledge on the utilization of medicinal plants particularly most common ethnomedicinal plants. Expand
Ethnobotanical survey of folk plants for the treatment of snakebites in Southern part of Tamilnadu, India.
Protective activity of plants-Aristolochia indica, Hemidesmus indicus, Gloriosa superba, Strychnos nux-vomica, Eclipta prostrata, and Andrographis paniculata against the lethal action of snake venom and need further investigation. Expand
Antimicrobial activity of some ethnomedicinal plants used by Paliyar tribe from Tamil Nadu, India
It is shown that Toddalia asiatica, Syzygium lineare, Acalypha fruticosa and Peltophorum pterocarpum could be potential sources of new antimicrobial agents. Expand
Ethnobotanical investigations among tribes in Madurai District of Tamil Nadu (India)
The results showed that these tribal people still depend on medicinal plants in Madurai district forest areas, and the documented ethnomedicinal plants were mostly used to cure skin diseases, poison bites, stomachache and nervous disorders. Expand
Antibacterial and antifungal activity of Cassia fistula L.: an ethnomedicinal plant.
Hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol and water extracts from the flower of Cassia fistula were tested against bacteria and fungi and exhibited antibacterial activity against Gram-positive organisms with minimum inhibitory concentrations. Expand