Vol. 10, Issue 1, Part A (2022)
Diversity of medicinal pteridophytes in Shevaroy hills of Eastern Ghats, South India
Author(s): Moorthy D and Aravindhan V
Abstract: In this study, we provide a comprehensive data of the ethnomedicinal uses of some ferns from Shevaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu. Based on these data, the documented therapeutic potential of ferns is analysed to highlight the gaps in our knowledge that deserve further investigation and can also be used as a starting point in the development of new drugs. Literature reports of ethnomedicinal uses of ferns were collated based on published work from scientific journals, books, reports and online databases. A total of 35 species are reported to be used as ethnomedicines. Each of these important species has been reported in the primary literature more than 50 times. Further research targeting the individual ingredients responsible for the pharmacological effects and their mechanisms of action is needed. These studies will further support the therapeutic potential of medicinal fern species for their future clinical applications in modern medicine.
How to cite this article:
Moorthy D, Aravindhan V. Diversity of medicinal pteridophytes in Shevaroy hills of Eastern Ghats, South India. Int J Herb Med 2022;10(1):65-70.