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Year : 2015 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 190-192

Medicinal plant development area in Doddabetta Nilgiri north forest division,
Tamil Nadu - an Overview

B.Deepa1*, P.Venkatalakshmi and P.Neelavathi2

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B.Deepa*

Department of Biochemistry, Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Women’s College, Mannargudi

  • 1. Department of Biochemistry, Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Women’s College, Mannargudi
  • 2. Department of Biochemistry, Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Women’s College, Mannargudi

Received on: 13/05/2016

Revised on: 13/05/2016

Accepted on: 13/05/2016

Published on: 13/05/2016

  • B.Deepa, P.Venkatalakshmi and P.Neelavathi (2015), Medicinal plant development area in Doddabetta Nilgiri north forest division,
    Tamil Nadu - an Overview. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation, 7(4): 190-192. doi: 10

Abstract

The Medicinal Plant Development Area (MPDA) in Doddabetta covers an area of 195.32 ha and falls in the revenue villages of Udhagai Rural, Thuneri and Thummanatty of the Nilgiris district. Cinchona plantation was established in the Nilgiris, a century ago to produce large quantities of quinine sulphates, the prime anti-malarial drug. In over a century and quarter of its existence it has saved millions of lives.

Keywords

Cinchona, Doddabetta, Medicinal Plant, MPDA, Nigiris, Quinine, Shola