Mediational garden or herb garden, specialised medicinal gardens have been made at least since the Middle Ages, though plants were grown for medical purposes long before. A ‘simple’ is a herb used on its own in medical treatment. Many modern drugs are, of course, extracted from herbs and other plants.
The term “Pharmacognosy” was first coined by C.A. Seydler in 1815. The term refers to the science or knowledge of drugs or medicines derived from natural sources. The collection of plants for medicinal uses dates back to the ancient Sumerians in 2500 B.C. It is well known that Indians/ China/ Native Americans provided the only medical remedies for the treatment of various diseases obtained by the early settlers, sailors when they visit these prospective countries.
To promote an understanding of the medicinal uses of native plants as it relates to the profession of pharmacy. This medicinal garden will help bridge the past with the future for our pharmacy learners.
The Native Medicinal Garden is administered by the Department of Pharmacy Practice. It includes over 23 different medicinal plants identified by metal placards. The institute has a dedicated herbal garden with variety of medicinal plants, most of the plants are native to the region. The garden is evet growing and being experimented with the faculties and students. Below is the list of the some of the plants in the garden-
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