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** New ** Plantation of Medicinal Plants at National Institute of Siddha campus

 

National Institute of Siddha along with Aynthinai of Chennai Trekkers club, Mckenzie, Social workers Mr. Ravichelvan and Mr Madhavan jointly organized a plantation drive of medicinal plants in this campus on 5-8-17. Mr Prasanna of CTC and their group procured medicinal plants from various nurseries for this plantation. About 40 medicinal plant species were planted. The plantation started at 7 am. About 60 volunteers mostly of Software & IT professionals have participated in this plantation drive. Prof.Dr.Banumathi, Director of NIS inaugurated the event with a welcome speech. She comprehensively explained the uses of medicinal plants. She pin pointed the merits of Neerbrahmi and Vallarai with ancient Siddha literature quotes. The volunteers made three set of bunds in a professional way and planted the herbs. Mulching and irrigation were done after plantation. The Adathodai, Nochi, Velerukku plants are planted on the periphery. About ten trees like Marudham, Naval, Iluppai were planted along the fence of the car parking area. Some of the medicinal herbs were planted at NIS Herbal house also. The details of medicinal plants planted at this event are given in the table

 

S.No

Tamil Name

Botanical Name

Quantity

1

Nagathali

Ruta chalepensis

3

2

Velerukku

Calotropis gigantea

5

3

Thippili

Piper longum

5

4

Malai Vallarai

Centella sp.

5

5

Vallarai

Centella asiatica

5

6

Thiruneetru pachilai

Ocimum basilicum

5

7

Manathakkali

Solanum nigrum

5

8

Seemai agathi

Cassia alata

3

9

Poonai meesai

Orthosiphon stamineus

5

10

Karu umathai

Datura metel

3

11

Spear Mint

Mentha spicata

7

12

Vilamichai

Andropogon muricatum

5

13

Adathodai

Justicia adhatoda

5

14

Thoothuvalai

Solanum trilobatum

5

15

Nayuruvi

Achyranthes aspera

3

16

Avuri

Indigofera tinctoria

2

17

Seenthil

Tinospora cordifolia

5

18

Karpooravalli

Coleus aromaticus

5

19

Ranakalli

Bryophyllum pinnatum

5

20

Neerbrahmi

Bacopa monnieri

5

21

Pirandai

Cissus quadrangularis

4

22

Masipathiri

Artemisia indica

5

23

Vetrilai

Piper betle

6

24

Sitharathai

Alpina calcarata

2

25

Lemon grass

Cymbopogan citratus

5

26

Muppirandai

Cissus adnata

4

27

Ilaipirandai

Cissus setosa

2

28

Uruttu pirandai

Cissus rependa

1

29

Nochi

Vitex negundo

2

30

Sirukurinjan

Gymnema sylvestre

2

31

Insulin plant

Costus igneus

5

32

Roja

Rosa damascene

1

33

Nilavembu

Andrographis paniculata

2

34

Arali

Nerium indicum

1

35

Vettiver

Vettiveria zizanioides

1

36

Nethrapoondu

Blepharis maderapatensis

2

37

Naval

Syzygium cumini

2

38

Marudham

Terminalia arjuna

4

39

Iluppai

Madhuca indica

4

40

Marundhu koorkan

Coleus forskohli

5

 

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