Medicinal Plant Garden

Medicinal Plant Garden

Since time immemorial, plants have provided mankind with plethora of valuable medicines and pharmaceuticals. Pharmacy course requires the students to learn and practice exploration and exploitation of drugs from various origins including the plant kingdom. Keeping in view this requirement, our college has set up a medicinal plant garden comprising of different varieties of easily cultivable plants and herbs.

A medicinal plant garden serves several purposes such as ?

  • To provide students the opportunity to learn Pharmacognosy by studying the cultivation and preservation of medicinal, volatile oil yielding and aromatic plants from which several drugs and pharmaceuticals are obtained.
  • To provide authenticated herbs and plant samples required in regular practicals and research investigations.
  • To provide an opportunity to investigate the possibility of successfully cultivating exotic plants and herbs in the local geo-climatic environment.
  • To provide an opportunity to study the factors essential for maximizing drug output of superior quality from plants and herbs.



Our Medicinal Plant garden is situated near the entrance of the Main Pharmacy Building, providing a serene view and greenery. The garden functions as a display area for plants, herbs and spices as well as a source for conservation of several standard botanical specimens. The plants are cultivated and preserved in rectangular beds and are well labeled for easy identification and to facilitate teaching. Our medicinal plant garden comprises of a variety of species including ...



  • Kalmegh: Andrographis paniculata (Acanthaceae)
  • Gritakumari: Aloe vera (Liliaceae)
  • Bringaraj: Eclipta alba (Asteraceae)
  • Black datura: Datura metel (Solanaceae)
  • Black turmeric: Curcuma caesia (Zingiberaceae)
  • Visalyakarani: Eupatorium triplinerve (Asteraceae)
  • Ashwagandha: Withania somnifera (Solanaceae)
  • Misti tulsi: Artemisia seoparia (Asteraceae)
  • Gulancha: Tinosopria cordifolia (Menispermaceae)
  • Nishinda: Vitex negundo (Verbenaceae)
  • Guggul: Commiphora weightii (Burseraceae
  • Bisalyakarani: Achyranthes aspera (Amaranthaceae)
  • Citronella: Cymbopogon nardus (Graminae)
  • Swet berela: Sida cordifolia (Malvaceae)
  • Shankar jata: Acalypha sp. (Euphorbiaceae)
  • French basil: Ocimum basilicum (Lamiaceae)
  • Babui tulsi: Ocimum sanctum (Lamiaceae)
  • Krishna tulsi: Ocimum basilicum (Lamiaceae)
  • Hawaii tulsi: Ocimum kilimanjaricum (Laminaceae)
  • Karpur tulsi: Ocimum kilimandscharicum (Lamiaceae)
  • Lemon tulsi: Ocimum americanum (Lamiaceae)
  • Insulin plant: Costus igneus (Costaceae)
  • Lemon grass: Cymbopogon flexuausus (Graminae)
  • Antamul: Tylophora indica (Asclepiadaceae)
  • Patahrkuchi: Kalanchoe pinnata (Crassulaceae)
  • Gurmar: Gymnema sylvestre (Asclepiadaceae)
  • Anantamul: Hemidesmus indicus (Asclepiadaceae)
  • Mehndi: Lawsonia inermis (Lythraceae)
  • Tejpata: Cinnamomum tamala (Lauraceae)
  • Daruchini: Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Lauraceae)
  • Gol marich: Piper nigrum (Piperaceae)
  • Rudraksha: Elaeocarpus ganitrus (Elaeocarpaceae)
  • Mango: Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae)
  • Banana: Musa paradisiaca (Musaceae)
  • Bamboo: Dendrocalamus sp. (Poaceae)


Medicinal Plant Garden Gallery