A medicinal plant garden “Nirma Herbal Wealth” covering a total area of 3356 sq meters has been developed at the university campus. The garden maintains a live collection of over 153 species of different medicinal and aromatic plants. The garden houses a variety of medicinally important herbs, shrubs and trees spread in a well-defined area.
The plants grown are useful in the practical classes of Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drug Technology. This well-developed medicinal plant garden provides a strong impetus for herbal drug research and to impart training to the graduate students. It supplies crude raw material and fresh plant specimens essential to carry out herbal drug and natural product-related research by the graduate, postgraduate and doctoral students of Institute of Pharmacy. Students of Institute of Pharmacy use the botanical garden to collect the herbs for their routine practical work as well as for their research work during their project. Students collect the plant parts based on their project need to prepare extract and isolate the important phytoconstituents with therapeutic importance. The collection of plants is also useful to prepare herbarium specimens by undergraduate students.
Some of the trees available at the garden include Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna), Saraca asoca (Ashoka), Moringa oleifera (Drumstick), Azadiracta indica (Neem) and Ficus carica (Anjeer). Some of the important plant species are Datura metel, Commiphora mukul, Gmelina arborea, Cymbopogon citratus, Vetiveria zizanoids, and Plumbago zeylenica.
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