Medicinal Garden

                   Herbal Garden created by Department of Pharmacognosy at PSG College of Pharmacy has been dedicated to the public by Dr. Krishnamachari Ravi, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi on Friday 8 th April 2016 at 3.00 PM. As per the Pharmacy Council of India guidelines, herbal garden has been created and maintained by PSG College of Pharmacy in an area of half acre land with 50 different herbal plants. The herbal garden is situated opposite to PSG Hospitals, Peelamedu, Coimbatore.

Walkway around the herbal garden has been laid with sand on one side, small stones on another side, grass on the third side and bare ground on the fourth side. The herbal garden helps the students in identifying the different medicinal plant species as part of their academic activity.

The garden is open for public use from 6 am to 8 pm. Public can walk with bare foot to strengthen the relationship of men and soil. Facilities to perform pranayama is also available at the herbal garden. Traditional and modern medicine highlight the importance of walking coupled with pranayama. The herbal garden fulfills the University guidelines and also helps the public to gain the beneficial effects. Noni, mudakkathan, nilavembu, thulasi, lemongrass are some of the herbs planted in the herbal garden that are useful for diabetic and hypertensive patients.

The herbs available in the herbal garden will help the public in identifying and knowing the medicinal values of natural products that are used in making medicinal teas, tinctures, and other applications. Noni extract made from the fruit after fermentation, is useful in treating diabetes, while lemongrass tea made by extraction with water provides a soothing effect to the throat. In future, efforts will be made to provide details about the preparation of various home remedies using these herbs.

Name of the drug Biological Source and Family Medicinal Uses
Asparagus Asparagus racemosus Asparagaceae Urinary tract infection, joint pain (rheumatism), uterine tonic, as a galactogogue (to improve breast milk), in hyperacidity
Kunrimani Abrus precatorius (Wild Liquorice) Fabaceae Dental caries, baldness, dandruff, other diseases of scalp
Adathoda Adathoda vasica Acanthacea Bronchodilator and antihistaminic effects
Nilavembu Andrographis paniculata Acanthaceae Anti-spasmodic, Febrifuge, Hepatotonic, Stomachic.
Mullatha Annona muricata Annonaceae Anticancer property
Asparagus Azadirachta indica (Margosa) Meliaceae. Anthelmintic, antifungal, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antiviral, treat skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis
Aloe vera Aloe vera Lilliaceae Moisturizing, and healing properties of aloe vera. laxative products
Brammi Bacopa monniera Plantaginaceae Improving memory, Irritable bowel syndrome, Alzheimer's disease
Insulin plant Chamaecostus cuspidatus Costaceae In the treatment of Diabetes
Mudakathan Cardiospermum halicacabum Sapindaceae Arthritis
Vetiver Chrysopogon zizanioides Poaceae Cosmetics, aromatherapy herbal skincare and ayurvedic soap, antiseptic properties
Lemon grass Cymbopogon citratus Poaceae Preservative, antifungal, insect repellent, relieving cough
Centalla (vallarai) Centella asiatica Apiaceae Improve memory
Canarium strictum Canarium strictum (Karunkungiliyam) Burseraceae Exudates a resin called as "Sambrani’
Lime (key lime, lemon) Citrus aurantifolia Rutaceae Perfumes and Aromatherapies Antioxidants and anti cancer properties
Seedless lime Citrus latifolia (Persian lime) Rutaceae Anti-inflammatory activity
Vadukapuli lime Citrus pennivesiculata Rutaceae Narthangai Used to treat flu and cold. Fruit acids gently exfoliate to enhance skin tone and texture
Babloos lime Citrus maxima Rutaceae Sedative effect in cases of epilepsy
Arugambul Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass) Poaceae To cure stomach infection, acidity; antimicrobial, diabetes and antiviral properties
Karisalanganni Eclipta alba (Bhringraj) Asteraceae Hair loss, Liver protector skin diseases and cold related problems
Clove Eugenia caryophyllus Myrtaceae Dental analgesic
Sacred fig Arasa maram Ficus religiosa Moraceae Asthma, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, gastric problems, inflammatory disorders
Sarkarakolli Gymnema sylvestre (Madhusnani) Asclepiadaceae Used in diabetes, metabolic syndrome, weight loss, and cough. snake bite antidote, digestive stimulant, appetite suppressant
Nannari Hemidesmus indicus Asclepiadaceae Anti-syphilitic, Diuretic, Diaphoretic, Tonic, Galactogogue, Antidiarrhoeal
Sembaruthi Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Shoe flower) Malvaceae Cosmetic skin care & hair care preparation
Pungai Millettia pinnata Fabaceae To treat wounds caused by poisonous fish
Noni Morinda citrifolia (Indian mulberry) Rubiaceae Diabetes, high blood pressure, pains, burns, arthritis, the effects of aging, and for treating parasitic, viral, and bacterial infections
Nutmeg Myristica fragrans Myristicaceae Flatulence, local stimulant to the gastro-intestinal tract anti-oxidant reduce muscular pain and rheumatic pain of joints used in dentistry for toothache relief
Thulasi Ocimum sanctum (holy basil,) Lamiaceae Insect repellent, Common cold and fever, Cough treatment, Acne, Curing mouth ulcers, Memory improvement, Strengthening immune system
Mint thulasi Ocimum sanctum Lamiaceae Cough treatment, Acne, Curing mouth ulcers
Pipper vettila Piper betle (Vetrilai) Piperacea Used as an antiseptic and a breath-freshener
Kuru mulagu Piper nigrum (Black pepper) Piperaceae Anti-flatulent effects, Treat problems associated with the digestive system, to eradicate parasitic worms, an appetizer. throat inflammation
Thippali Piper longum Linn.(Long pepper) Piperaceae Increase immunity power, It helps to destroy germs, increase haemoglobin
Red sandal Pterocarpus santalinus Fabaceae Treating digestive tract problems, fluid retention, coughs
Karpooravalli Plectranthus amboinicus, Lamiaceae For the treatment of coughs, sore throats and nasal congestion
Sarpagantha Rauwolfia serpentina.(Snakeroot) Apocyanaceae Schizophrenia, hypertension
Sambrani Styrax benzoin Styracaceae In the treatment of bronchitis and colds
Simarosba Simarouba Simaroubaceae To treat dysentery
Kandangkathiri Solanum xanthocarpum Solanaceae Antioxidants, used for treating all respiratory diseases like cough, phlegm and cold related fevers
Naval (jamun) Syzygium cumini Myrtaceae Anti cancer, antidiabetic
Puvarasu Thespesia populnea Malvaceae Used for the treatment of skin and liver diseases
Nochi (Blade) Vitex negundo Verbenaceae Anti-inflammatory, Vermifuge, Natural repellent Astringent
Dandrpala Wrightia tinctoria Apocynaceae In the treatment of Diarrhoea

The green spaces in hospitals often provide a place of refuge that promotes healing in patients, families, and staff. These gardens help improve health outcomes and are called healing gardens.

Clare Cooper Marcus and Marni Barnes, leaders in the field of healing gardens, say that the benefits come because the gardens promote:

  • Relief from symptoms
  • Stress reduction
  • Improvement in overall sense of wellbeing and hopefulness

With this aim in mind, PSG College of Pharmacy has developed a herbal garden inside the PSG health campus to provide benefits to a diverse population with different needs.

It is our hope that those who walk barefoot around this garden will get benefited by the rich aroma, acupuncture effects and natural therapy.