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.