December, 1, 2022, 6:03am
December, 1, 2022, 6:03am

Medicinal Plant Garden

Medicinal Plant Garden Committee

To impart basic knowledge of medicinal plants, a herbal garden containing plants of folklore and medicinal importance is established in Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Guwahati campus in the year 2007 with an adequate area of plant occupying around 1400 square feet in greenhouse shading and surrounded by concrete boundary. This medicinal plant garden is currently having around 84 kinds of medicinal plants and all are tagged with their scientific names. Medicinal plant garden committee comprises of the following members looking after different related issues. 

  1. Mr. Ratul Das, President SSA, Chairperson and Financial Advisor
  2. Prof. (Dr.) P. Malairajan, Principal GIPS, Secretary cum Administrator
  3. Dr. Trishna Das, Assistant Professor, Garden Coordinator
  4. Dr. Damiki Laloo, Associate Professor, Garden Co-Coordinator
  5. Mr. Biren Kalita, Non-teaching staff, Gardener
  6. Representative of students member.

Functioning of the committee:

  1. The secretary of the committee will be functioning as the overall head of the planning and implementation of the gardening and beautification activities of the campus.
  2. The garden coordinator will be responsible for the timely conduct of meetings to discuss the overall improvement of the garden. However, in absence of the garden coordinator, Secretary will nominate the next committee member to serve the functions of the coordinator.
  3. The garden coordinator will communicate from time to time with the secretary and perform the assigned functions.
  4. The committee shall elect from their number of members to serve as Chairman, Secretary and garden coordinator.
  5. A casual vacancy in the committee member may be filled by the committee.
  6. The committee may co-opt other persons to aid in gardening and beautification activity.
  7. The committee may promulgate rules to the usage of medicinal plants or their parts available in the garden.

Objective of MPG:

  1. Promotion of cultivation and conservation of Medicinal Plants.
  2. To develop cultivation techniques (agro-techniques) including Quality Plant Materials.
  3. Cultivation of some medicinal plants which fair well only in the forest ecosystem as inter-cropping in and around the forest areas. 
  4.   To create optimum awareness and interest amongst the common people about medicinal plants 
  5.  To conserve the biodiversity of medicinal plants of Assam.
  6.  To introduce the cultivation of more and more exotic medicinal plants.
  7.  To strengthen the educational system and research on Medicinal Plants inside the Institution.
  8. To undertake Researches on the development and formulation of herbal drugs in close collaboration with Universities, Research Institutions and industries. 
  9. To increase public awareness about the efficacies of herbal drugs.

List of available medicinal and aromatic plants in the garden with scientific nomenclature and their medicinal uses:

Sl. No.Local NameScientific Name/ VarietyFamily TypeMedicinal UsePicture
1BrahmiBacopa monnieraScrophulariaceaeBrain tonichttps://media2.picsearch.com/is?mp5XT_V9EonFOiFFWeCmCfrRon58hBddkj9jqlm4FKk&height=255
2MahabrungurajWedelia calendulaAsteraceaeCNS Stimulanthttps://media3.picsearch.com/is?2p5Sn3zPe1LgwpKajLitMBm5Wukj1CqNNIPYnEMpBo8&height=261
3ChameleonHouttuynia cordataPolypeptatodaceaeAllergic reaction, Tonichttps://media4.picsearch.com/is?k3povEVNNxNUCDfHUxx1o1C-Y6GIG5OG67sOAyxzJ80&height=255
4LemongrassCymbopogon citratesGraminaeBronchitis, Skin diseasesImage result for lemon grass plant
5Keyaban (Nagarmotha)Cyperus rotundusCyperaceaeAntiinflammetory, Antipyretic, Analgesichttps://media2.picsearch.com/is?8NasQXRSkp5urpZxLnJkYsbpe1cW1nqL6HE_y22I-kg&height=187
6BusAcorus calamusAcoraceaeCarminative, StimulantRelated image
7Curcuma StarchCurcuma angustifoliaZingiberaceaePharmaceutical aidRelated image
8ShankargandiIpomoea batatus hynaeConvolvulaceaeAphrodisiac, galactogenic, chologogueImage result for shakarkandi plant
9CitronellaCymbopogon winterianusPoaceaeInsect repellentImage result for citronella plant
10MenthaMentha piperitaLabiataeCarminative, Expectorant, antifungalImage result for mentha plant
11AmroodPsidium guajavaMyrtaceaeLaxativeImage result for Psidium guajava
12AgarGellidium amnasiiGelidaceaeCulture mrdia, EmulsifierRelated image
13Boga chandanSantalum albumSantalaceaeDiuretic, ExpectorentRelated image
14LalmirchCapsicum frutescensSolanaceaeCarminativeImage result for Capsicum frutescens
15Kath alooDioscorea bulbiferaDioscoriaceaeAntidisenteric, AntisyphilicImage result for Dioscorea bulbifera
16Nimboo(lemon)Citrus limonRutaceaeCarminative, flavouring agentImage result for Citrus limon
17OrangeCitrus aurintiumRutaceaeStomachic, CarminativeRelated image
18VasakaAdhatoda vasicaAcanthaceaeExpectorant, AnthelminticImage result for vasaka plant
19BhedailataPaediria foetidaRubiaceaeAnti-diarhoealImage result for Paederia foetida
20HaladhiCurcuma longaZingiberaceaeColouring agent, blood purifierImage result for Curcuma longa
21MadhuselengPolygonum chinensisPolygonaceaeAntibacterialImage result for Polygonum chinensis
22MasandariAmeriacan callicarpusVebinaceaeTonic, allergic reactionImage result for American callicarpus
23PatchouliPogostemon cablinbenthLaminaceaeAntidote snake biteImage result for Pogostemon cablinbenth
24GuduchiTinospora cordifoliaMenispermaceaeAntipyretic, antidotImage result for Tinospora cordifolia
25LatumoniAbrus precatoriusFabaceaeLeucoderma, cough,coldImage result for Abrus precatorius
26SarpagandhaRauwolfia serpentinaApocynaceaeAnti-hypertensiveImage result for Rauwolfia serpentina
27Indian aloeAloe feroxLiliaceaePurgative, protectiveImage result for Aloe ferox
28VincaCatheranthus roseusApocynaceaeAnticancerImage result for Catharanthus roseus
29KulekharaAsteracantha longifoliaAcanthaceaeBlood forming agentImage result for Asteracantha longifolia
30YastimadhuGlycyrrhiza glabraLeguminoceaeSweetnersImage result for Glycyrrhiza glabra
31Lemon balmMelissa officinalisLabiataeSedative, AntibacterialImage result for Melissa officinalis
32NephaphuClerodendrum colebrookianumVerbinaceaeAntispasmolytic, carminativeRelated image
33PunornovaBoerhavia diffusaNyctaginaceaeLaxative, diureticImage result for Boerhavia diffusa
34CodbaelPassiflora edulisPassifloraceaeArthritis, asthmaImage result for Passiflora edulis
35MadhukariStevia rebaudianaAsteraceaeAntidiabetic, sweetnersImage result for Stevia rebaudiana
36SugandhmantriHomalomena arometicaAraceaeSkin diseases, hepatitisImage result for Homalomena aromatica
37Tita bhekuriSolanum indicumSolanaceaeAsthma, fever, vomitingImage result for Solanum indicum
38VanillaVanilla panifoliaOrchidaceaeFlavouring agentImage result for Vanilla planifolia
39VetiverVetiveria zizanoidesPoaceaeCosmetics, skin care, aroma therapyImage result for Vetiveria zizanioides
40Tupchini/ SukchiniSmilax GlabraLiliaceaeAntidiabeticImage result for Smilax Glabra
41Galangal(rasna)Alpinia galangaZingiberaceaeCarminativeImage result for Alpinia galanga
42GurmarGymnema sylvestreAsclepiadaceaeAntidiabeticRelated image
43Annato(lipstick)Bixa orellanaBixaceaeColouring agentImage result for Bixa orellana
44AswagondhaWithania somniferaSolanaceaeAphrodisiacImage result for Withania somnifera
45ArtemisiaArtemisia annuaAsteraceaeAntimalarialImage result for Artemisia annua
46BahaktitaAdhatoda vasicaAcanthaceaeCough and allergic problemsImage result for Adhatoda vasica
47HagunilataTinospora kordifolMenispermaceaeAntipyretic, antidoteImage result for Tinospora cordifolia
48Krishna tulsiOcimum tenuiflorumLamiaceaeCough syrupsImage result for Ocimum tenuiflorum
49KalmeghAndrographis paniculataAcanthaceaeTonic, stomachicImage result for Andrographis paniculata
50KehrajEclipta albaAsteraceaeToothache, headache, jaundiceImage result for Eclipta alba
51Kalihari seedlingGloriosa superbaColchicaceaeGout, rheumatismImage result for Gloriosa superba
52Arjun plantTerminalia arjunaCombreatacaeCardiotonicImage result for Terminalia arjuna
53Aloe veraAloe barbadensisXanthorrhoaceaeAstringent, antidiabeticImage result for Aloe barbadensis
54Alpinia seedlingAlpinia calcarataGingiberacaeCarminativeImage result for Alpinia calcarata
55Amada seedlingCurcuma amadaAmaryllidaceaeCarminativeImage result for Curcuma amada
56Apamarg seedlingAchyranthes asperaAmaranthaceaeCough, cold, bronchitis, asthmaImage result for Achyranthes aspera
57Banhaladhi seedlingCurcuuma caesiaZingiberaceaeAnticancerImage result for Curcuuma caesia
58Ram tulsi seedlingOcimum gratissimunLamiaceaeCough, allergic reactionImage result for Ocimum gratissimum
59Decalapis seedlingDecalepisis hamiltoniiAsclapiadiaceaeAnti-microbial, insecticidalImage result for Decalepis hamiltonii
60Karanj seedlingCaesalpinia bonducCaesalpiniaceaeFebrifuge, tonic and anthelminticImage result for Caesalpinia bonduc
61Kalahaladhi seedlingCurcuma caesiaZingiberaceaeAsthma, cancer, woundsImage result for Curcuma caesia
62Borgamot mint seedlingCitrus bergamiaLamiaceaeAnti-depressant, stimulantImage result for Citrus bergamia
63Punarnova seedlingBoerhavia diffusaNyctaginaceaeLaxative, diureticImage result for Boerhavia diffusa
64Passion fruit seedlingPassiflora edulisPassifloraceaeBronchial condition, arthritis and asthmaImage result for Passiflora edulis
65VarunCrataeva nurvalaApocynaceaeLaxative, stomachic, tonicImage result for Crataeva nurvala
66Bora elaichiAlpinia malaccensisZingiberaceaeWounds, emetic, perfumery industryImage result for Alpinia malaccensis
67Dupor tengaBryophyllum calicymumCrassulaceaeAnticancer, antihypertensiveImage result for Bryophyllum calycinum
68HurujkantiBelamcanda chinensisIrideaceaeAntiinflammatory, analgesic, antibacterialImage result for Belamcanda chinensis
69HarhjoraCissus quadriangularisVitaceaeArthritis, gout, antidiabeticImage result for cissus quadrangularis
70Bon naharuCrinum asiaticumAmaryllidaceaeAntimicrobial, analgesic, antiviralImage result for Crinum asiaticum
71KonibihCroton tigliumEuphorbiaceaeRheumatism, neuralgia, goutImage result for Croton tiglium
72Bhui titaCuranga amaraScrophulariaceaeTonic, febrifugeRelated image
73KalimusliCurculigo orchiodesZingiberaceaeAntidiabetic, immunostimulantImage result for Curculigo orchioides
74PalmrosaCymbopogon martinaPoaceaeInsect repellent, anthelmintic, antifungalImage result for Cymbopogon martina
75LaizaboriDrymaria cordataCaryophyllaceaeDiuretic, stomachic, jaundiceImage result for Drymaria cordata
76MakhilotiDrymaria cordataFabaceaeEpilepsy, feverImage result for Flemingia strobilifera
77Kola bahekJasticia gendarussaAcanthaceaeAsthma, rheumatismImage result for Justicia gendarussa
78Boga bahekJusticia adhatodaAcanthaceaeExpectorant, chronic bronchitisImage result for justicia adhatoda
79Cheng moraLasia spinosaAraceaeRheumatism, throat ailment, stomach achesImage result for Lasia spinosa
80BhatghillaOroxylum indicumBignoniaceaeGastric ulcer, scabies, skin diseas, tonsil painImage result for oroxylum indicum
81AgiachitaPlumbago zeylanicaPlumbaginaceaeChronic rheumatoid arthritis, tumorous growthRelated image
82PasatiaVitex negundoVerbenaceaeAbdominal pain, asthma, feverImage result for Vitex negundo
83BaharuZingiber zerumbetZingiberaceaeToothache, cough, asthma, leprosyRelated image
84Bon adaZingiber cassumunarZingiberaceaeInflammation, pain, aroma therapyImage result for Zingiber cassumunar