Herbal Medicinal Garden is being maintained by the Department of Pharmacognosy of the college. The students used to visit the garden batch wise four times a week during lab hours. In the garden around 30 medicinal plants mainly Henna, Lemon grass, Vasaka, Bael, Vinca, Arjuna, Mango, Tulasi, Aswagandha etc. were maintained by us. Medicinal plants such as Aloe, Neem, Turmeric and Ginger cure several ailments.
Each plant has its own physiological and pharmacological actions. The cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants also leads to industrialization to a greater extent. Herbs for leaf harvest include mints, basil, lemon balm, lemon grass oil etc. these herbs are easy to grow, look good, taste and smell amazing and many of them are magnets for bees and butterflies.
All the medicinal and aromatic plants introduced in Herbal Medicinal Garden were properly managed for their further growth. Due to presence of varied chemical compounds in different plant species makes it remarkable as a major source of treatment of varied disorders.
Herbs can be classified as being annual, perennial or biennial depending on whether they need to grow from seed each year or come back from overwintering crowns, roots or bulbs. A single herb can be grown in a container as a specimen plant or several herbs can be planted together to give the balcony or patio gardener a functional culinary herb garden.
The idea for medicinal garden was the brainchild of Susan Smith (later Cavanagh) who was a local nature artist.