A note on Sanjeevani plant of Ramayana.

Ficus religiosa Linn is a large evergreen tree found throughout India, wild as well as cultivated. It is popular indigenous system of medicine like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy. In traditional system of medicine, various parts such as stem bark, root bark aerial roots, vegetative buds, leaves, fruits and latex are used in diabetes, vomiting, burns, gynaecological problems, dysentery, diarrhea, nervous disorders, tonic and astringent. Phytochemical investigation of plant barks, showed the presence tannins, saponins, flavonoids, steroids, terpenoids and cardiac glycosides.

Mumbai For botanist couple Dr Marselin and Dr Sarah Almeida, life has become even more busy and fruitful post-retirement. For more than four decades, this zestful but low-profile duo from Goregaon has meticulously documented, studied and taught botany, working closely with the Bombay Natural History Society, the Blatter Herbarium of St.

Scientists make a sexually reproducing plant go asexual asexual reproduction does have certain advantages over sexual reproduction when it comes to plants. It is faster, easier and requires less energy. Production is higher too. Seeds produced asexually are clones of the mother plant and have exactly the same traits. This takes away the need for constant cross-breeding needed to retain

KOLKATA: The 230-year-old Indian Botanical Gardens are going to be renamed as Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanical Gardens.

Announcing this here, Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh described the move as

SHILLONG, May 19: Rarest of the rare botanical species in the world is found in Meghalaya. The stunning flower of considerable size known as Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, first discovered by an Italian botanist Odoardo Beccari in 1878 on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, was discovered at Ri-Bhoi district on Saturday.

Searching for the great hedge in the UK, Dileep Chinchalker uncovers the story of a hedge that ran from Torbela near Rawalpindi to Calcutta in the 19th century Who knows it better than thrushes and shrews that strong hedges have a direct bearing on one

Mumbai, November 20 If you thought bio-engineering experiments are confined strictly to grains, fruits and vegetable crops, here's a piece of news.

Two new genetically modified species of bougainvillea

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It is unlikely that many of us will ever see Phragmipedium kovachii in the flesh. Discovered only seven years ago, the stunning pink orchid grows on inhospitable limestone cliffs in Peru's