‘Sadvaidyasala’ published a book titled “Plants of Arogyashram and their healing powers”,Jan. 2012. This provides information of the common names, description, distribution, habitat, plant parts uses, the main constituents and medicinal uses
more than 250 medicinal plants in the garden.

  List of Nursery and Garden from where plant collections are done   

Welcome to BV Pundit‘s Herbal Garden!


Bhishagratna Sri B.V.Pundit started “Sadvaidyasala”, a concern manufacturing Ayurvedic medicines and Danta Dhavana Churna (Nanjangud Tooth powder) was established in the year 1913. In 1926, he purchased a land of extent 6acres in Nanjangud and started growing a few medicinal plants like Bhringaraja, Neeli, Kumari, Sahachara, Ikshuraka, vidari, Chitramoola, Usheera, Brihati, Kantakari, Taruni (Edwara rose) etc. Roses were grown on a large scale and used for preparing pure Rose water and Rose Gulkhand.

In 1961 the garden was shifted to a new place in Banglore-Ooty road, adjacent to Sri Dhanvantari Arogyashram (established by Sadvaidyasala) which is an Ayurvedic nursing home. The main purpose of the garden:

  1. An Out-door class room with living museum of medicinal plants species for doctors, botanists, students, academicians.
  2. To show-case medicinal plants described in Ayurvedic Nighantus and Indian Materia Medicas.
  3. To display the medicinal plants of significant therapeutic value and potential for R &D products.

Dr Shankar Sastry, who had just then retired from “Kerala Ayurveda Samajam” Shoranur was appointed as the first Medical Officer for Arogyashram. He was instrumental in getting one hundred plant species from Nilambur Forest area. Some plants were got from Bangalore and Mysore Nurseries and also from Kolkata Tiljala and Model Nurseries. A few were got from B R Hills.

With the help of the herbalists some plants were got from local sources. So, by 1992 the number of medicinal plants species was 200. Another perfumery plant called Bursera delpechiana Poiss. ex Engl (Linaloe, Indian Lavender) was introduced in 1961. Now their number is nearly 200 plants.

Out reach activities:

  1. Academicians, students, industrialists from various colleges in and around Mysore, Coorg, and Bangalore district come on academic tour. Local people, patients also visit the garden for serenity and education. So far, Ayuvedic College, Bangalore Ayurvedic College, J.S.S.Ayurvedic College, Ponnampet Forestry College, Mysore J.S.S.Science college have also visited
  2. Most of the plants in the garden have boards containing images of all the 324 plants with the scientific name, Kannada name and its chief use with a brief introduction, which makes the garden more informative.

Contact us:

Director, Operations
The Sadvaidyasala Pvt ltd

M.G.S Road, Nanjangud - 571 301
Karnataka, India
Phone:+91 8221 226299
Email: rajesh@sadvaidyasala.com; bvvenkateshamurthy@gmail.com

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Suggested citation: Editors: D K Ved (Late), Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Vijay Barve, Vijay Srinivas, Sathya Sangeetha,  K. Ravikumar, Kartikeyan R., Vaibhav Kulkarni Ajith S. Kumar , S.N. Venugopal, M.V. Sumanth, Sugandhi Rani, Surekha K.V., and Nikhil Desale. 2002-2014. (envis.frlht.org / frlhtenvis.nic.in).  FRLHT‘s ENVIS Centre on Medicinal Plants, Bangalore and MoEF, GoI..  Copy Right: FRLHT, Bangalore and MoEF, GoI.
Last Updated on: 1 September 2015