Garden gradually expanded its collections by procuring saplings from notable gardens/nurseries with in and across Peninsular India as mentioned in the following.
1. FRLHT- Ethnomedicinal Garden & Nursery, Bangalore.
2. GKVK, Bangalore
3. Dhanvantari Vana, Bangalore
4. M/s M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation, Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala
5. I.I.H.R, Bangalore
6. Chandra Vana, Ayurvedic College, Mysore
7. Yogavana, Kanakapura Road, Bangalore
8. Namada Chilume, Tumkur
9. Siddhara Betta, Tumkur
10. Pilikula, Mangalore
11. K V G College, Sulliya
12. Mr Ravidra Itala, Puttur
13. Sri Manjunatha Gowli, Karje
14. Shobhavana – Mooda bidri, Karnataka
15. Swamy Nursery, Attibele, Hosur
16. Mr Chandrashekar, Shanivara Sante
17. The College of Forestry, Ponnampet
18. Gundlupet Nursery
20. 4th Ayurveda world Expo-Bangalore
21. T B G R I, Palode –Kerala
22. Univeristy of Agricultural Sciences, Mannaty, Trisshur
23. AVP Herbal garden, Palakkad, Kerala
24. Dr P.M.George Vargheese, Kothamangala, Kerala
25.Mr.P.J.Chackochan,Wynad vanamoolika Samrakshana sangam, Pulpally Kerala.
26. Krishi Vijnan Kendra, Ambalavayal, Kerala
27. Soundarya Nursery,Chennai.
28.“Irula” Tribal Womens Welfare Society, Thandarai, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu
29. Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Poonamllee, Tamil Nadu
30. Mr Kavit Kumar, Mysore
31. Burliar Nursery, Mettupalyam, Tamil Nadu
32. Mr Krishna Charan, Basavanagudi-Bangalore.
At present the number of species is 324. Garden team welcome and seeks suggestions from viewers for further developments.
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:
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.
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