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The techniques of botanical description were only beginning to develop in 17 th century.

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Botany itself was not an independent branch of science then in Europe but was only a part of Medical education. Morphology of various parts of the flowers was not properly understood and hortus malabaricus functions mostly unknown.

Therefore, the tenns and expressions used by Rheede and his collaborators to write the Latin descriptions of the plants in general and the flowers in particular in Hortus Malabaricus, do not always carry the technical meanings attributed to those very same tenns and expressions by botanists today.

The 17th century dialectical Malayalam names of the taxa which alone are given in this pre-Linnaean bookwhich could have given clues in some cases, have not been able to hortus malabaricus interpreted correctly by hortus malabaricus, mostly scientists not familiar with the intricacies of the language, who were looking for solutions oftaxonomic and nomenclatural problems.

The entire text being in antiquated Latin, the valuable infonnation contained in it is not readily available to many modern investigators and users either.


Present relevance of the 17 1JJ century Botany book The present relevance of the book today for hortus malabaricus, however, is mainly two-fold.

It is estimated that in the next five years the cost ofallopathic medicines will be 10 times more than what it is today, compelling the common people to fall back to their ancient traditional medical systems.

Hortus Malabaricus provides the most hortus malabaricus document ofour ancient, indigenous knowledge ofmedicinal plants and their uses, by helping to distinguish proven, locally available medicinal plants, to help our native people, giving the much needed solace to them.

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Indigenous medical knowledge for self reliance in health care For the drug to be really effective, indeed hortus malabaricus correct medicinal plant should be selected.

Apart from recognizing the correct medicinal plants recommended in Hortus Malabaricus by the traditional physicians, to effectively treat the hortus malabaricus illnesses, establishing the correct botanical identity ofthem acceptable under the rules ofthe International Code ofBotanical Nomenclature, is also absolutely essential for all matters concerning the Biological Patent Laws and Intellectual Property Rights.

Despite the unique importance ofthe book, the correct scientific taxonomic identity of many of the plants of Malabar, as well as the medicinal properties of them, their methods of use, etc. An English Edition, recently publishedcontains a true, word by word translation ofall the 12 volumes of Hortus Malabaricus from the original old Latin into English.

Detailed Analytical Study of Medicinal Plants in Hortus Malabaricus

The original style ofthe language is followed and no attempt is made to hortus malabaricus or modernize the language, to International Seminar on "Multidisciplinary Approaches in Angiosperm Systematics" facilitate other researchers to take up their own studies.

In addition to the English translation, the correct scientific botanical nomenclature and identity ofall plants, acceptable under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature ICBNare given, along with their important synonyms and basionyms with author citations. The process ofidentification was based not only on the descriptions and illustrations given in the original book, but also studying fresh collections ofthe plants made personally by the present author during the past few decades, from hortus malabaricus localities in Malabar from where Rheede originally collected them years ago.

Correct interpretation ofthe old dialectical Malayalam plant names also proved to be ofconsiderable help to arrive at conclusions about their identity in several instances.

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Medicinal properties ofthe concerned plants, as originally certified by the hortus malabaricus local traditional Malabar physicians, who hortus malabaricus all such information contained in it are translated and interpreted in this English Edition.

Besides, the officials in the department do not share the Minister's enthusiasm. His travels have thus been turning points in his itinerant lifestyle.

Modern interpretation On this fourth visit to India he is presenting a modern hortus malabaricus of the 17th Century tome, Hortus Malabaricus the Hortus malabaricus of Malabara botanical compendium on the medicinal plants of Malabar devised and collated by Dutch Governor Van Rheede and physician and ayurveda expert Itty Achuthan.

He worked over the project for three months in his studio in Germany.

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However, he pointed out hortus malabaricus the seeds of the two were a useful distinguishing factor. An Indian endemic, Singh gives the geographical location of Cycas circinalis as follows: It typically occurs in fairly dense, low shrub-woodlands in hilly areas, and is still locally abundant.

Names of each species is written in Malayalam as well as Konkani Then known as Brahmananchi Bhas A description of each hortus malabaricus was written in Malayalam and thence translated into Portuguese, by a resident at Cochin, named Emmanuel Carneiro.

The Secretary to Government, Hortus malabaricus Van Douep, further translated it into Latin, that the learned in all the countries of Europe might have access to it.

The whole seems then to have passed under the supervision of another learned individual named Casearius, hortus malabaricus was probably a Dutch Chaplain and a personal friend of Van Rheede.