Growing a green pharmacy at your home is not as hard as you think, all what you need:
- is small garden space,
- or pots of suitable size and shape,
- and a green thumb.
You can harvest your own fresh ingredients for healing bath waters, infusions, decoctions and soothing balms. There is nothing more natural and fulfilling to add to your household’s health. So, what are you waiting for?
If you turn to growing plants in your own garden or in pots, it would mean having a first-aid box of natural home remedies and cutting down on the need of running to a chemist store or doctor for many ailments, for prevention and for feeling well.
Situated in the hospital premises of I-AIM Healthcare Centre at Yelahanka, Bengaluru, is I-AIM’s Herbal Garden and Nursery, which has distinctively earned its reputation of being a one stop, trusted destination for herbal gardening enthusiasts not only for the city folk, but also for people from nearby villages.
From the ubiquitous Tulsi, or Aloe vera to the memory enhancing herbs such as Brahmi and Jatamansi to the kitchen herbs such as mint and curry leaves to the natural insulin herb Madhunashini for diabetes control to the rare medicinal plants such as Saraca asoca and edible rudraksha, plants possess the power to contribute to your well-being.
Your Medicine Cabinet in your Garden
At I-AIM nursery, plant species for your Home/Institution Garden have been carefully selected considering their medicinal value, safety and efficacy, ornamental value, ease of growing and maintenance.
In the context of primary health care, our objective is to encourage more homes, schools, students, corporate houses and other institutions to adopt and grow medicinal plants and establish herbal gardens in their home/institution premises. In the process, young people will learn about the names, uses, and cultural and economic value of medicinal and aromatic plants, and how to manage these resources and the biodiversity they represent.
I-AIM Nursery’s Home/ Institution Garden Packages
Suitable medicinal plant packages can be chosen to meet the requirement of individual houses/ public and private institutions/organisations /parks which are available at affordable prices. A special User’s Guide is also provided with the package, free of cost, which has information about the identification, maintenance and use of plants for various ailments.
|Sl. No.||Botanical Name||Kannada||Habit||Layout options||Where to grow||Part used||Uses|
|1.||Tinospora cordifolia||Amrithaballi||Climber||Clambering||Pot/Fence. Requires support||Stem/Leaves||Fever, Acidity, Diabetes. Liver tonic, General immunity,|
|2.||Punica granatum||Daalimbe||Tree||Standalone/hedge||Pot/Garden||fruits/ Rind||Diarrhea, Acidity, Worms, Eye problem. Antioxidant|
|3.||Centella asiatica||Ondelaga||Herb||Beds||Pot/semi aquatic shady locations||Leaves||Fever, Scanty urination. Memory enhancer, Hair care|
|4.||Bacopa monnieri||Neeru brahmi||Herb||Beds||Shallow enlarged pot, semi aquatic shady locations||Aerial parts||Memory enhancer, Hair care|
|5.||Phyllanthus emblica||Nelli kai||Tree||Stand alone||Garden||Fruits||General immunity, Hair care|
|6.||Withania somnifera||Ashvagandha||Herb||Clumps||Pot/Dry areas||Roots/Leaves||General immunity, Blood purifier|
|7.||Moringa oleifera||Nugge||Tree||Stand alone||Garden||Leaves/Fruits/Bark||Stomach ache, Intestinal worms, Fungal infection|
|8.||Piper betle||Veelyadele||Climber||Clambering||Pot/shady locations||Fruiting spike||Cold, Throat pain. Improve digestion|
|9.||Adhatoda zeylanica||Adusoge||Shrub||Standalone/Hedge||Pot/hedges||Leaves||Fever, Cold, Respiratory problem|
|10.||Aloe vera||Lolesara||Herb||Clumps||Pot/Rockery||Leaves||Skin care, Hair care
|11.||Andrographis paniculata||Nelabevu||Herb||Standalone/Hedge||Pot/Semi-shaded areas||Leaves /aerial Parts||Fever, skin problems|
|12.||Basella alba||Basale soppu||Climber||Clambering||Pot/Garden. Support required||Leaves /aerial Parts||Mouth ulcer, Constipation, Cuts and wounds. Flatulence|
|13.||Ruta graveolens||Naagadaali||Herb||Stand alone/ Hedge||Pot||Leaves||Cold, Cough, Indigestion, Stomach ache|
|14.||Sauropus androgynus||Chakramuni||Shrub||Hedge/Stand alone||Pot/Garden||Leaves||General immunity|
|15.||Stevia rebaudiana||Sihi tulasi||Herb||Beds||Pot/Garden||Leaves||Sugar free sweetener|
|16.||Gymnema sylvestre||Madhunashini||Climber||Clambering||Pot, along fence & on other supports||Leaves||Diabetes|
|17.||Hibiscus rosa-sinensis||Dasavala||Shrub||Hedge/Stand alone||Pot, Garden||Leaves/Flowers||Menstrual disorders, scanty urination. Hair care|
|18.||Lawsonia inermis||Goranti||Shrub||Fence/Hedge/ Stand alone||Pot/Garden||Leaves||Fungal infection, Menstrual disorders. Burning feet|
|19.||Murraya koenigii||Karibevu||Tree||Stand alone||Pot/Garden||Leaves||Digestion, Liver tonic|
|20.||Ocimum tenuiflorum||Tulasi||Herb||Stand alone/Hedges/ Clumps||Pot/ in group, single||Leaves||Cold, Fever|
|21.||Piper longum||Hippali||Creeper||Clumps||Pot/shady locations||Fruiting spike||Cough, Hoarse throat, Indigestion|
|22.||Spilanthes calva||Madhumallini||Herb||Beds||Pot/Garden||Flowering spike||Dysentery, Body pain|
|23.||Holarrhena pubescens||Giri mallige||Tree||Stand alone||Garden||Bark||Dysentery, Bleeding disorders|
|24.||Bauhinia tomentosa||Basavana Paada||Tree||Stand alone||Garden||Leaves||Fever|
|25.||Coleus aromaticus||Doddapatre||Herb||Clumps||Pot, dry areas in garden||Leaves||Cough, Allergy|
|26.||Cymbopogan citratus||Nimbe hullu||Herb||Clumps/Hedges||Pot, open place in moist area||Leaves||Reduces body heat|
|27.||Cynodon dactylon||Garike||Herb||Lawn||Pot, lawns||Aerial parts||Cuts and wounds, Vomiting, In digestion|
|28.||Eclipta prostrata||Bhrungaraja||Herb||Beds||Pot, moist/ Semi aquatic||Leaves||Hair care, Skin care|
|29.||Vetiveria zizanioides||Laavancha||Herb||Clumps/Hedges||Pot/Garden||Leaves||Reduces body heat, Indigestion|
|30.||Asparagus racemosus||Shatavari/Halavu makkala taai beeru||Climber||Clambering||Pot/Dry places. Requires support||Tubers||Acidity, Scanty breast milk. General immunity|
For future enquiries contact us at:
I-AIM’s Herbal Garden and Nursery
C/o Foundation of Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT)
#74/2, Jarakabade Kaval, Post Attur
Via Yelahanka, Bengaluru-560 064
Tel: 91 80 28568004,
Fax: 91 80 28567926
Web link: http://envis.frlht.org/garden.php