Hortus Malabaricus is an online community platform serving an international interest group regarding the Hortus Malabaricus, a 17th century volume book . K. S. Manilal has spent over 35 years rendering Hortus Malabaricus to English. has presented to the scientific world, the English edition. Images from the Hortus Malabaricus volumes at Blatter Herbarium Library of St. . Indian for the newly chartered Dutch and English East India Companies.

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Log In Sign Up. However, the greatest importance ofit today is with regard to the plant wealth ofMalabar and their medicinal uses. About this book Language: Written in Latinit was compiled over a period of nearly 30 years and published in Amsterdam during — Malabarichs Commons has media related to Hortus Malabaricus.

Linnaeus and many others after him used the illustrations and descriptions in it as gortus types of many botanical taxa erected by them, in accordance to the system of binomial nomenclature of plants.

Had the information contained it the book was provided by a Catholic priest from Italy who came to Cochin recently for missionary work, who helped Van Rheede in the initial stages of its compilation, or by three Konkani Brahmin priests who had migrated to Cochin merely a couple of decades back from Goa due to religious persecution there, how-so-ever knowledgeable and erudite they might have been, could perhaps not have been considered as an valid record representing the true, authentic, traditional indigenous knowledge of Malabar.

All the country around was diligently searched by the natives best acquainted with the malabaeicus of plants; and fresh specimens were brought to Cochin where the Carmelite Mathaeus sketched them, with such striking accuracy, that there was no horfus in identifying each particular species when you see his drawings.

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The Hortus Malabaricus comprises 12 volumes of about pages envlish, with copper plate engravings.

Every evening a lamp is lit in the small lampmast in front by his descendents-the members of the present Kollat family- who lives rnglish to it. Malavaricus page was last edited on 7 Novemberat When a US patent was awarded in to the University ofMississippi for the use of turmeric powder in wound healing, the matter created an uproar in India.

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The book gives a detailed account of the flora of Keralaalong with sketches and detailed descriptions.

The scientific identification of Rheede’s plants were made to a considerable extent from this fresh collections. The world courts follow a similar pattern.

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The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. The first Volume of Hortus Malabaricus.

Van Amersfoort visited the birthplace of Kollat Itty Achuthan Vaidyan at Kadakkarappally- a small village -about 40kms. The current relevance ofthe book is also explained. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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It was supplied to him by the most famous traditional native physician ofMalabar ofthat time, Itty Achuden. Itty AchudanK.

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 the hortjs in Malabar from where Rheede originally collected them years ago. This knowledge malabarics used to sustain the community and its culture and to maintain the genetic resources necessary for the continued survival of the community. Go to Conservation Land Management.

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Hendrik van Rheede is said to have taken a keen personal interest in the compilation of the Hortus Malabaricus.

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The plants were described under their dialectical Malayalam names that were used by the natives ofCochin, where Rheede was stationed at that point oftime in 17 th century.

Hortus Malabaricus meaning “Garden of Malabar” is a comprehensive treatise that deals with the properties of the flora of the Ma,abaricus Ghats region principally covering the areas now in the Indian states of KeralaKarnataka and the union territory of Goa. Help Center Find new research papers in: It is a rare record of the medicinal plant wealth and traditional medical practices of ancient India. A collection of plant species mentioned in Hortus Malabaricus is maintained in ‘Hill Palace compound at Tripunithra.

This may be considered as an example ofwhat a significant practical role in the society can be played by Taxonomy and Taxonomists, apart from their purely scientific and academic contributions. Collection of plant species of ‘Hortus Malabaricus’.

The ownership of medicinal plants, though extremely complex, is the most valuable asset of indigenous people and their traditional knowledge. Rules on the eligibility of ‘novel’ biological material for patent protection are quite demanding.

Traditional Knowledge can not be patented due to lack of’ novelty’.