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H HERBAL GARDEN At-A-GLANCE
Department of Botany, Faculty of Science Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi-110062 Website: www.jamiahamdard.edu/www.jamiahamdard.ac.in
J.H. HERBAL GARDEN At-A-GLANCE 1989-2011
Department of Botany, Faculty of Science Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi-110062 Website: www.jamiahamdard.edu/www.jamiahamdard.ac.in
FOUNDER OF THE UNIVERSITY Institute of History of Medicine and Medical Research was founded by Late Hakeem Abdul Hameed Sahib, a world renowned practitioner of Unani Medicine in 1962 under Hamdard National Foundation and was given the status of deemed university by the University Grants Commission in 1989.
MISSION The Herbal Garden of Jamia Hamdard strives on economic activity relating to cultivation, propagation and conservation of herbal plants including rare, endangered, threatened and endemic plants from different agro-climatic zones of India for sustainable supply of raw material to the herbal and aromatic departments/industries for viable research /enterprise.
OBJECTIVES • To introduce the plants from different geographical zones for having medicinal importance at commercial level. • To design the agro -techniques for cultivation and propagation of medicinal plants and standardize them. • Document and inventorise all the medicinal plants growing in herbal garden on the basis of their passport data. • Raising the biomass (ex-situ conservation) for research and teachin g departments and for exchange programmes. • To study and assess various environmental stresses on the medicinal plants affecting their secondary metabolites. • To establish Germplasm bank , seed bank /gene bank for all the accessions collected and transplanted from various agro-climatic zones.
PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES 1. Introduction of medicinal and aromatic plants from north-west regions of India for their diversity assessment. 2. Developing cultivation methods of medicinal and aromatic plants for their demonstration. 3. Conservation strategies of rare, endangered and threatened species of Delhi and its surrounding states. 4. Conducting agro-techniques of medicinal and aromatic plants. 5. T ransplantation of Germplasm at larger scale. 6. Establishment of Germplasm and seed banks of potentially important medicinal and aromatic plants. 7. Production of seeds of tropical and temperate medicinal plants. 8. Data compilation and accession of seeds of potentially important medicinal and aromatic plants. 9. To serve as repository for future research and teaching.
UNITS OF HERBAL GARDEN
Herbal garden has the following units: • Plant introduction unit • Potted plant unit • Experimental unit • Climbers unit • Germplasm repositories • Propagation sites • Medicinal arboretum • Phytotrons (controlled growth chamber)
FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR’S DESK It is hearting to note that the Department of Botany , Jamia Hamdard is bringing out the first Brochure on Herbal Garden Jamia Hamdard has privilege to set up a herbal garden within the campus which spreads on six acres of land where about 150 species of important traditional medicinal and aromatic plants, herbs, shrubs and trees are flourishing. The main purpose of the garden is to facilitate the experimental work and initiate the ex-situ conservation of rare medicinal plants. Our faculty of Science has centre for Transgenic Plant development within the department of Bio-technology with state of the art facilities, the Botanical garden is also catering to the needs of this facility. The establishment of herbal garden was also one of the ambitions and desire of the founder of Jamia Hamdard , late Hakeem Abdul Hameed. Growth and evolution are the hallmark of a vibrant organization. From this perspective the strides made by the department of botany towards setting up and maintaining a Botanical garden are impressive. Considerable efforts are being made to conduct research on herbs to harvest their potential for drug designing as well as drug delivery. I am sure that the Botanical garden in the Jamia Hamdard campus will play a very important role in educating people and serve as a training centre for the students and the herbal practitioners. I appreciate the efforts which have been put in bringing out this information.
FROM THE HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY’S DESK
Conservation of plant assumes a greater importance in the world because its diversity gets lost unprecedently which compels the scientific community to conserve and preserve t he plant species now on the IUCN red data list for their conservation on priority. Jamia Hamdard established in 1989, is situated on Mehrauli-Badarpur road, whose founder was the world renowned Unani Physician, Late Hakeem Abdul Hamid and it has 97 acres of land. the campus has seven faculties, a beautiful central library, convention complex, modern sports facilities, scholar’s house and residential quarters. Out of the total land area, 6 acres have been earmarked for herbal garden, where trees shrubs, climbers and herbs are grown and cultivated. T he main aim of the herbal garden is to cater the needs of teaching and research departments, faculties of Science and Unani medicine. Herbal garden has raised huge repository of commercially important medicinal and aromatic plants growing in Delhi and its adjoining states and areas, being used in Indian systems of medicine and also in designing the herbal drugs. Herbal garden is being maintained for its specific objectives like conservation and propagation of rare, and endemic medicinal and aromatic plants and to make inventories and document them on their passport data. The herbal garden has well irrigation systems for scientifically designed beds for cultivation and propagation of plant materials procured from different agro climatic zones. Specific portion of land has been used for arboreal plants. The present document serves preliminary information on medicinal and aromatic plants used for herbal drugs. The herbal garden also serves a road map for the people to get training for establishing herbal gardens in their places of residence as home gardens. In near future, the university is planning to organise regular training courses for the people associated with cultivation and making the rare herb for indigenous Health Care Systems. The general lack of information and limited knowledge of Herbal diversity of the common people will increase through the present publication. I congratulate the consultants for their efforts and convey my best wishes for this publication. I appreciate the efforts of the Dean and my predecessor and wish grand success on this outdoor academic activity.
(Prof. Javed Ahmad )
Establishment of Herbal garden is a part of the house hold landscape throughout the world since time immemorial and all such gardens are often valued for their essence and beauty. The main aim of the herbal garden is to preserve and promote the medicinal values of the plants which grow mostly wild, in our surrounding and whose properties are beneficial in maintaining a balance between man and nature. The herbal garden generally consists of all the herbs which have medicinal and aromatic properties. Herbal gardens are the precious source of raw material for medicinal remedies used in primary health care. Presently medicinal and aromatic plants are becoming increasingly economically important due to growing demand for herbal products in the domestic and global market and over 90% of the medicinal plants used by pharmaceutical industry are harvested from the wild in an unsustainable manner. As a result of destructive harvesting of medicinal plants and loss and fragmentation of natural habitats majority of the species now in red list of the international union of conservation of nature (IUCN) Both the folk medicinal culture and the codified classical health system of medicine is eroding due to economic, cultural and political pressure not because they are in-effective. Number of advantages are gained from the establishment of herbal garden as is ready fresh natural resource available for ingredients medicinally. Keeping in view the importance of herbal garden Jamia Hamdard has established an Herbal Garden spread over 6 acres of land where more than 200 rare, threatened and commercially important medicinal plants have been introduced from various regions of Northern India for cultivation and propagation. The main aim of the garden is to conserve all the accessions of Plant Germplasm for repository and Germplasm Banks. Herbal Garden at Jamia Hamdard serves an important tool for teaching and research in other related faculty of science and pharmacy.
SOIL ANALYSIS OF HERBAL GARDEN, JAMIA HAMDARD
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Ph- 7.88 Organic carbon - 0.17% Phosphorus (P)- 3.7 kg/ha Potassium (K)- 113 kg/ha Nitrogen (N)- 230kg/ha Sulphur (S)-17.33 kg/ha Zinc (Zn)- 1.31 mg/kg pH of running water – 8.02
List of some commonly used plants in the Indian Systems of Medicine growing in the herbal garden, Jamia Hamdard.
Annual& Perennial Herbs
S.No Botanical name Family English name Common /Unani/Ayurvedi c name s Ulatkambal Biranjasif Bach/Vaj Uchanti Gheekanwar/Elva
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Abroma augusta (L.) L.f. Achillea millefolium L. Acorus calamus L. Ageratum conyzoides L. Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f. Alpinia calcarata Rosc. Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd.
Sterculiaceae Asteraceae Araceae Asteraceae Liliaceae Zingiberaceae Zingiberaceae
Devil’s cotton Milfoil , Yarrow Sweet flag Goat weed Barbados aloe Snap ginger The galangal
Althea officinalis L.
Khatmi khairo Atrilal Akarkara
9 10 11
Ammi majus L. Anacyclus pyrethrum (L.) Lag. Andrographis (Burm.f.) Nees.
Crow’s feet Spanish pellitory
Creat , King of Kalmegh/ Kiryat bitters Celery Milkweed Thyme Gratiola Spreading weed Air plant Leaved Brahmi Ajmod
12 13 14
Apium graveolens L. Asclepias tuberosa L. Bacopa monnieri (L.) Penn.
Apiaceae Asclepiadaceae Scrophulariacea e Nyctaginaceae
Boerhaavia diffusa L.
Bryophyllum pinnatum(Lam.) Crassulaceae
Oken 17 18 19 Cannabis sativa L. Carthamus tinctorius L. Cannabinaceae Asteraceae True hemp Safflower Crap ginger Bhang Kusum -----
Cheilocostus speciosus Zingiberaceae (Koenig.) C. Specht (syn: Costus speciosus (Koenig ) Sm.) Cichorium intybus L. Asteraceae
Curcuma longa L. (syn: Zingiberaceae Curcuma domestica Valeton) Cymbopogon citratus Stapf. Datura in noxia Mill. Datura mete l L. Datura stramonium L. Echinacea Moench. purpurea Poaceae Solanaceae Solanaceae Solanaceae (L.) Asteraceae
22 23 24 25 26
Lemon grass Thorn apple Thorn apple Mad apple Cone flower
Izkhir Dhatura Dhatura Dhatura ---
Elettaria cardamomum Maton
Cardamom The light galangal
Eltingera elatior (Jack) R.M. Zingiberaceae Sm. (syn: Alpinia speciosa K.Schum.) Foeniculum vulgare Mill. Glycyrrhiza glabra L. Apiaceae Fabaceae
29 30 31
Sweet fennel Liquorice Spiked Lily Garden cress Linseed
Hedychium spicatum Buch. - Zingiberaceae Ham Heracleum candicans Wall. Inula racemosa Hook.f. Lepidium sativum L. Linum usitatissimum L. Apiaceae Asteraceae Brassicaceae Linaceae
32 33 34 35
Kuth Halim/Haloon Alsi
36 37 38 39
Majorana hortensis Moench Malva sylvestris L. Matricaria chamomilla L. Mentha aquatica L.
Lamiaceae Malvaceae Asteraceae Lamiaceae
Sweet marjoram Malva Cham omile
Murwa Khubazi Babuna
Water mint, Marsh Podina -nehri mint Japanese mint Pudina -filfemun
Mentha arvensis L. Mentha longifolia (L.) Huds.
Carvone rich – P odina-barri mint, Horse mint Peppermint P odina-filfili
Mentha piperita L. emend. Lamiaceae Huds Mentha spicata L. Mirabilis jalapa L. Musa paradisiaca L. Nepeta cataria L. Nigella sativa L. Lamiaceae Nyctaginaceae Musaceae Lamiaceae Ranunculaceae
43 44 45 46 47 48
Garden mint Marvel of peru Edible banana Catnip Black cumin -
Pahari pudina Gul-abbas Kela ---Kalaunji -
Pittosporum napaulense (DC.) Pittosporaceae Rehder & Wilson Plantago major L. Plantago ovata Forsk. Plantaginaceae Plantaginaceae
49 50 51
Spogel seeds Blond psyllium
Plectranthus amboinicus Lamiaceae (Lour.) Spreng. (syn: Coleus aromaticus Benth. ) Plectranthus barbatus Lamiaceae Andrews. (syn: Coleus forskohlii (Poir.) Briq. ) Pluchea lanceolata Clarke Polianthes tuberosa L. C. B. Asteraceae
French thyme, ---Mexican mint
Rajnigandha 55 56 57 58 59 60 Rosmarinus officinals L. Salvia aegyptiaca L. Silybum marianum Gaertn. Simarouba glauca DC. Solanum nigrum L. Lamiaceae Lamiaceae Asteraceae Simaroubaceae Solanaceae Rosemary Egyptian sage Milk-Thistle Paradise tree Black nightshade Rusmari Tukham malanga ---Laxmitaru Makoi
Solanum virginianum L. (syn: Solanaceae Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad & Wendl.) Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Asteraceae Pruski (syn: Wedelia trilobata L.) Tagetes minuta L. Asteraceae
Yellow -Berried Kateli Nightshade
Stinking -Roger Common Dandelion Carum
Chhota Genda Kanphul/Dulal
Taraxacum officinale Weber Asteraceae ex Wiggers Trachyspermum Sprague. ammi (L.) Apiaceae
65 66 67 68 69
Trigonella foenum-graecum L. Fabaceae Urginia indica Kunth Viola serpens Wall ex Ging. Valeriana wallichii DC. Withania somnifera Dunal Liliaceae Violaceae Valerianaceae Solanaceae
Fenugreek Indian squill Sweet violet Indian valerian Winter cherry
Hulba/ Methi Jangli piyaz Banafshah Mushkbala Asgand/ Ashwagandha
71 Abrus precatorius L. Fabaceae Indian Liquorice ---Ghunghchi/ Ratti
Adenocalymma Mart.ex DC.
Asparagus adscendens Roxb. Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Musale Wild Asparagus EdibleStemmed Vine Butterfly pea
Safed musli Satawar
Cisssus quadrangularis L.
Clitoria ternatea Linn.
Aprajita/ Shankhpushpi Ratalu Kalidudhi Kalihari/ Karihari
77 78 79
Dioscorea bulbifera L. Ichnocarpus frutescens R.Br. Gloriosa superba L.
Dioscoreaceae Apocynaceae Liliaceae
Potato yam Black creeper Malabar Glory lily Miracle fruit Yellow jasmine Common Cowitch --Gulancha
Gymnema sylvestre R.Br. Jasminum humile L.
Gurmar Peeli chameli
Mucuna prurita Hook.
Rourea minor (Gaertn.) Alston
Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Menispermaceae Miers. Tylophora Merrill. indica (Burm.f.) Asclepiadaceae
Emetic Antamul Swallow-wort
86 87 Annona squamosa Linn. Artemisia absinthium Linn. Annonaceae Asteraceae Custurd apple Absinthe, Wormwood Crossandra Sharifa Vilayati afsanthin Vajradanti
88 89 90 91 92
Barleria prionitis L. Berberis asiatica Roxb. ex DC Bixa orellana Linn. Caesalpinia crysta Linn Calotropis gigantea (L.) R.Br.
Acanthaceae Berberidaceae Bixaceae Caesalpiniaceae Asclepiadaceae
Indian barberry Kilmora Annatto Tree Fever nut Crown flower Sinduri /Latkan Karanjwa Aak
Camellia japonica L.
Garden Camellia Peri winkle Celastrus Day jasmine Night jasmine Purple cestrum
94 95 96 97 98
Catharanthus roseus G.Don. Celastrus paniculatus willd. Cestrum diurnum L. Cestrum nocturnum L. Cestrum Schltdl. elegans
Apocynaceae Celastraceae Solanaceae Solanaceae
Sadabahar Malkangni Din ka raja Rat ki rani
Clerodendrum phlomidis L.f.
Verbenacae Indian Bdellium Tree Milk Bush Indian phalsa Kurchi bark
Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Burseraceae Bhandari Euphorbia tirucalli L. Grewia asiatica Mast. Holarrhena (L.) Wall. Euphorbiaceae Tiliaceae
101 102 103
Sehund Falsa Kurchi/ Inder JoTalkh
Ipomoea hederacea Jacq.
leaved Kala dana / Hab-
morning glory 105 Jasminum sambac (L.) Ait. Oleaceae Arabian jasmine Physicnut Bellyachebush, B lack Physicnut Fiddle-head jatropha Vasaca
ul-nil Moghra / Motia
Jatropha curcas L. Jatropha gossypifolia L.
Jatropha integerrima Jacq.
Justicia adhatoda L. (syn: Acanthaceae Adhatoda zeylanica Nees) Lawsonia inermis L. Nerium oleander L. Nerium indicum Mill.) Lythraceae (syn: Apocynaceae
Henna Indian Oleander Coral jasmine Screw -pine Scented geranium
Heena / Mehndi Kaner
112 113 114
Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L. Pandanus fascicularis Lam. Pelargonium graveolens L’Herit
Oleaceae Pandanaceae Geraniaceae
Harsinghar Keora Geranium
115 116 117
Plumbago zeylanica L. Psoralea corylifolia L.
Plumbaginaceae Leadwort Fabaceae Scurfy pea Serpent root
Chitrak Babchi AsrolSarpagandha/buti
Rauvolfia serpentina Benth.ex Apocynaceae Kurz Rauvolfia tetraphylla L. Apocynaceae
119 120 121
Rosa damascena Mill. Ruta graveolens L. Sambucus canadensis L.
Rosaceae Rutaceae Caprifoliaceae
Damask rose Garden Rue American Elder
Fasli gulab Sudab
122 123 124 125 126 127
Sarcostemma acidum voigt Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni Tamarix aphylla (L.)karst. Tecoma stans (L.) H.B & K. Viburnum co tinifolium D.Don Vitex negundo L.
Asclepiadaceae Asteraceae Tamaricaceae Bignoniaceae Caprifoliaceae Verbenaceae
--Sweet leaf Tamarisk Yellow bells ----
Somlata , Soma
Lal-Jhau Piliya ----
Five leaved Nirgundi, chaste tree Sambhalu Pala plant Indigo Inderjao shirin
Wrightia tinctoria R.Br
Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb.
130 Adansonia digitata L. Bombacaceae Baobab Kalp vriksha / Gorakh imli Bel
Aegle marmelos Rutaceae Correa ex Roxb. Azadirachta A.Juss. indica Meliaceae
Bombax ceiba L. Chukrasia A. Juss.
Silk cotton tree Chittagong Wood Indian Lignea
tabula ris Meliaceae
Cinnamomum tamala Lauraceae (Buch) Buch H- Ham Nees & Eberm. Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl Lauraceae
Kapur / Kafur
Citrus maxima Rutaceae (Burm.) Merrill. Citrus medica L. Rutaceae
Citrus sinensis L. Dalbergia Roxb.
Sweet orange Sissoo
Elaeocarpus ganitrus Roxb.
Bead Rudraksha, hudraki
Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard
Ceylone iron Khirni wood/ Milk tree Trade -Mesua Drumst ick Tree Curry leaf tree Nagkesar Sajna, Soajna Kurry patta
144 145 146
Mesua ferrea L.
Moringa oleifera Lam. Moringaceae Murraya (L.)Spreng. koenigii Rutaceae
Oroxylum indicum Vent.
Broken bones Arlu, Ullu plant/ Indian trumpet tree Manila Tamarind Jangal jalebi, Vilayati imli
Pithecellobium dulce Benth.
Pongamia Pierre Prunus D.Don Quercus Thumb.
Indian Beech, Karanj pangam oil tree Himalyan Wild Padam Cherry Blue Oak Japanes -
Psidium guajava L.
Common Guava Pomegranate Sandal Tree
Punica granatum L. Santalum album L.
Saraca asoka (Roxb.) Caesalpiniaceae De Wilde Senna alexandrina Caesalpiniaceae Mill. (syn: Cassia angustifolia Vahl.) Spondias (L.f.) Kurz pinnata Anacardiaceae
Syzygium cuminii (L.) Skeels
Black P lum
Tamarindus indica L. Terminalia arjuna (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.
Tamarind Tree Trade -Arjun
Terminalia bellirica Roxb.
Bellaric Myrobalan Chebulic Myrobalan Chaste-Tree
T. chebula Retz
165 166 Agathis sps. Cedrus Loud. deodara Araucariaceae (Roxb.) Pinaceae Himalayan C edar -Deodar
Cryptomeria japonica (L.f.) Pinaceae D.Don Cycas circinalis L. Cycadaceae
Japanese C edar
Janglimadan mast ka phul -
Ginkgo biloba L.
170 171 172 173
Juniperus communis L. Pinus roxburghii Sarg. Taxodium distichum Rich Taxus baccata L.
Pinaceae Pinaceae Taxodiaceae Taxaceae
Common Juniper Chir Pine Bald Cypress Common Yew
Abhal Chir --Thuno, Birmi/Zarnab Morepankhi
Thuja orientalis L.
Zamia furfuracea Ait.
176 Adiantum capillus-veneris L. 177 Asplenium adiantum-nigrum Aspleniaceae L. Dryopteris flix-mas Equiestum arvense L. Pteris aquilinum Kuhn Polypodiaceae Equisetacceae Pteridaceae Horse tail Kakhash Black spleenwort Adiantaceae MaidenhairFern Hansraj
178 179 180
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE GARDEN
Abelmoschus esculentus (Linn.) Moench
Achillea millefolium L.
Althaea officinalis L.
Alpinia galanga Willd.
Aloe barbadensis Mill
Andrographis paniculuata Wall.
Artemisia absinthium L.
Asclepias tuberosa L.
Barleria lupulina Lindl.
Barleria prionitis L.
Carthamus tinctorius L.
Cassia tora L.
Cassia fistula L.
Different accessions of Catharanthus roseus G.Don.
Cestrum elegans Schlecht.
Citrullus colocynthis Schrad.
Cichorium intybus L.
Clitoria ternatea L.
Datura metel L.
Echinacea purpurea ( L.) Moench
Ginkgo biloba L.
Gloriosa superba L.
Hibiscus rosa –sinensis L.
Ichnocarpus frutescens R.Br.
Justicia adhatoda L.
Linum usitatissimum L.
Matricaria chamomilla L.
Mucuna p rurita Hook.
Nigella sativa L.
Ocimum sanctum L.
Ocimum basilicum L.
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Plantago ovata Forsk.
Psoralea corylifolia L.
Rauvolfia serpentina Benth.ex Kurz
Rosmarinus officinalis L.
Ruta graveolens L.
Silybum marianum Gaertn
Taxus baccata L.
Taraxacum officinale Weber ex Wiggers
Tinospora cordifolia (Willd)
Tylophora indica (Burm.f.) Merrill
Urginia indica Kunth
Woodfordia fruticosa Kurz
Withania somnifera Dunal
FIELD VIEW OF HARVEST OF THE PLANT
Massive root system of the plant (Withania somnifera)
Showing the length of root of the plant (maximum length-6 feet)
Biomass of fresh material and drying under the shade.
Histology of Withania somnifera (Root)
Transections of Withania somnifera
A view of an experiment to see N-Utiliz ation efficiency
A Net House
Phytotrons (Controlled Growth Chambers )
VISITS OF VIPs
Mr.Jairam Ramesh , the Honourable Minister of State for Environment, Govt of India(Independent charge) Planted a medicinal tree Spondias pinnata dated 4th Oct 2009
Mr.Jairam Ramesh with Dr.G.N.Qazi ( Honourable Vice Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard) Prof Javed Ahmad and Research Scholars.
Mr.Sultan Ahmad, the Honourable Union Minister of State for Tourism, Govt of India with Dr.G.N.Qazi and Prof.Javed Ahmad dated 6 th November 2009
Mr.Sultan Ahmad planted a medicinal tree (Adansonia digitata L.)
Inaugration of plantation campaign, 5th August-2010 by ‘Prof.K.K.Dwivedi’ Head, NCSTC and Advisor to DST, Government of India, New Delhi
Prof.K.K.Dwivedi, Head, NCSTC and Advisor to DST, Government of India, New Delhi with Prof.Javed Ahmad (Head, Deptt. of Botany, Jamia Hamdard)
Prof.Dwivedi planted a medicinal plant (Cinnamomum camphora (Linn.) Nees & Eberm.)
Prof T.R.C.Sinha , General Secretary , NESA planted a medicinal tree (Wrightia tinctoria R.Br.).
Group Photograph of M.Sc Botany students after Plantation-2011
Prof. Javed Ahma d with the students of Pre Tibb, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Jamia Hamdard
Visits of foreign delegates
Visit of the Nursing Students of Oshkosh University Wisconsin, USA Dated 12th January , 2011
The students of Oshkosh University Wisconsin, USA with Dr.Afa q.A.Malik (Resarch Scholar) & Mr.M.M.Nadim (JRF) Deptt. of Botany ,Jamia Hamdard
Group Photograph of students of Oshko sh University Wisconsin, USA inside the Herbal Garden, Jamia Hamdard Dated 12th January, 2011.
Ann Priest (Pro Vice- Chancellor and Head of College of Art & Design and Built environment , Nottingham Trent University, UK.) and Sandra Hollis ( Pro Vice Chancellor, International and Development, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.) visited herbal garden with Dr. S. Raisuddin (Advisor Research) and Mr. M. M. Nadim (JRF) dated 17th Feb 2011.
Ann Priest and Sandra Hollis with Mr. M. M. Nadim, (JRF) Deptt. of Botany, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
Dr.Syed Asad Pasha ,Deputy Advisor (Unani) Dept of AYUSH planted a medicinal tree th Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard which is known as Khirni in Unani. dated 27 March 2011.
Dr.Asad Pasha watering the newly planted sapling.
Dr.Sayed Asad Pasha ,Deputy Advisor Unani Dept of AYUSH , Dr.Mohd.Akram , Faculty of Unani Medicine and Prof Javed Ahmad ,Head, Deptt. of Botany, Jamia Hamdard
Dr.Syed Asad Pasha ,Deputy Advisor (Unani) Dept of AYUSH discussing the future plan of the herbal garden with Prof.Javed Ahmad.
Prof. Javed Ahmad showing different types of cultivation methods to the chief guest.
Departure of Dr.Syed Asad Pasha ,Deputy Advisor (Unani) Dept of AYUSH from the herbal garden after plantation programme, March 27 2011
A Visit to the Institute of Himalayan Biore source Technology (IHBT) , Palampur, HP fo r the purpose of plant collection dated 18th April 2011
A view of tea plantation at IHBT, Palampur.
Berberis asiatica Roxb.ex DC at IHBT, Palampur
Pro f. Javed Ahmad discussing with Dr.Bikram Singh, Scientist F, IHBT, Palampur
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS • The Department of ISM & Homeopathy is highly acknowledged for providing the initial funds for upgradation of the herbal garden after formation of the University. • The National Medicinal Plants Board (N.M.P.B.) is highly acknowledged for providing the funds to carry out the project on “Cultivation of medicinal plants (exsitu) and their conservation through development of seed banks on medicinal flora of Delhi & Haryana”. • The Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (C.C.R.U.M.) is highly acknowledged for providing the funds to carry out the project on “ Multiplication and Upgradation of some prioritized Medicinal plants used in the Unani system of medicine”
DEPARMENT OF BOTANY
The Department of Botany came into exictence in 1989, has developed strong research programmes in the fields of stress physiology, structural & developmental botany, environmental botany, medicobotany and plant biotechnology. The post-graduate teaching started in 1994 leading to the award of M.Sc. degree in Environmental Botany. The nomenclature of M.Sc course has been changed to M.Sc.Botany instead of M.Sc. (Environmental Botany) w.e.f. the academic session 2009-10. A Post-graduate Diploma in Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment is also run by the department through distance mode of learning. During the last 20 years , as many as 56 students have benn awarded Ph.D degree . Alumni of the department have distinguished themselves as teachers and scientists occupying important position in research istitutions, universities and non-governmental oprganizations. The teachers of the Department have been acknoleged for their excellence and creativity by various agencies of National/International. THRUST AREAS OF RESEARCH • • • • • • Plant response to heavy metal and environmental stresses Air pollution impact on plant form ,function and medicnal properties Characterization of medicinal plants Ethnobotany and plant systematics Meristematic behaviour and radial growth in plants Tissue culture studies for alkaloid production, clonal multiplication and preservation of endangered species • Proteomics of nitrogen-efficient and nitrogen-inefficient rice and wheat • Development of nanosensors for measurement of in vivo flux of metabolites
RESEARCH FACILITIES The Department has well equipped laboratories for research. The available equipments include Growth chambers , BOD incubators, Referigerated microfuges, Electrophoresis set up, Transilluminator, Laminar air flow, Shakers, Environmental shaker incubator, Microven, PH meters, Wate rbath shaker incubators, Spectronic 20, Water deionizer, Muffale furnace, Deep freezer (-80), IRGA (Photosynthesis System) , Leaf area meters, Flame photometer, Sliding and rotary microtomes, Gel documentation system and Nikons
Phase contrast microscope with photography attachment, Weather station attached with gas monitoring sensors, Spectrophotometers, Leaf area meter, Chlorophyll Flourometer, Plant canopy Analyzer, Rotavapor, Sound Level Meter and Gas & Dust Analysing System . A modest Green House and an Environmentally controlled Glass House are also available. A fully developed Herbal Garden is also there for ex-situ conservation and Multiplcation of medicinal plants.
JOB AVENUES The students, with a background in plant biotechnolgy, biostatistics and bioinformatics are expected tofind opportunities in different orgaiztions such as Department of Science & Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnolgy (DBT) , Department of Environment (DOEn), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) , Central Pollution Control Board( and simliar State depts) various research institute like National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) , Lucknow ; Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow ; Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) , Lucknow ; Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) , New Delhi, Forest Research Institute ( Dehradun, Coimbatore & Peechi etc), National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) , Nagpur; and TATA Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, in addition of the different universities, Colleges and several NGOs.
ACADEMIC STAFF Javed Ahmad, M Phill, Ph.D., Professor (Head) Muhammad Iqbal, M Phill, Ph.D., FNASc, FLS, FAEB, FNESA, Professor M.P.Sharma, MSC. Ph.D., Professor T.O.Siddiqi, M Phill, Ph.D., Associate Professor Mahmooduzzafar, M Phill, Ph.D., Associate Professor Shahid Umer, M Phill., Reader Abdul Mujeeb, M.Sc, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Altaf Ahmad, MSc, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Drug Museum in Department of Botany
Seed Bank in Department of Botany
P ractical examination of the students of M.Sc II semester-2011
Practical examination of the students of M.Sc IV semester-2011