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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It was the result of about thirty years ofcompiling and editing work by a large team of famous European physicians, scientists, technicians, illustrators and engravers, with the active collaboration of native scholars from Malabar.

Correct interpretation ofthe old dialectical Malayalam plant names also proved to be ofconsiderable help to arrive at conclusions about their identity in several instances. Mentioned in these volumes are plants of the Malabar region which in his time referred to the stretch along the Western Ghats from Goa to Kanyakumari. Hortus Malabaricus English Edition 12 volumes is the translation of the oldest comprehensive printed book on the natural plant Wealth of Asia and of the tropics, compiled and published in Latin by Van Rheede during Hortus Malabaricus, a book on the plant wealth of Malabar, printed and published duringis an authentic proof ofthe Indigenous Knowledge on the medicinal plants and the ancient traditional medical sciences ofMalabar.

As the name “American Basmati” is misleading by including the tenn Basmati to describe a rice that is not even genetically similar to that of the original, most patent claims were withdrawn. Apart from recognizing the correct medicinal plants recommended in Hortus Malabaricus by the traditional physicians, to effectively treat the concerned 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.

About important plants naturally occurring in Malabar, of which over are of medicinal value, are described in it, along with details of the diseases to treat which they are used and the methods of preparation and application ofthe medicines.

CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and englosh, reports of conferences and letters. 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 localities in Malabar from where Rheede originally collected fnglish years ago.


This file has been ma,abaricus as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. Collection of plant species of ‘Hortus Malabaricus’. The book can be used as an effective legal weapon in our efforts to prevent patenting of the over important medicinal plants of Malabar by anybody with vested interest, and preserve and protect our own traditional Indigenous Knowledge on plants for the benefit of our common people and for the economic advantage ofthe country.

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. As none ofthose manuscripts existtodayand as. The world courts follow a similar pattern. In the volumes from 3 to 8, Rheede has mentioned the names ofthe localities, where the concerned plants were commonly growing. These PBRs have also been recognized by the Indian Biological Diversity Bill as a fonn of ‘prior art’ in the evaluation of Patent Applications, as well as serving to ensure equitable access and benefit sharing.

A grand memorial to them is erected in Kochi.

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Such arguments are frequently accepted as legitimate by patent offices. Usually it is not sufficient simply to describe how a plant compound exerts a therapeutic effect, or even whatthis compound is.

It was found that several of his plants no longer occur in their original localities but have migrated to places far away. From time immemorial, Malabar Kerahi has been known for its medicinal plants and its rich indigenous knowledge ofmedical science.

Indigenous Knowledge IK is the infonnation that people in a given community, based on experience and adaptation to a local culture and environment, have developed over times, and continue to develop.

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Click to have a closer look. When it was published, Bortus Malabaricus was lauded as a classic. The book also employs a system of classification based on the traditions adopted by the practitioners of that region. The Book and its origin It was the Dutch in the 17 th century, under the leadership of the far sighted Hendrik Adriaan Van Rheede, the then Dutch Governor of Cochin, who first thought of scientifically documenting the valuable plants ofthis region as well as the indigenous medical knowledge ofthe native Malabaris.


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

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Mzlabaricus this is a pre-Linnaean work, with no known type specimens, the exact scientific identity of most ofthe medicinal plants described englidh it, were not correctly known and has been a subject of debate.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. After this case, many foreign horgus have been successfully acquiring patents of several Indian medicines ofplant origin. 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 be interpreted correctly by others, mostly scientists not familiar with the intricacies of the language, who were looking for solutions oftaxonomic and nomenclatural problems.

Hortus Malabaricus Horticultural Expo. 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. Help Center Find new research papers in: Book on ‘Hortus Malabaricus released. A book of its size, on which such egnlish was expended, must have consumed a fortune before its publication, and confers honour, both on those who compiled it and the place where it was compiled.

The vast majority of Malayalam words and expressions had and still have two forms, more or less different from each other, namely the spoken form vaamozhi and the written form varamozhi.

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

Conservation Land Management Engoish is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. Since then, Malayalam script itself as well as the language have changed.