PDF | Hortus Malabaricus is the oldest important printed book on Indian medicinal plants. The 1(st) of its 12 Malayalam and Konkani languages. respectively. value. Incidentally, Hortus Malabaricus is the first book in which Malayalam appears in print. Since the technology was not developed at that time, the written. Selected illustrations from the stunning Hortus Malabaricus (Garden of The book has been translated into English and Malayalam by Dr. K. S. Manilal.

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At the Kollat birthplace of Itty Achuthan the only remnant of his ancestoral house that remains is a small dilapidated wooden structure with a thatched roof.

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Hortus Malabaricus in Malayalam

The book contains illustrations of plants belonging to modern species, their descriptions with pictorial representations, medicinal and other uses. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Manilal and wife Jyotsna. About ten years later, some British scientists did a similar work and their results were published in the prestigious U.

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The inaugural of the flower festival. By using this site, you agree malabaricuss the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Hendrik van Rheede is said to have taken a keen personal interest in the compilation of the Hortus Malabaricus.

Despite the existence of Hendrik van Rheede’s Hortus Malabaricus over the last three centuries, the correct taxonomic identity of many plants listed in Hortus Malabaricustheir medicinal properties, methods of use, etc. Many enigmas in these subjects could be solved, and results were published in around 45 research papers.


A study on the role of Itty Achudan in the compilation of Hortus Malabaricuswas published from Kozhikode in Malayalan domain Public domain false false. The compilation and publication of Hortus Malabaricus malayalaj intimately connected with the history of India, politics of the malayallam century Netherlands and the then social conditions of Malabar. The production of the Hortus Malabaricus and the malabaricuus contained within it is still significant today.

Manilal has led studies on the directions of evolution of flowers and the structure and anatomy of various floral organs in cash crops such as coconut palms, grasses riceorchidscompositae sun flowerrubiales coffeeetc. The English edition contains a word by word translation malanaricus all the twelve volumes of the book, retaining the original style of language.

The Wanted Land focused on the cultural exchange that has occurred over the past years on the Malabar Coast between the Dutch and the local population. A historic Dutch visit to Kollat house. Views Read Edit View history. Significant inferences could also be drawn on some of these matters, indirectly from the data available in the book.

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An authoritative Malayalam literary history by Ulloor S. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

To collect source materials to pave the way for a comprehensive and accurate history of Kerala and its culture. The department also undertook the publication of scholarly extension lectures delivered by eminent persons under the auspices of the University.

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On May Ms. Hortus Malabaricus is an online community platform serving an international interest group regarding the Hortus Malabaricus, a 17th century volume book illustrating around indigenous plants in the Malabar region of Kerala, India that explains their medicinal properties, with captions in 5 different languages.


Since voucher specimens for the book are also not known to exist, the correct identity of many of the plants described was unclear and not verifiable to original specimens.

At this juncture, the Department of Science and Technology India accepted Manilal’s proposal to study the flora of Silent Valley and also required him to make a general study of the ecological status of the malabaicus. To translate the World Classics. Written in Latinit was compiled over a period of nearly 30 years and published in Amsterdam during — 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.

This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published or registered with the U. Retrieved from ” https: Webarchive template wayback links Malabxricus maint: The author has made use of the descriptive analysis of old texts and modern dialects of Malayalam prepared by scholars from various Universities, which made this study an authoritative one. When completed inthis work resulted in recording about one thousand species of flowering plants from the region, including several species recorded for the first time in India and importantly seven species new to science.