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Sarpagandha cultivation

Sarpagandha cultivation

Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina Benth. Ex Kurz.)A perennial medicinal plant of family Apocynaceae is well known as Serpentina root, the natural source of alkaloid reserpine used for the treatment of Hypertension, neuro disorders like psychosis, schizophrenia, insanity, insomnia and epilepsy. It contains alkaloids reserpine, yohimbine, ajmaline, ophioxylin, resin, wax, starch are used as a sedative …

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Cinamon Cultivation

Cinamon Cultivation

Cinnamon is an evergreen tree, dried inner bark of which is used as a spice. Cinnamon trees are medium-tall trees that reach up to a height of 6–15 meters on full growth. Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices that have been traded since time immemorial. Cinnamon is naturally …

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Patchouli cultivation

Patchouli cultivation

Patchouli(Pogostemon cablin) Family: Lamiaceae, Soil & Climate Most soils with good drainage are suitable for cultivating patchouli.  Water logged soils are found to be detrimental for the crop and must be avoided because they are susceptible to nematode attack.  Generally humid climate with plenty of sunlight is suitable for this crop.  …

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Vetiver cultivation

vetiver cultivation

Botanical name: Vetiveria zizanoides L  Common name: Khus khus Family: Poaceae Varieties There, are basically two main types, viz. (1) Seedling type and (2) Non seedling type .The one that grows wild in North India is mainly the seedling type while that of the South is the non-seedling type. Hybrid 8, sugandha, ODV-3 …

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Geranium cultivation

Geranium cultivation

Geraniums (Pelargonium x hortorum) make popular bedding plants in the garden, but they’re also commonly grown indoors or outside in hanging baskets. Growing geranium plants is easy as long as you can give them what they need. Essential oil of scented Geranium is widely used in high grade perfumery and …

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Palma rosa cultivation

Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii var. motia (Roxv) Wats.) Family : Graminae Varieties  Motia, Sofia, Tripta, Trishna, PRC-1, IW 31245, IW 3629, IW 3244, OPD-1, OPD-2, RRL (B)-77, Motia, Sofia and Tripta are the popular varieties under cultivation. Soil and climate  A well drained loamy soil rich in organic matter is suitable. It …

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