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Plants mentioned in Anushashana Parva of Mahabharata

Plants mentioned in Anushashana Parva of Mahabharata
Plant Science in Mahabharata – 6
Botany in Epic Age of India – 12

BOTANY History of Indian Subcontinent –32

By: Bhishma Kukreti M.Sc. {(Botany), B.Sc. (Honours in Botany), Medical Tourism Historian)}
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Anushashana Parva is thirteenth book of eighteen books (Parva) of Mahabharata epic. Anushashna Parva deals with instructions related to duties.
There are descriptions of following plants /flora in Anushashana Parva of Mahabharata-
Sanskrit Name = name mentioned in Anushashana Parva of Mahabharata
AP= Anushashana Parva
S.N. Common Name Sanskrit Name, Botanical Name AP no, Shloka number
1– Asoka —————Asoka ——— Saraca asoka ——– —–XIII 54.4
2–Lasora —————-Ashtapadika —- Valalris dichotoma —- XIII 54.6
3- Madhavi Lata —-Atimukta ————Hiptage benghalensis – XIII 54.4
4-Karambel /chalta —-Bhavya ———–Diilenia indica ———-XIII 54.45
5- Champa ————–Champaka ——Michelia champaka ——XIII 54.5
6- Dhava ————- Dhauva ———–Anogeissus titifolia —–XIII 54.4
7- Amaltas ————Karnikara ——— Cassia fistula —- —– XIII 54.5
8- Kewara ————–Ketaka ——- Pandanus tactorius ——XIII 54.4
9-Fanas, Kathal ——-Panasa ———Artocarpus heterophyllus –XIII54.5
10-Am, mango ——-Sahakaras —— Mangifera indica ———XIII 54.4
11- Meswak ————Shyama ———–Salvadora percica —-XIII 54.6
12- Nirgundi ——– Tilaka ———– Vitex negundo ———–XIII 54.5
13- Bhokara/Lsora —–Uddalaks —- Cordia myxa —– —–XIII 54.4
14- Sultan Champa—Varanpushpa –Calophyllum innophyllum –XIII 54.6
15-Knata bans —-Venu ————— Bambusa aundinacea ——XIII 109.47
The above descriptions show that plants are tree, middle size trees, shrubs and creeping and small plants too .

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References
All the plants of Mahabharata are taken from –
Flora of the Indian Epics, Jatland.com (accessed on 13/12/2019 at 11.10 AM)
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, bckukreti@gmail.com , Mumbai India, 2019
HISTORY of BOTANY in Indian Subcontinent will be continued in next chapter
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