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Plant Physiology in Vrikshayurveda by Parashara the father of Botany

Plant Physiology in Vrikshayurveda by Parashara the father of Botany

Plant Science in Vrikshayurveda by Parashara-4

Plant Science in Ayurveda Samhitas – 13

BOTANY History of Indian Subcontinent –110

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Sage Parashara is called father of Botany because first time the great sage Parashara described various aspects of plant science .

Plant physiology deals with functioning of organs for plant growth and gene spread. Vrikshayurveda by Parashara (11.7.3) states that the plant roots absorb Sap of six different kinds of tastes (rasa) from soil and transport that sap to different plant parts. This phenomenon is still discussed in modern botany.

The chapter 1.7.13 illustrates that there are two types of circulatory system in plants consisting of sira (tubular vessels) and syandani (Pulsators) vessels .

References –

1-Sircar,NN. Roma Sarkar (edited and Translated) ,1996,  Vrikshayurveda  of Parashara ( a treatise on Plant Science) Sri Satguru Publications

2-Bhatacharjee, Sankar; Mrinal kant Bhattacharya , ‘Knowledge of taxonomy , Anatomy and Physiology of Plants in Some Sanskrit Texts of Ancient India , 2nd World Congress on vedic Science , 9-11 feb 2007, pp 330-338

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