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Mother Nature is an Indian concept : – Please care project the Nature

Mother Nature is an Indian concept : – Please care project the Nature

Mother Nature is an Indian concept : – Please care project the Nature

Written in archaic Sanskrit by a physician, Surapala, Vrikshayurveda could be the first complete manuscript on applying medicinal principles to plants, dealing with every aspect related to the life of plants. It discuss various topics connected with the science of plant life such as procuring, preserving and treating off seeds before planting, selection of soil ph, nourishments and fertilizers, plant diseases and plant protection from internal and external diseases etc..

Farmers use chemicals to battle pests and disease. But the ancients had their own solutions. A 10th-century treatise, Vrikshayurveda, recently translated into English by Asian Agri-History Foundation (AAHF), tells you the descriptions of how 30 plant species can be used to control plant diseases. “Modern science says 20 of those species contain antimicrobial properties,” explains Y.L. Nene, an agricultural scientist.
It’s biodiversity perspective, agronomic aspects, and ailments reveal the broad agricultural knowledge base that existed in India centuries ago.

Though “Vrksa Cikitsa” had not become a separate branch of study even when Ayurveda flourished during the 6th Century B.C., references to it can be seen in many samhitas. Around 400 B.C. Salihotra is believed to have begun writing earliest form of Vrksayurveda. Apart from Vrksayurveda the diseases of trees and their treatment are dealt with in ‘Brhad samhita’ and ‘Agnipurana’. In fact the term “Vrikshayurveda” has been in use since ancient times. By the time Kautilya (296–321 BC) compiled his “Arthasastra”, the term “Vrikshayurveda” was well-established and well-known.

Vrksayurveda is a giant work consisting of twelve chapters namely Bhumi nirupana, Bijoptivithi, Padapavivaksa, Ropana vidhana, Nise canavidhi, Posana vidhi, Drumaraksa, Taru Cikitsa, Upavanakriya, Nivasa sanna taru Subhasubha Laksana, Taru Mahima and Citrikarana.

Read a brief content of book:
1. Soil-Three types of soil, arid, marshy and ordinary are described in Vrikshayurveda.
A. Jangla Desa (Arid Land) – It about in thin dry and rough sands as well as gravels which give rise to mirages. It is surrounded by trees of Khejdi, Pilu, Kakubh ,Rohitak, Palas, Simspa, Babul, Khadir, Asana, Sala, Sallaki, Tinisa ,Badar, Tinduk, Aswath, Dhava, Karir, Vata etc. The tender branches of these trees are being swayed by the force of dry wind.
B. Anupa Desa (Marshy Land)- It contains deep forests of trees like Kadli, Tamala, Narikela. It is located generally at the bank of rivers and sea and mostly cold wind blows region. The area is surrounded by trees of Kadli, Tamala, Kathal, Chandan, Supari, Narikela, Hintala, Kadamba, Kamal, Bhringraj, Satpatra etc.. The forest wave with the gentle breeze.
C.Sadharan Desa (Ordinary land) – The land should be known as ordinary land which contains the trees, herbs, and shrubs of both (arid & marshy) type of land. This land is good as all kind of trees grow on it without falling. Mostly Nimb, Tinduk, Ashok, Punnag, Champaka, Priyangu, Dadima etc. grow on an ordinary type of land. Land colors are black, white, pale, dark, red and yellow and sweet, sour, salty pungent, bitter and astringent are the taste of land.
2. Suitable soil for planting:.
3. Unsuitable soil for planting:
4. Types of planting-Vanaspati, druma, lata and gulma are the four types of plants. They grow from seed, stalk or bulb thus the planting is of three kinds.
• Plants grow from seeds
• Plants grow from stalks
• Plants grow from bulbs
• Plants grow from seeds as well as from bulbs
• Plant grow from seeds as well as from stalks
5. Method of planting:
6. Plants disease-Two type of plants disease are described in Vrikshayurveda.
A. Internal diseases-These occur due to imbalance of Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and further divided into three types.
B.External diseases – These occur due to worms, insects and unfavorable environment. Weakness of affected part, dry and broken leaves etc. are the symptoms of it.
7. Treatments of Plant diseases –
A. Treatment of Internal diseases –
B. Treatment of External diseases –
8.Nourishment and fertilizers – Kunap water-
Presently, professionally active plant pathologists firmly believe that Indian agriculture, and plant pathology in particular, has been at a great loss because of our ignorance of knowledge documented in Vrikshayurvedas written by different scholars over a period of two millennia. Indians were thoroughly and systematically brainwashed, through formal teaching since the beginning of twentieth century, to think and apply toIndian agriculture, the knowledge generated by European and American agricultural
scientists. Therefore generations of Indian agriculturists and plant pathologists for over 100 years have mostly been reading and learning from Western journals for new ideas and then spending their time in “applying” those to Indian situation.
Its high time that, Indians develop an aggressive faith in our own agricultural heritage and equally aggressively discourage “repeat research” from the West.

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