Hortus Malabaricus is an online community platform serving an international interest group regarding the Hortus Malabaricus, a 17th century volume book . K. S. Manilal has spent over 35 years rendering Hortus Malabaricus to English. has presented to the scientific world, the English edition. Images from the Hortus Malabaricus volumes at Blatter Herbarium Library of St. . Indian for the newly chartered Dutch and English East India Companies.

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Hortus Malabaricus meaning “Garden of Malabar” is a comprehensive treatise that deals with the properties of the flora of the Western Hortue region principally covering the areas now in the Indian states of KeralaKarnataka and malabarkcus union territory of Goa.

However, they are the exact transliteration ofthe spoken form vaamozhi that was in use in the 17 th century, written in an old script. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.

It contains descriptions and illustrations of plants. Chidambaran and published by ‘Kerala Sahitya Academy’. The commercial interest in patenting the name Basmati is evident from the fact that the Indian Basmati rice export to US is for about Rs.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hortus Malabaricus. The Hortus Malabaricus comprises 12 volumes of about pages each, with copper plate engravings. A grand memorial to them is erected in Kochi. Many would assume that the problem with this patent is ‘novelty’ which mayor may not be the case.

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The techniques of botanical description were only beginning to develop in 17 th century. Click to malabarcus a closer look. Hortus Malabaricus Volume 1.

Hortus Malabaricus, a book on the plant wealth of Malabar, printed and published duringis an authentic proof ofthe Indigenous Knowledge on the medicinal plants and the ancient traditional medical sciences ofMalabar. It was found that several of his plants no longer occur in their original localities but have migrated to places far away. About this book Customer reviews Related titles.

Hortus Malabaricus Horticultural Expo. The discovery of a sea route from Europe to Malabar by the Portuguese adventurer Vasco da Gama who landed in Calicut on 17 th Mayopened the flood gate of arrival of the European maritime powers in Malabar and India. The Book and its origin It was the Dutch in the 17 th century, under the leadership of the far sighted Hendrik Adriaan Van Rheede, the then Dutch Governor of Cochin, who first thought of scientifically documenting the valuable plants ofthis region as well as the indigenous medical knowledge ofthe native Malabaris.


Despite the unique importance ofthe book, the correct scientific taxonomic identity of many of the plants of Malabar, as well as the medicinal properties of them, their methods of use, etc. Date metadata was last modified Local people were taken aback when it was reported in the news papers that the use ofturmeric powder in wound healing, a property well known in India for many centuries, is patented by a Malsbaricus organization as their own invention.

However, in practice the patent rules tend to favour corporations rather than indigenous communities. Introduction Malabar Kerala was well known all over the world from time immemorial for its spices, aromatic and medicinal plants.

Book on ‘Hortus Malabaricus released. An intensive attempt was made by the author during the 20 years from toto re-collect all the plants described in Hortus Malabaricus, from the localities from where Rheede originally reported them over three centuries ago. Every evening a lamp is lit in the small lampmast in front by his descendents-the members of the present Kollat family- who lives hodtus to it.

English Hortus Malabaricus English Edition 12 volumes is the translation of the oldest comprehensive ebglish book on the natural plant Wealth of Asia and of the tropics, compiled and published in Latin by Van Rheede during It was the result of malabaicus thirty years ofcompiling and editing work by a large team of famous European physicians, scientists, technicians, illustrators and engravers, with the active collaboration of native englis from Malabar.

Thiruvananthapuram, University of Kerala.

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The first Volume of Hortus Malabaricus. That was then translated to Portuguese language, writing the names in the spoken form ofthe names themselves, from which it was translated to Dutch language and then from Dutch to the Latin language used in the printed text ofthe book. In the context of the case on Basmati, etc. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Today marked the first time since years that a diverse interest group gathered to discuss the importance of the Hortus Malabaricus in anno After this case, many foreign companies have been successfully acquiring patents of several Indian medicines ofplant origin.

As this is a pre-Linnaean work, with no known type specimens, the exact scientific identity of most ofthe medicinal plants described in it, were not correctly known and has been a subject of debate.

CS1 Latin-language sources la Commons category link from Wikidata. As the name “American Basmati” is misleading by including the tenn Basmati to describe a rice ,alabaricus is not even genetically similar to that of the original, most patent claims were withdrawn. Welcome to Hortus Malabaricus 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 hortsu 5 different languages.


The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Malabaaricus of India, Volume 1. 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.

Lambodaran released the book by giving the first copy to Mr. Hendrik van Rheede is said to have taken a keen personal interest in the compilation of the Hortus Malabaricus. Collection of medicinal plants. However, those who apply for patent argue that they have added an ‘inventive step’ that makes their version of the product patentable. Malabaricud these grounds, many scientists deny allegations of biopiracy, arguing that the patent is intended to reward the extra work that was needed to produce a patentable invention from a biological resource, not the initial discovery ofthe source itself.

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This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. It is believed to be the earliest comprehensive printed work on the flora of Asia and the malabaricsu. 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. These PBRs have also eenglish recognized by the Indian Biological Diversity Bill as a fonn of ‘prior art’ in the evaluation of Patent Applications, as well as serving to ensure equitable access and benefit sharing.

During this tortuous, multi-stage transformations, the Malayalam names which even otherwise do not easily yield to European tongue or ears, had undergone severe distortions, that are reflected in their depiction in Roman script in the book. Usually it is not sufficient simply to describe how a plant compound exerts a therapeutic effect, or even whatthis compound is. A Historic Dutch visit to Kollat house.