K. S. Manilal

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Van Rheede, the Dutch Governor of Cochin, a soldier who had no training in botany, became fascinated by the flora of Malabar, compiled and published a unique 12-volume work Hortus Malabaricus between 1678 and 1693. K. S. Manilal has spent over 35 years rendering Hortus Malabaricus to English. Through this stupendous task, he has opened a vast treasure-house(More)
Hortus Malabaricus is the oldest important printed book on Indian medicinal plants. The 1(st) of its 12 volumes was published in 1678 from Amsterdam this book, written by H.A. Van Rheede is perhaps the only authentic record of the ethnoiatrical knowledge of ancient Malabar, available to us today. Several hundred medicinal plants which were successful used(More)
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