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Vetiver Systems for River Protection

Vetiver Systems for River Protection

Vetiver Systems is a term used to describe a study report on the multifunctional Vetiver Plant, along with its multi faceted applications. My association with vetiver started because of a river side parcel of land, prone to erosion. I have recently acquired some elite lines from AMPRS…which I am multiplying…. It is one of those unique plants with WIRE LIKE ROOTS, that go upto 3 m deep, hence ideal for soil stabilization and anchoring works. Vetiver root system is associated…

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Bottle Necks in Cultivation of Medicinal Plants for Ayurveda

Bottle Necks in Cultivation of Medicinal Plants for Ayurveda

AYURVEDA is an ancient science (or art ??) of healing with herbs, plants or plant derived ingredients. Many of these plants have been over-harvested from the forests, resulting in depletion. Some have now been listed on the CITES list like Aconite or Angelica. In order to save the forests from depletion of such valuable resource(s), many of these plants are now commercially cultivated. However, the supply chain is very fluid, with many lacunae and loop-holes. There are tiers of middlemen,…

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