Vrikshayurveda - A Capital for Conservative Agronomy

  • Krishna Kishore Kumar Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, J.S. Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
  • Brijesh K. Professor & HOD, Department of Agadatantra, J.S. Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
Keywords: Varahamihira, Vrikshayurveda, Conservation, Agri Horticulture, Intercropping.


Nature conservation has changed from an idealistic philosophy to a serious technology understanding of the nature of plant conservation is very much need of the hour that has elaborately mentioned in the literatures of Ayurveda. The interrelationships between conservation and sustainable use are considered, as well as the impact of the development of the discipline of conservation biology should be understood by the common man to save the Plant Kingdom. Traditional knowledge is vital for sustainability of natural resources including medicinal plants. Biodiversity conservation can be learnt from the context - specific local knowledge and intergenerational transmission of knowledge, skills and strategies, concern for well-being of future generations. The ancient text of Vrikshayurveda consists of about 170 different plant species including herbs, shrubs and trees. The text deals with Agri horticulture, home gardening, intercropping and storage etc. This paper intends to understand the traditional knowledge on biodiversity, practices and principles of Varahamihira’s, Brhat Samhita - Vrikshayurveda the text of 9th century AD in Growth, Conservation, Pest control and in-turn to check the diseases in Medicinal plants.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.8.7.22
Published: 2023-09-01
How to Cite
Krishna Kishore Kumar, & Brijesh K. (2023). Vrikshayurveda - A Capital for Conservative Agronomy. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 8(7), 121 - 123. https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.8.7.22
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