Vrikshayurveda - A Boon

  • Dr. S. A. Meshram Professor, Dept of Dravyaguna, Parul Institute of Ayurveda & Research, Limbda, Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA.
  • Dr. A. A. Meshram Professor, Dept of Anatomy, Parul Institute of Ayurveda & Research, Limbda, Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA.
Keywords: Vrikshayurveda, Surpala, Agriculture, Chemical fertilisers, Pesticides


Ancient India has given us a treasure of Vrikshayurveda which if utilised wisely can be a boon to our society. Looking at the pathetic malpractices of modern agriculture and haphazard use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers it is the need of time today to bring it back as part of good agriculture practises. Vrikshayurveda is a dedicated text written by Surpala signifying the importance of agriculture science. Vrikshayurveda means the science of Plant Life. Indian agriculture and horticulture stands at the crossroads today. Chemical fertilizers and pesticide are petroleum derivatives. But with the depletion of oil reserves all over this planet within next 20-25 years this system of agriculture cannot last. At that time we need to find out alternate cultivation methods and nothing can be better than Vrikshayurveda. Already there is a boom of organic farming nowadays. But organic farming and Vrikshayurveda are totally different aspects of agriculture. Simple experiments can always be done by easily available materials’ mentioned in Vrikshayurveda. Surpala also comes up with a number of impractical suggestions, fanciful ideas that do not please us at times therefore further study and research should go along simultaneously.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.v4i06.784
Published: 2019-12-31
How to Cite
Dr. S. A. Meshram, & Dr. A. A. Meshram. (2019). Vrikshayurveda - A Boon. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 4(06), 186-189. https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v4i06.784
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