Trident School of Biotech Sciences has taken proactive steps to educate among the youth the importance of conserving the natural resources for sustainable ecosystem dynamics. As a priority, TSBS has developed a ‘Medicinal Plant Garden’ that harboursendemic and economically efficient plant species. The garden houses plant species that includesWithania somnifera (Aswagandha or Indian ginseng),Adhatoda vasica(Vasaka or Malabar Nut),Swertia chirata (Chirayata),Pandanus amaryllifolius (Annapurna),Cissus quadrangularis (Hadjod), Vinca rosea(Sadabahari), Ocimum tenuiflorum (Tulsi), Aloe vera (Aloe), Bryophyllum pinnatum (Hemsagar), Piper longum (Pippali),Rauvolfia serpentina (Sarpagandha) and Acrous calamus (Vacha) to name a few. The different parts of these plants (roots, leaves, bark, and other portions) have proven medicinal and economic potential. Efforts are in full swing to make the garden idealistic for instigating a student-centric ‘Herbal Literacy Mission’ through co-curricular club activities and include the plant species under the ‘Trident Research’ initiative.
TSBS faculties under the leadership of Assistant Professor Mr. Anshuman Sarangi currently working to develop a tissue culture unit for production of saplings and cultivating Musa acuminate (Banana) within the scope of medicinal plant garden that would have realised commercial production in future.
Acrous calamus (Vacha)
Withania somnifera (Aswagandha)
Swertia chirata (Chirayata)
Pandanus amaryllifolius (Annapurna)
Cissus quadrangularis (Hadjod)
Aloe vera (Aloe)
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Hemsagar)
Piper longum (Pippali)
Rauvolfia serpentina (Sarpagandha)