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Why Rayirath Gardens is different from other nurseries in Kerala?
Rayirath Gardens different from other Nurseries due to the following reasons.
  1. Rayirath Gardens is the only GMP certified nursery in Kerala from Medicinal Plants Board Govt. of India.
  2. Astrological Plants like Birth Plants, Navagraha Plants, Rasi Plants, Ethno Botanical Plants , Holy Plants, imported rare fruit plants and medicinal plants are seen in the garden in bulk quantity.
  3. The Proprietor of Rayirath Gardens, Mr. Sudhakaran Rayirath is a botanist and he has got several National and International Awards for the works done in the agriculture sector.
  4. Published a farm Guide, a farm guide for healing plants which contains valuable information about medicinal plants.
  5. Telecasting several informative programs in the main Television Channels and has given classes for the Agricultural lovers coming to visit the Rayirath Gardens.
  1. It is mentioned that rare plants are seen in the garden. What are the rare plants?
  2. Astrological plants like Birth Star plants, Rasi plants, Navagraha plants, Ethano Botanical plants, Single Drug plants, Holy plants, imported rare Fruit plants etc. are seen in the garden. The visitors coming to visit the nursery, can also purchase the seedlings of the mentioned plants which they like in bulk quantity at a reasonable rate.

  3. What is the reason for this much of rare plants seen in the garden?
  4. In 1998 Mr. Sudhakaran Rayirath planted so many rare plants to develop a mother plants garden for his Government Approved and the only GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified nursery in Kerala, the Rayirath Gardens. From these mother plants we are taking cuttings for the multiplication of sapplings in bulk.

  5. It says that there are several single drugs plants seen in the garden. Mention some plants coming around this categroy?

    1. Malayalam name - Sugarvalli – Botanical name – Tinospora crispa
    2. It is a plant from Thailand, belongs to the family Tinospora cordifolia, common in Kerala. It is a climber, which is very effective for treating Diabetics.

      Usage: Take a piece of 4 inch length matured plant stem, crush it and put it in one glass (250 ml) water and boil in the evening. Drink this water in the next day morning with empty stomach. Repeat this in the evening also. It will bring down the sugar level back to balance within a short time.

    3. Malayalam name – Ayyappana – Botanical name – Eupitorium triplinerve
    4. It is very useful for Piles disease.

      Usage: Take four to five fresh leaf and intake it after chewing in the empty stomach in morning and evening. Repeat this minimum 15 days, the piles disease will cure. The juice taken from the leaves is also very effective for curing the wounds.

    5. Malayalam name - Dhandapala – Botanical name – Wrightia tinctoria
    6. It is very useful to cure Psoriasis.

      Usage: Take 1:1 ratio of leaves of this plant and pure coconut oil and put in a mud pot and expose this whole in direct sunlight for minimum 7 days. The color of the coconut oil will change into dark blue. Filter this oil and apply in the affected part for minimum 1 hour. Remove the oil from the body using green gram powder (pea powder) before bath. Repeat this up to one month. The disease will slowly cure.

    7. Malayalam name – Churakkalli – Botanical name – Jatropha multifida
    8. This plant is very effective for burns and wounds.

      Usage: Apply the fluid coming from the bark of this plant to the affected area, which will cure the wound with in short time.

    9. Malayalam name – Noni – Botanical name – Morinda citrifolia
    10. Very effective for Diabetic patients.

      Usage: Daily taking the juice from the fruits of this plant in morning and evening will help to control the diabetic disease.

    11. Malayalam name – Lakshmitaru – Botanical name – Simarouba glauca
    12. It is a single drug plant for Cancer and other 27 types of major diseases.

      Usage: Take some leaves with stem and put it in one glass (250 ml) water and boil in the evening.Drink this water in the next day morning will prevent the cancer from spreading.

    13. Malayalam name – Mullatha – Botanical name – Annona muricata
    14. It is a single drug plant and is very effective for Cancer disease.

      Usage: Daily take the juice taken from the fruits of this plant in morning and evening prevent the cancer from spreading. The leaves also can be used for this purpose.

  6. Explain the details of some ethno botanic plants (tribal's using as medicine) in the garden?

    1. Malayalam name – Analivegam – Botanical name – Pittosporum tetraspermum
    2. It is the most effective Anti-venom for snake bite,that is used by tribals for saving their life.

      Usage: Pour the juice taken from the bark of this plant in the affected area and also give some milk mix with this juice to the affected person which will save the life all the soon. If any poisonous snake comes close to this plant, it will die within a short time.

    3. Malayalam name – Arogya pacha – Botanical name – Trichopus zeylanicus
    4. It is used as an energy booster.

      Usage: It is used for making an energy booster medicine Jeevani, a mixture of the flowers and the fruits of this plant and Amukkuram (Botanical name – Withania somnifera).

  7. Describe some of the Holy Plants in the garden.

    1. Malayalam Name – Simsipa Vriksha – Botanical name - Amherstia nobilis- Pride of Burma
    2. This is considered to be one of the most beautiful flowering trees in the world. This tree is mentioned in the ancient Ramayana. The king Ravana after stealing Sita, kept her beneath this tree.

    3. Malayalam Name - Rudraksham – Botanical name - Eliocarpus ganitrus
    4. The term Rudraksha itself symbolizes Lord Siva. Rudarksha can be worn by any person without the consideration of nation, religion, caste, sex with full confidence to get desired benefits in Mandalam period(41 Days). One should wear the malas except sex time, attending a funeral and also ladies are not suppose to wear the malas during their menstrual periods. It also helps for longevity and avoids untimely death. It is believed that, one who baths in the water in which 9 (nine) rudrakshas are kept will get benefits equally to Gangajal bathing and energy gaining.

    5. Malayalam Name – Krishnanal – Botanical name - Ficus krishnae
    6. This plant is known as lord Krishnas butter cup. It is believed that Lord Krishna was very fond of butter and would even steal it. Once when he was caught by his mother Yashoda, he tried to hide the butter by rolling it up in a leaf of this tree. Since then, the leaves of these trees have retained this shape.

    7. Malayalam Name – Karutha kunthirikkam – Botanical Name -Canarium strictum
    8. The bark of this tree after dried is used for fumigation in temples and mosques. The decoction or the powder of resin is given internally as a remedy in rheumatism, cough, fever, epilepsy, asthma, syphilis, blood impurities, hernia, various poisons and chronic skin diseases.

  8. What are the Astrological plants seen in the garden?
  9. Navagraha vrikshas, Rasi vrikshas and Birth star plants are found in the garden. The details are given below.

    TREES ASSOCIATED WITH NAVAGRAHAS നവഗ്രഹ വൃക്ഷങ്ങൾ
    S/N GRAHAM
    ഗ്രഹം
    MALAYALAM NAME SANSCRIT NAME BOTANICAL NAME FAMILY
    1 RAVI
    രവി (സൂര്യൻ)
    ERUKKU
    എരുക്ക്‌
    ARKA CALOTROPIS ASCLEPIADACEAE
    2 BUDHAN
    ബുധൻ
    KATALADI
    കടലാടി
    APAMARGA ACHYRANTHES ASPERA AMARANTHACEAE
    3 CHANDRAN
    ചന്ദ്രൻ
    PLASU
    പ്ലാശ്
    PALASA BUTEA MONOSPERMA LEGUMINECEAE
    4 SUKRAN
    ശുക്രൻ
    ATHI
    അത്തി
    HEMADUGDHA FICUS RECEMOSA MORACEAE
    5 CHOWA
    ചൊവ്വ
    KARINGALI
    കരിങ്ങാലി
    KHADIRA ACACIA CATECHU MIMOSACEAE
    6 VYAZHAM
    വ്യാഴം
    ARAYAL
    അരയാൽ
    ASWATHA FICUS RELIGIOSA MORACEAE
    7 SANI
    ശനി
    VAHNI
    വഹ്നി
    KHEJRI PROSOPIS CINERARIA FABACEAE
    8 RAHU
    രാഹു
    KARUKA
    കറുക
    DURVA CYNODON DACTYLON POACEAE
    9 KETHU
    കേതു
    DARBHA
    ദർഭ
    KUSHA IMPERATA CYLINDRICA POACEAE
    TREES ASSOCIATED WITH RASIS
    S/N RASI MALAYALAM NAME SANSCRIT NAME BOTANICAL NAME FAMILY
    1 MEDAM
    മേടം
    RAKTHA CHANDANAM
    രക്തചന്ദനം
    RAKTHA CHANDANA PTEROCARPUS SANTALINUS FABACEAE
    2 EDAVAM
    ഇടവം
    EZHILAM PALA
    ഏഴിലംപാല
    PALAGARUDA ALSTONIA SCHOLARIS APOCYNACEAE
    3 MIDHUNAM
    മിഥുനം
    DANDAPPALA
    ദന്തപാല
    INDRAVRIKSA WRIGHTIA TINCTORIA APOCYNACEAE
    4 KARKITAKAM
    കർക്കിടകം
    PLASU
    പ്ലാശ്
    PALASA BUTEA MONOSPERMA LEGUMINECEAE
    5 CHINGAM
    ചിങ്ങം
    ILANTHA
    ഇലന്ത
    KOLA ZIZIPHUS JUJUBA RHAMNACEAE
    6 KANNI
    കന്നി
    MAVU
    മാവ്
    AMRA MANGIFERA INDICA ANACARDIACEAE
    7 THULAM
    തുലാം
    ELENGI
    ഇലഞ്ഞി
    BAKULA MIMUSOPS ELENJI SAPOTACEAE
    8 VRISCHIKAM
    വൃശ്ചികം
    KARINGALI
    കരിങ്ങാലി
    KHADIRA ACACIA CATECHU MIMOSACEAE
    9 DHANU
    ധനു
    ARAYAL
    അരയാൽ
    ASWATHA FICUS RELIGIOSA MORACEAE
    10 MAKARAM
    മകരം
    KARIVEETTI
    കരിവീട്ടി
    KRISHNASHINSHAPA DALBERGIA LATIFOLIA FABACEAE
    11 KUMBHAM
    കുംഭം
    VAHNI / PARAMPU
    വഹ്നി
    SAMI PROSOPIS CINERARIA MIMOSACEAE
    12 MEENAM
    മീനം
    PERAL
    പേരാൽ
    VATAH FICUS BENGHALENSIS MORACEAE
    TREES ASSOCIATED WITH STARS(NAKSHATRAS)
    S/N STAR MALAYALAM NAME SANSCRIT NAME BOTANICAL NAME FAMILY
    1 ASWATHI
    അശ്വതി
    KANJIRAM
    കാഞ്ഞിരം
    VISHADRU STRYCHNOS NUX VOMICA LOGANIACEAE
    2 BHARANI
    ഭരണി
    NELLI
    നെല്ലി
    DHATRI PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA EUPHORBIACEAE
    3 KARTHIKA
    കാർത്തിക
    ATHI
    അത്തി
    HEMADUGDHA FICUS RECEMOSA MORACEAE
    4 ROHINI
    രോഹിണി
    NJAVL
    ഞാവൽ
    JAMBOO SYZYGIUM CUMINI MYRTACEAE
    5 MAKAYIRAM
    മകയിരം
    KARINGALI
    കരിങ്ങാലി
    KHADIRA ACACIA CATECHU MIMOSACEAE
    6 THIRUVATHIRA
    തിരുവാതിര
    KARIMARAM
    കരിമരം
    TINDUKA DIOSPYROS EBENUM EBENACEAE
    7 PUNARTHAM
    പുണർതം
    MULA
    മുള
    VAMSA BAMBUSA BAMBOS BAMBUSACEAE
    8 POOYAM
    പൂയം
    ARAYAL
    അരയാൽ
    ASWATHA FICUS RELIGIOSA MORACEAE
    9 AAYILLIYAM
    ആയില്യം
    NAGAPOOV
    നാഗപൂമരം
    NAGA MESUA FERRA CLUSIACEAE
    10 MAKAM
    മകം
    PERAL
    പേരാൽ
    VATAH FICUS BENGHALENSIS MORACEAE
    11 POORAM
    പൂരം
    PLASU / CHAMATHA
    പ്ലാശ്
    PALASA BUTEA MONOSPERMA FABACEAE
    12 UTHRAM
    ഉത്രം
    ITHI
    ഇത്തി
    PLAKSA FICUS MICROCARPA MORACEAE
    13 ATHAM
    അത്തം
    AMBAZHAM
    അമ്പഴം
    AMBASHTA SPONDIAS PINNATA ANACARDIACEAE
    14 CHITHIRA
    ചിത്തിര
    KOOVALAM
    കൂവളം
    VISWA AEGLEMARMELOS RUBIACEAE
    15 CHOTHY
    ചോതി
    NERMARUTH
    നീർമരുത്‌
    ARJUNA TERMINALIA ARJUNA COMBRETACEAE
    16 VISHAKHAM
    വിശാഖം
    VAYYANKATHAV
    വയ്യങ്കത
    VIKAMKATA FLACOURTIAMONTANA FLACOURTIACEAE
    17 ANIZHAM
    അനിഴം
    ELANGI
    ഇലഞ്ഞി
    SAKESARA MIMUSOPS ELENJI SAPOTACEAE
    18 THRIKETTA
    തൃക്കേട്ട
    VETTY
    വെട്ടി
    VALAKA APOROSA LINDLEYANA EUPHORBIACEAE
    19 MOOLAM
    മൂലം
    PINE
    പൈൻ
    SARJA VATERIA INDICA DIPTEROCARPACEAE
    20 POORADAM
    പൈൻ
    VANCHI
    വഞ്ചി
    JELAVETASA SALIX TETRASPERMA SALICACEAE
    21 UTHRADAM
    ഉത്രാടം
    PLAVU
    പ്ലാവ്
    PANASA ARTOCARPUS-HETEROPHYLLUS MORACEAE
    22 THIRUVONAM
    തിരുവോണം
    ERUKKU
    എരുക്ക്
    ARKA CALOTROPIS GIGANTEA ASCLEPIADACEAE
    23 AVITTAM
    അവിട്ടം
    VAHNI
    വഹ്നി
    SAMI PROSOPIS CINERARIA MIMOSACEAE
    24 CHATHYAM
    ചതയം
    KADAMBU
    കടമ്പ്
    KADAMBA NEOLAMARCKIA CADAMBA RUBIACEAE
    25 POORURUTTATHI
    പൂരുരുട്ടാതി
    MAVU
    തേന്മാവ്
    AMRA NEOLAMARCKIA CADAMBA ANACARDIACEAE
    26 UTHRITTATHI
    ഉത്രട്ടാതി
    KARIMPANA
    കരിമ്പന
    TALADRUMA BORASSUS FLABELLIFER ARECACEAE
    27 REVATHAI
    രേവതി
    ILUPPA
    ഇലിപ്പ
    MADHUCA MADHUKA NERIFOLIA SAPOTACEAE
  10. Mention the details of the awards received.

    1. Received Kerala Government Ayurveda Medical Officer‟s Association “Best Award” in 2004 for the outstanding contribution in cultivation, propagation and preservation of medicinal plants.
    2. Received “Punarnava Award” by OISCA International, Japan for the promotional activities done in the medicinal plant sector in 2005.
    3. Received “Adaraneeyam Award” by Thrissur pouravali, for the outstanding contributions in the agricultural sector in 2006.
    4. Received “Letter of Appreciation” by international president Sri. Asok Metha for the best activities in Lionisam for the year 2007.
    5. Received “Gandhi Award” in 2008 by Mahathma Gandhi Peace foundation, Kerala for the tremendous, meritorious and excellent service and achievements in the field of preservation and cultivation of rare medicinal and fruit plants.
    6. Received 'Business achievement Award' by Kairali Channel at Dubai in 2010.
    7. Received 'Aadaraneeyam Award' by chamber of commerce in 2012 for the outstanding performance in the field of business.
    8. Received 'Nakshathra Vriksha Award' by Akhila Kerala Thanthri Samajam for the outstanding contributions in the Nakshathra Vriksham Padhadhi in 2013.
    9. Received Milestone Chevron Award from “LIONS International” president Sri - Joe Preston for the best services done in the AGRICULTURE Sector in 2014.
    10. Received district level award for the best nursery from the State Agriculture Department in 2015.
    11. Received 'Adaraniyam Award'from Sri. Ommen Chandy,Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala for the outstanding contributions done in the agricultural sector in 2015.

  11. What are the additional facilities the garden offers to the community?

    1. Orientation Classes in Hi-Tech farming for Farmers in AGRICULTURE Sector.

    2. Training for KUDUMBA SREE Entrepreneurs to help them start agriculture nurseries on their own.

    3. Orientation Classes for management students of agriculture university (K A U) on how to manage a business and setting up their own enterprises in future.

    4. Seminars and classes for final year Horticulture students who are undergoing “R A W E” programme.

    5. Classes also been conducted for forest officials all over INDIA for providing them information about “Modern Technologies” in Medicinal Plants Sector.
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Government Sector
 Kerala Agriculture Department
 Forest Department
 Kerala Agriculture University
 Kerala Forest Research Institute
 FRLHT Banglore
 Coconut Development Board
 Medicinal Plants Board
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 Oushadhi
 Pankaja Kasthuri
 Nagarjuna
 Kerala Ayurveda Pharmacy
 Vaidyarathnam Oushadhasala
 Kottackal Arya Vaidya Shala
 Parassinikadavu Ayurveda Hospital
 Coimbatore Ayurveda Pharmacy
 Sitharam Ayurveda Pharmacy
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