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MAHARSHI DAYANAND UNIVERSITY
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History

The Department of Botany was separated from the erstwhile Department of Biosciences and established as a new and independent department in the year 2009. In its 11 years of journey, the department has emerged out to be one of the most popular departments under the Faculty of Life Sciences. Today the department runs both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Botany where the admission is highly competitive. The department has 06 well-experienced faculty members and boasts of its excellent infrastructure, research facilities and a herbal garden to assist in the identification and conservation of important aromatic and medicinal plants. However, some of the most useful learning experiences are derived from the dissertation, which was integrated with the curriculum in 2011. To provide flexibility in the curriculum, the department implemented the Choice Based Credit System for M.Sc. Botany in 2013. The department works with the following Vision and Mission:

 

Academic programs

The department rums two programs: M.Sc. (Botany) with an annual intake of 40 students and Ph.D. (Botany). Engaging field visits, practical based learning, research paper writing, organization and participation in various seminars/conferences and a host of other co-curricular activities complement the regular academics.

 

Thrust areas of research

Plant Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Stress Physiology and Ethnobotany

Developmental strides

Since the department started in 2009, it has significantly developed its resources to assist students in their academic journey. Science and Technology infrastructure was remarkably strengthened by a generous grant of Rs 40.50 lakhs from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India grant under its "Fund for Improvement of Science & Technology Infrastructure (FIST)" scheme (No. SR/FST/LS1-529/2012(C)) (http://www.fist-dst.org/). Apart from this an amount worth Rs. 1.20 crores has till now been procured in the form of research projects from various funding agencies such as DST, HSCSIT and UGC, which proved vital in sustaining the research activities of the department and establishing laboratories of the individual faculty members. Three of the faculty members received Raman fellowship from UGC in the year 2014 and acquired postdoctoral research experience from some of the best Universities in the USA. Improvement in the research output is a continuous endeavour of the department. The strength of Ph.D. students has grown from 5 to 33 (19 JRF and 10 URS holders) since the inception of the department. So far, 18 students have received their Ph.D. degree from the department out of which one was awarded the ‘Silver medal’ for the best thesis in the University and one more was given an appreciation certificate for the impressive work in Ph.D. Given the recent disruptions in academic activities due to Covid-19, the department is working to adopt and adapt to the online modes of teaching and learning.

 

 






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Botany

Dr. (Mrs.) Vinita Hooda

FORMER Head Of Department/Director

Dr.(Mrs.) Puspha Dahiya ( Nov 01, 2014 - Oct 31, 2017 )
Dr.(Mrs.) Anita Sherawat ( Jul 22, 2012 - Nov 01, 2014 )
Dr.(Mrs.) Puspha Dahiya ( Jul 22, 2009 - Jul 21, 2012 )
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Dr. Vinita Hooda

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E-mail - hod.botany@mdurohtak.ac.in

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 LIST OF PLANTS

Botanical and Common Names, Families, Distribution and Use of Plants at the site

of Botanical/ Herbal Garden, MDU Campus Rohtak.

Sr.

No.

Botanical Name

Common

Name

Name of

Family

Distribution

Traditional Uses

of Plants

Photo

1.

Acacia arabicae Willd.

Kikar

Mimosaceae

India and Tropical

Africa

Used for making

furniture’s, tanning,

dyeing fabrics yellow,

stem yields gum while

seeds are fermented with

dates to give beverages.

2.

Acacia concinna Willd.

Sikakai

Mimosaceae

Asia, Central and

South India

Used in natural

shampoos or hair

powders, saponins from

the plant's pods have

been traditionally used

as a detergent.

3.

Acacia fernesiana (L.) Willd.

Ghand Babul

Mimosaceae

Tropics

Flowers are a source of

essential oil used in

perfumery.

4.

Achyranthus asper L.

Chirchita

Amaranthaceae

Asia

Pulmonary affections

cough asthma and skin

diseases.

5.

Adhatoda vasica Nees.

Adusa

Acanthaceae

Tropical India

A decoction of the

leaves is expectorant,

and is used to relieve

bronchitis.

6.

Aegle marmelos L.

Bael Patter

Rutaceae

India

A decoction of the

leaves is a febrifuge and

expectorant and is

particularly used for

asthmatic complaints.

Also used to treat acute

bronchitis, fever and

dysentery.

7.

Albizia lebbeck Benth.

Siris

Mimosaceae

Tropical Asia to

Australia

The bark is used to treat

boils and the leaves and

seeds to treat diseases of

the eyes.

8.

Aloe vera L.

Gawar Patha

Liliaceae

Mediterranean.

Introduces to

New World

Tropics.

The active principle is

aloin which is used to

treat intestinal worms, to

encourage menstruation

and as a cathartic.

9.

Alstonia scholaris R.Br.

Chitvan

Apocynaceae

Ceylon to Australia

The dried bark has been

used since ancient times

as a tonic and to treat

intestinal complaints,

including worms.

10.

Anthocephalus cadamba Mig.

Kadam

Rubiaceae

Tropical Asia

The bark is used as a

tonic and reduces fever.

 

11.

Asparagus racemosus Willd.

Satawari

Liliaceae

Middle East, India,

Australia

The roots are applied to

relieve irritations. They

are also used to treat

dysentery, and are

diuretic.

12.

Astercantha longifolia Nees.

Talamkhana

Acanthaceae

India

Decoction of root is

diuretic; seeds are given

in gonorrhoea, and with

milk sugar in

spermatorrhoea.

13.

Azadirachta indica (A.) Juss.

Neem

Meliaceae

East India, Ceylon

Non-drying oil is

extracted from the

seeds. It is used for

soap-making and to treat

skin diseases, locally.

The bark and leaf

extracts are used as a

tonic, and to reduce

fevers.

14.

Bambusa sapinosa Roxb.

Bans

Gramineae

East India

Boiled young shoots

eaten locally as a

vegetable. Wood used

for general construction

work.

15.

Bombax malabaricum D.C.

Semul

Bombacaceae

Tropical Asia

The wood is a source of

cellulose, resin; root and

bark are used as an

emetic. The gum is

demulcent and used to

treat diarrhea.

16.

Brassicae campestris L.

Sarson

Cruciferae

Temperate Europe,

Asia, introduced to

N. America. Grown

around the Black

Sea

The oil (Ravinson Oil),

extracted from the

seeds. It is used locally

as a luminant, Lubricant,

and in the manufacture

of soap.

17.

Bryophyllum calycinum Salisb.

Patherchat

Crassulaceae

Throughout India &

N. Temprate

Leaves are useful in

vitiated conditions of

pitta and vata,

haematemesis,

haemorrhoids,

menorrhagia, cuts and

wounds, discolouration

of the skin, boils,

sloughing ulcers, burns,

scalds, corn, diarrhoea,

dysentery, vomiting and

acute inflammations.

18.

Butea monospermum Roxb.

Dhak

Leguminosae

Indomalaya, China

A decoction of flowers

and leaves is used as

diuretic, astringent and

aphorodisiac.

19.

Caesalpinia bonducella F.

Karnju

Caesalpiniaceae

Tropics

In India seeds are mixed

with black pepper to

make a tonic and to

reduce fevers. A tonic is

also made from the bark.

20.

Callistemon lanceolatus D.C.

Bottle Brush

Myrtaceae

Australlia , India

Leaves are a Tea

substitute and have a

delightfully refreshing

flavour, tan dye is

obtained from the

leaves.

 

21.

Calotropis procera Br.

Ak

Ascliapdaceae

Tropical Africa and

India

The root bark is used to

treat leprosy in India.

22.

Cannavis sativa L.

Bhang

Cannabidaceae

Central Asia

Fibres used for cordage,

sailcloth and caulking

boat, seeds used in

manufacture of paints,

varnishes and soap, drug

(bhang, hashish, ganja

and marihuana) is

produced. Its use is

illegal in many

countries.

23.

Capparis decidua Roth.

Karil

Capparidaceae

Sahara

Fruits eaten locally.

24.

Carissa carandu L.

Kraundha

Apocynaceae

India to Malaysia

The red, plum-like

berries are eaten locally

and made into jellies

and preserves.

25.

Cassia fistula L.

Amaltash

Leguminosae

Tropical Africa

The pulp of pods is used

as a laxative.

26.

Cassia nodusa Ham.

Gulabi

Amaltash

Caesalpiniaceae

West Malaysia

The wood is used for

posts and tool handles

while roots are used as

soap for washing

clothes.

27.

Cassia siama Vahl.

Siama

Caesalpiniaceae

India to Indonesia

The wood is used for

heavy construction

work, mine props and as

a fuel.

28.

Casuarinae equisetifolia L.

Chok/

Jhau

Casuarinaceae

New South Wales,

Queensland, India

Wood is used for roof

shingles and posting.

29.

Cedrela toona Roxb.

Toon

Meliaceae

India to Australia

Flowers are source of a

red and yellow dye,

wood is used for

furniture, house

building, tea chests, oil

casks and cigar box.

30.

Ceiba pentandra Benth.

Kapok Tree

Bombraceae

South America,

India

The fibres are insect

repellent; gum is

laxative and used in

bowel complaints, juice

from its roots is a cure

for diabetes.

31.

Centella asiatica Urb.

Brahmi

Umbelliferae

Tropics and

Temperate

It is one of the

constituents of the

Indian summer

drink thandaayyee,

sharp memory.

32.

Cestrum nocturnum L.

Rat-ki-Rani

Solanaceae

Central America,

West Indies

An infusion of the plant

is used as an

antispasmodic in the

treatment of epilepsy.

33.

Chrysanthemum coronarium

L.

Guldawadhi

Compositae

Asia, Africa,

Mediterranen

The young seedlings are

cooked as a vegetable in

China and Japan.

 

34.

Citrus limon Burmann.

Nimbu

Rutaceae

Sub Tropical Asia,

Greeks and

Romanas, Azores,

California and Italy

Fruits are good source

of Vitamin C and B1,

carotene, Juice used for

drinks, also a

commercial source of

citric acid. Lemon oil is

used in perfumery,

flavouring foods,

flavouring liqueurs.

35.

Clerodendron inerme Gaertn.

Lanjai

Verbenaceae

Tropical and Sub

Tropical, India

Used as blood purifier.

36.

Cordia oblique Wild

Losara

Boraginaceae

India

Fruits are demulcient,

expectorant and useful

in bronchial affections

and in irritation of

urinary passages.

37.

Crinum defixum L.

Sukhdarshan

Amaryllidaceae

Tropical, Sub

Tropical

Juice from the leaves is

used to relieve ear-ache.

38.

Curcuma domastica L.

Haldi

Zingiberaceae

South Asia, India,

China, East Indies

and West Indies

Rhizome is a source of

yellow dye. In India and

Far East the juice is used

for treating stomach

complaints, bruises;

fumes from the burning

rhizome relieve colds

and catarrh, and a paste

of the rhizome

accelerates the

formation of scabs

caused by smallpox and

chickenpox.

39.

Cuscuta reflexa L.

Amar Bel

Convolvulaceae

Tropical and

Temperate, India,

Western Peninsula

and Baluchistan

Seeds are carminative

and anthelmatic; plant

used externally against

itch, internally in

protracted fevers;

Infusion of the plant is

used to wash sores.

40.

Cymbopogon citratus Spreng.

Lemon grass

Poaceae

Tropical Asia

Used as a medical herb

and in perfumes,

consumed as a tea.

41.

Delphinium ajacis L.

Larkspur

Ranunculaceae

Europe,

Mediterranen

A tincture of the dried

ripe seeds is used

medicinally as a

parasiticide.

42.

Elaeocarpus ganitrus Roxb.

Rudraksh

Elaeocarpaceae

India, Malaya

Bark and leaves used to

treat inflammation of the

gums.

43.

Emblica officinalis Gaertn.

Anwla

Euphorbiaceae

Tropical Asia, India

Fruits used in jellies and

preserves, eaten raw,

bark used for tanning.

 

44.

Eugenia jambolana Lam.

Jamoha

Myrtaceae

Tropical Asia to

Australlia

Seeds are diuretic and

are used to reduce the

blood sugar in cases of

diabetes.

45.

Evolvullus alsinoides L.

Shankh

Pushpi

Convolvulaceae

Throughout Tropics

Used to treat fever and

cough, traditionally used

for its psychotropic and

nootropic properties,

memory-enhancing

properties and anti

inflammatory and

neuroprotective

properties in the brain.

46.

Ficus bengalensis L.

Bargad

Moraceae

India Pakistan

Tree is sacred to Hindu,

latex used to heal cracks

in the feet.

47.

Ficus glomerata Roxb.

Gular

Moraceae

Tropical India,

Pakistan

Fruits are eaten locally

and a bird lime is made

from the latex.

48.

Ficus religiosa L.

Pipal

Moraceae

Tropical Asia

Tree is scared to Hindu

& Buddhists.

49.

Ficus rumphi Blume

Pilkan

Moraceae

Malasysia

Fruits are eaten locally.

50.

Hibiscus-rosa-sinensis L.

Gurhal

Malvaceae

China, Japan

Bark used in China to

control menstruation, a

decoction of the roots is

used to treat sore eyes.

51.

Ixora fulgens Roxb.

Ixora

Rubiaceae

Tropics, Malaya

Used by local people as

a treatment against

toothache.

52.

Jacranda mimosaefolia

D.Don.

Nili

Gulmohar

Bignoniaceae

Tropical South

America

The wood is used in

general carpentry.

53.

Jatropha curcus L.

Safed Arand

Euphorbiceae

Tropics

Seeds yield Curcus Oil

used medicinallyas a

strong purgative.

54.

Lagerstroemia flos-reginae

Retz.

Jarul

Lythraceae

Malaysia

The wood is insect

resistant and used for

house building, flooring,

bridges and railways

sleepers.

55.

Lantana camera L.

Ghaneri

Verbenaceae

Tropical America

A decoction of the

leaves is used locally as

a tonic and stimulant.

 

56.

Lantana macrophylae Mart.

Ghaneri

Verbenaceae

South America

A decoction of leaves is

used in Brazil to treat

rheumatism and the

fruits are used to make a

tonic.

57.

Lathyrus odoratus L.

Sweet Pea

Leguminosae

South Europe

An essential oil is

extracted from flowers

and used in perfumery.

58.

Lawsonia alba L.

Mahendi

Lythraceae

Old World Tropics,

N. Africa, Arabia to

India.

The bark used to treat

jaundice and nervous

complaints, flowers

yield a scented oil, dried

leaves yield a green

powder used to dye hair,

palm and nails orange

brown (Henna) and to

dye horses coats and

fabric.

59.

Madhuca indica Gmel

Mahua

Sapotaceae

South India

Flower is edible and is a

food item for tribals,

used to make syrup for

medicinal purposes,

fermented to produce

the alcoholic

drink mahuwa, country

liquor.

60.

Melia azadirachta L.

Neem

Meliaceae

East India, Ceylon

Non-drying oil is

extracted from the

seeds. It is used for

soap-making and to treat

skin diseases, locally.

The bark and leaf

extracts are used as a

tonic, and to reduce

fevers.

61.

Mentha arvensis L.

Pudina

Labiatae

Temperate Europe,

Asia and America

Oil used in

pharmaceutical,

toothpastes.

62.

Mentha piperata L.

Pippermint

Labiatae

Europe and North

America

Oil and dried leaves are

used medicinally to treat

stomach complaints and

as a stimulant.

63.

Mimosa hamata Willd.

Aill

Mimosaceae

Tropical Asia

Tonic, in urinary

complaints,

glandular swelings,

blood-purifier.

64.

Monstera deliciosa Liebm.

Amarphal

Araceae

Central America

Fruits are pulped

and used to make

drinks and ices.

 

65.

Moringa oleifera L.

Soanjhna

Moringaceae

India, Old and New

World

Used as vegetables,

bark control

diabetes, a natural

anthelmintic and

possible adjuvant.

66.

Mucuna pruriens L. DC4

Kaunch

Fabaceae

East Indies

Seeds used for

treating intestinal

gas, diarrhea,

cough, rheumatic

disorder, muscular

pain, diabetes,

menstrual pain and

tuberculosis.

67.

Murraya koenigii Kurz.

Kadi Pata

Rutaceae

East Asia, Pacific

Islands, Himalayas

A decoction of the bark

leaves and root is used

locally as a tonic.

68.

Musa paradisiacal L.

Kela

Musaceae

Tropical Asia

The high starch content

of the fruits, flour from

the fruit is an excellent

invalid food.

69.

Nerium indicum Mill.

Red Kaner

Apocynaceae

Tropical Asia

A poultice of the root is

used against ringworm,

to induce abortion and

for suicide; flowers are

used for perfume and

produce good honey.

70.

Nerium oleander L.

White Kaner

Apocynaceae

Mediterranean

The roots are used in

criminal poisoning and

to exterminate rats.

71.

Nicotiana tabocum L.

Tamakhu

Solanaceae

Tropical America

The cured and dried

leaves are used to make

tobacco, snuff ans a

source of nicotine for

the manufacture of

insecticides and nicotine

sulphate.

72.

Nychtenthus arbor-tristis L.

Har Sringar

Verbenaceae

India

The leaves yield a bright

yellow dye.

73.

Ocimum basilicum L.

Ban Tulsi

Labiatae

India, S.E. Asia, N.

E. Africa

The plant is cultivated

for the essential oil used

in perfumery, soap

making, to flavour

liqueurs and sauces.

74.

Ocimum sanctum L.

Tulsi

Labiatae

Old World Tropics

The plant is sacred to

the Hindus and is grown

in front of temples; the

leaves are used as a

condiment.

75.

Onosoma echinoids L.

Inderjo

Boraginaceae

Central Europe To

Himalayas

The roots yield a red dye

(Orsanette) used in India

to dye fats and wool, in

place of Alkanna.

 

76.

Piper longum L.

Piper

Piperaceae

Himalayas through

India

Friuts are used as a

condiment; roots are

used as a diuretic.

77.

Phoenix dactylifera L.

Khajur

Palmae

Asia Minor

Grown primarily for

fruits but the leaves used

for thatching and fuel;

stem for house-building.

Fruits are fermented to

make beverages. In

temperate countries they

are used in jams, cakes

and confectionery.

78.

Physalis minima L.

Papotan

Salanaceae

Tropics

The fruits are eaten as a

vegetable.

79.

Plumbago zeylanica L.

Chitrak

Plumbaginaceae

India, Malasyia

Paste of roots and leaves

used to treat skin

complaints.

80.

Plumeria alba L.

Champa

Apocynaceae

South Eastern Asia

The heart of the wood is

part of a traditional

medical preparation

taken as a vermifuge or

as a laxative.

81.

Pongamia pinnata L. Mirr.

Papri

Papilionaceae

Indomalaya

The oil is used in Asia

to treat skin diseases and

for burning, also used to

make candles and soap.

82.

Prunus amygdalus Batsch.

Badam

Rosaceae

Middle East and

South Asia

Eaten its own, raw or

toasted, oil is good for

application to the skin as

an emollient and has

been traditionally used

by massage therapists to

lubricate the skin during

a massage session.

83.

Psidium guajava L.

Amrood

Myrtaceae

Mexico, Peru, W.

Indies

Used in jellies and

preserves, fruits ia a

good source of vitamin

C

84.

Pterocarpus santalinus L.

Lal Chandan

Fabaceae

E. India, Ceylon to

Philippines

In Hinduism, wood has

been traditionally used

as a sacred wood and

also used for treating

digestive tract problems,

fluid retention, and

coughs; and for “blood

purification”.

 

85.

Pterospermum acerifolium