The objective of Herbal Garden is to give awareness to our students about the use of individual medicinal plants ‘Dasapushpangal’ constituting ten flowers, holding a prominent position in Kerala tradition. It is a living museum of more than 300 different varieties of medicinal plants including rare and endangered medicinal plant species. The herbal garden lies with the descriptive labels with their botanical names and vernacular names displayed for different plant species. The herbal garden is helpful for the students in knowing taxonomic knowledge and identification of the local plants. In addition, they promote relaxation; maintain a healthy mind in the surrounding environment. The diverse collection of plant species facilitate visitors to experience new plants and enables opportunities for learning. The herbal garden provides valuable information on various plants and act as outer laboratory for students.
Herbal gardens help in the faster healing of wounds, act as nutritional supplements, and also deliver a host of benefits. Herbs strengthen the immune system, lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, have anti-inflammatory properties, and prevent Alzheimer’s diseases as well as various types of cancers. For sharing these things with students a pilot initiative was launched under the auspices of HBC’s Nature Club on 22 MAY 2019 as a part of the International Year of Biodiversity Celebrations.