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This paper discusses the special branch of the Ancient Indian science on plant life as depicted by Vrikshayurveda, and the obvious relevance of the insights these provide to enrich our knowledge and practice in this field.


... Vrikshayurveda. Also known as "The Science of Plant Life", Vrikshayurveda written by Surapala, a Royal Physician in the court of King Bhimapala during 10th century A.D. was also awarded as Vaidyavidyavarenya [2][3]. Vrikshayurveda has been mentioned by different writers in ancient literature with different names as Vishavavallabha, Upavanavinoda, Lokopakara and Shivatatvaratnakara (Table: 2). ...