The word “herb” has been derived from the Latin word, “herba” and an old French word “herbe”. Now a days, herb refers to any part of the plant like fruit, seed, stem, bark, flower, leaf, stigma or a root, as well as a non-woody plant. Earlier, the term “herb” was only applied to non-woody plants, including those that come from trees and shrubs. These medicinal plants are also used as food, flavonoid, medicine or perfume and also in certain spiritual activities.

Plants have been used for medicinal purposes long before prehistoric period. Ancient Unani manuscripts Egyptian papyrus and Chinese writings described the use of herbs.  Evidence exist that Unani Hakims, Indian Vaids and European and Mediterranean cultures were using herbs for over 4000 years as medicine.

school has established Herbal garden with 27 varieties of plants.

1 TULSI 8 AMALTASH 15 BICHU BOOTI 22 GULAR
2 CHITWAN 9 SAFED MUSELI 16 NIRGUNDI 23 ARJUN
3 SATAWARI 10 DHATURA 17 HARSINGAR 24 LEMON GRASS
4 GUGAL 11 JAMALGOTA 18 HADDIJOD 25 GOLDEN DURANTA
5 GWAR PATHA 12  KHAJRI 19 PATTARCHATTA 26 ENERMY
6 PALAS 13 CHANDAN 20 AWALA 27 TECOMA
7 MADAR 14 ASWAGANDHA 21 KACHNAR

Maj Gen R K Raina, SM, Patron APS Jodhpur observing Herbal Garden.