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Medicinal Plants

   

The Government of India  have mounted a programme of Vanaspathi Van Project to promote Indian System of Medicine and for development of medicinal plants in degraded forests. Under this project APFDC has taken up ex-situ cultivation in 524 ha and in-situ cultivation in 2450 ha in Eastern ghats and Nallamalai zone coming under Rajahmundry and Kurnool Divisions respectively. The AP Forest Development Corporation has taken up large scale plantations of Amla with proven grafted varieties like NA-7, Chakaiya, BSR-1 etc., in Rajahnundry and Kurnool Divisions.

The species raised under ex-situ cultivation are:

i. Tree species:

Aegle marmelos, Emblica officinalis, Oroxylum indicum, Saraca asoca, Sterculia urens, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica.

ii. Shrubs & Climbers and Herbs & Grasses

Adathoda vasica, Aloe vera, Asparagus racemosus, Bixa orellana, Cassia senna, Chlorophytum borivilianum, Cymbopogon flexuosus, Gloriosa superba, Gymnema sylvestre, Piper longum, Rauvolfia serpentina, Tinospora cordifolia, Withania somnifera.