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K.S.Manilal's Love Affair With Hortus Malabaricus

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For K.S. Manilal, a professor of botany at the University of Calicut, the love started early. It was an oddly matched couple, a tall, reserved, bespectacled man and Hortus Malabaricus, a 17th-century Botanical book on the trees and plants.

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HORTUS MALABARICUS BY K.S. MANILAL

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Hortus Malabaricus (Garden of Malabar), is the oldest printed book on Indian medicinal plants. Written by Dutch Governor H.A. Van Rheede, it was compiled over a period of nearly 30 years and published in Amsterdam during 1678–1693.

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04: Ayurveda

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Ayurveda is like an ancient tree growing from a deep spiritual base, branching into a rich and compact philosophical system. Medicine is only one aspect. The word ayus meaning life and veda meaning knowledge. Ayurveda is the art of living.

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Nº3: What is health

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For keeping good health we need the ability to smile as an innocent child. The author wrote about the kind of smile, which springs from the depths of our being, and explained that the loss of such a smile means loss of health.

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Nº2: Mission of Ayurveda

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Your body’s resistance lies on three pillars: your ability to breathe freely, good food, and your happiness and contentment. There is no medicine for an unhappy and restless mind. Ayurveda teaches something very profound: Be a good human being.

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Nº1: Meeting with Ayurveda

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

At some point, everyone must encounter life, what we in India call ‘ayus’. My first experience with real life came from meeting with various spiritual teachers. After many years, I found out that the best piece of wisdom I had learnt was; “Do not hurt yourself…”

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