Suryavarti (Chrozophora rottleri Klotzsch)

Ram Das1770/1780

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
Exeter, United Kingdom

Suryavarti is used to treat jaundice, promote wound healing as a laxative and as a remedy for coughs and colds.��In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the East India Company controlled much of the Indian subcontinent. Keen to exploit and export valuable natural commodities, the Company set out to record the flora of India and commissioned Indian artists to create detailed botanical illustrations. Many of the plants were known through their use in Ayurvedic medicine. One of the world’s oldest medicinal systems, it has been practised in India for 3,000 years. Drawings of Indian plants and trees later named at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew


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