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Facilities for development of medicinal and aromatic plants sector

  • Largest germplasm of lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) with 400 accessions
  • Germplasm collection of vetiver, citronella, cinnamon
  • Herbal garden with a collection of about 450 medicinal plants that are used in ayurveda, tribal and folklore medicine systems
  • Medicinal trees conservation park having about 110 species of rare and   endangered tree species  
  • Regional Analytical Laboratory for quality standardization and evaluation of medicinal plants, aromatic oils, crude drugs and drug formulations
  • Bioactivity laboratory for intensive research to identify new biomolecules from plant sources for human and plant health care   
  • Seed production plots of aromatic and medicinal plants
  • Distillation unit for bulk distillation of essential oils with a capacity of 500 Kg at a time
  • Training centre with residential facility for imparting training to farmers, entrepreneurs and extension personnel on medicinal plants and allied subjects.
  • Knowledge centre on medicinal and aromatic plants 
  • Library of medicinal and aromatic  plants


Lemongrass Field

Farm: A well laid out farm of 12.5 ha for conservation of germplasm, field experimentation, bulk cultivation of mandate crops.

Steam Distillation unit: A facility for bulk distillation of essential oils with a capacity of 500 Kg at a time.

Steam Distillation Unit

Sub-surface dyke: For ground water conservation 

Sub-surface Dyke

Vermicompost Units: 6 Nos.

Class B Meteorological observatory


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Aromatic & Medicinal Plants Research Station
Kerala Agricultural University
Odakkali, Asamannoor P.O.
Ernakulam District Kerala 683549
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