DASHAMOOLA – THE TEN ROOTS (A REVIEW ARTICLE)
Dr. Mustafaanand P. H.*
Dashamoola the roots of ten medicinal plants play a vital role in traditional medicine. Our students are not familiar with these plants even after completion of their degree programme in Botany. It is a heart breaking truth. In my two P.S.C. interviews, a question was “What are the plants included in Dashamoola?” and again, the third one for College Professors job, the interview board asked a question that “Name the plants included in Dashapushpagal”. All these questions were very simple and measure our basic knowledge in the subject. Moreover, this type questions may help to remove our tension in front of the interview board. As a graduate in Botany, all students must know at least the botanical names and families of plants growing in our surroundings and can distinguish the useful plants (food or medicinal) from non useful or poisonous plants.
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