In Which Language Hortus Malabaricus Published For The First Time?

Hortus Malabaricus

In which language Hortus Malabaricus (book about medicinal plant in Malabar) published for the first time?
A) Dutch
B) Portuguese
C) Malayalam
D) Latin
Answer: Latin

Who is the author of Hortus Malabaricus?
Answer: Hendrik van Rheede

Who translated Hortus Malabaricus into Malayalam?
Answer: K. S. Manilal

Who translated Hortus Malabaricus into English?
Answer: K. S. Manilal

Name of Malayali physician (Ayurvedic doctor) who helped to the compilation of Hortus Malabaricus?
Answer: Itti Achuden

About Hortus Malabaricus
Hortus Malabaricus (meaning "Garden of Malabar") is a comprehensive treatise that deals with the medicinal plant properties of the flora of the Western Ghats region principally covering the areas now in the Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka and the union territory of Goa.

The book gives a detailed account of the flora of Kerala, along with sketches and detailed descriptions. Over 742 different plants and their indigenous science are considered in the book. The book also employs a system of classification based on the traditions adopted by the practitioners of that region. Apart from Latin, the plant names have been recorded in other languages including Malayalam, Konkani, Arabic, English.

Professor K. S. Manilal has worked over 35 years on the research, translations, and annotations of the Hortus Malabaricus. The effort has brought the main contents of the book to Malayalam and English-speaking scholars.

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