Welcome to Vrikshayurveda by Avinash Khaire

Avinash Khaire has graduated in Geography and completed his master’s degree in Agricultural Geography from University of Mumbai with dissertation entailed “Crop-land use in the vicinity of Greater Bombay” in 1987. He worked as lecturer in one of the colleges under the same university. After six years of lecturing he resigned to work in the field of Vrikshayurveda (Ancient Indian Plant Science). For that purpose in 1994 he started Ayurvedic medicinal plants nursery with 126 species of plants and vermicompost unit for nutritional support for growing them in the field. Since then he has successfully developed theme based landscaping projects (e.g. antidote plants garden for one research institute) and farm development, medicinal plants and horticultural plantations using principles of Vrikshayurveda one such is to provide happy, healthy and peaceful life to plants so that they will provide the same to mankind. His main contributions for more than past two decades is towards acquiring knowledge about Vrikshayurveda techniques and apply it in the field. Alongside he has presented research papers based on his field trials and allied subjects and prepared databases of medicinal plants as well as given lectures for dissemination of Vrikshayurveda knowledge among scholars and common man. Currently he is pursuing Ph.D. on the topic “Vrikshayurveda: Spatial-temporal Specialization and Bioprospecting.”

Currently associated with journals as

  1. Editor, Journal of Natural and Ayurvedic Medicine (JONAM)
  2. Ex Subject Editor (Vrikshayurveda), The Journal of Research and Education in Indian Medicine (JREIM)

Research interest:

Vrikshayurveda; Ayurveda; Vrikshayurvedic remedies

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Dietary Evolution Leading to Agriculture

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Authenticity of all branches of ancient Indian science is always questioned and criticized mainly because it is qualitative elucidation of information which is not quantified when it came in existence. By using modern scientific techniques the authenticity of the same information can be proved qualitatively as well as quantitatively and examples of this will be provided … Continue reading Introduction

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