The Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Laboratory is developed under DST funded project Rural Women Technology Park of UPES, (2015-2018) SEED Division DST, GoI. The objective of the lab is to do Extraction of essential oil of medicinal and aromatic plants and to conduct comparative study of yield of essential oil from different land pattern.

Under this lab the primary screening of natural compounds from medicinal and aromatic plant is carried out. We do the antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial studies of extraction of MAP species. We have various equipment like Soxhlet assembly, Rotameters, Clevenger unit and Steam distillation (Autoclave)unit, soil and water testing kits which are used for the extraction of essential oil of lemongrass, stevia, Tulsi, Chamomile.
We have also established polyhouse and nurseries for the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants. Under this project, we give training and technical backup support to rural women farmers for the cultivate medicinal and aromatic plant species Tulsi, Chamomile lemongrass, Stevia species in nearby villages i.e Than goan, Birsani, Doonga and Masraajpatti.

List of equipment at MAP

• Clevenger apparatus
• Soxhlet Assembly
• Steam Distillation Unit (Autoclave)
• Rota vapour
• Portable Water testing and Soil testing Kit

• Digital Heat Mantle
• Digital pH meter
• Water Bath Digital
• Desiccator
• Weighing balance
• Poly House

Name of Medicinal and Aromatic plants available in Poly house Common Name Botanical Name
1. Kachnar- Bauhinia variegata
2. Baheda Terminalia bellirica
3. Reetha Sapindus mukorossi
4. Harad Terminalia chebula
5. Arjun Terminalia arjuna
6. Amla Phyllanthus emblica
7. Sarpgandha Rauvolfia serpentine
8. Shatawar Asparagus racemosus
9. Aloe vera Aloe barbadensis
10. Kalihari Gloriosa superba
11. Giloy Tinospora cordifoilia
12. Brahmi Bacopa monnieri
13. Ambahaldi Curcuma longa
14. Aprajita Clitoria ternatea
15. Chitrak Plumbago zeylanicum
16. Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus
17. Japanese mint Mentha arvensis
18. Stevia Stevia rebaudiana
19. Touch-me-not Mimosa pudica
20. Tulsi Ocimum sanctum
21. Castor plant Ricinus communis
22. Insulin patra Costus igneus
23. Kasni Cichorium intybus
24. Pippali Piper longum
25. Bhanjir Perilla frutescens