Ch. Surender Singh Memorial Herbal Park, Tosham

Ch. Surender Singh Memorial Herbal Park
चौधरी सुरेंद्र सिंह स्मारक जड़ी बूटी उद्यान
Herbal Park
Ch. Surender Singh Memorial Herbal Park
Location in Haryana, India
Ch. Surender Singh Memorial Herbal Park
Ch. Surender Singh Memorial Herbal Park (India)
Coordinates: 28°52′4″N 75°55′20″E / 28.86778°N 75.92222°E / 28.86778; 75.92222Coordinates: 28°52′4″N 75°55′20″E / 28.86778°N 75.92222°E / 28.86778; 75.92222
Country  India
State Haryana
District Hisar
Founded by Haryana's Forests Minister Kiran Choudhry
Named for Surender Singh
Population (2011)
  Total 9,894
Languages
  Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 127029
Telephone code +91-(01253)
ISO 3166 code IN-HR
Website www.haryanaforest.gov.in

Ch. Surender Singh Memorial Herbal Park, Tosham (Hindi: चौधरी सुरेंद्र सिंह स्मारक जड़ी बूटी उद्यान, तोशाम, भिवानी जिला) is a herbal and medicinal plants park in Tosham town of Bhiwani district in the Indian state of Haryana.

It should not be confused with similarly named Ch. Surender Singh Memorial Herbal Park, Kairu (Hindi: चौधरी सुरेंद्र सिंह स्मारक जड़ी बूटी उद्यान, कैरू) in Kairu village, both are located in Bhiwani district in the Indian state of Haryana.

Location

Ch. Surender Singh Memorial Herbal Park, Tosham is located on Hisar-Bhiwani road in Tosham town in Bhiwani district. It is nearly 40 km from Hisar and Hansi, and 30  km from Bhiwani.

History

The 45 acre park was founded on protected forest land in 2009 by then Haryana's Forests Minister Kiran Choudhry in the memory of her politician husband late Surender Singh who was the son of former Chief Minister of Haryana Bansi Lal and father of politician Shruti Choudhry.[1]

Objectives of the Herbal Park

The herbal park aims to preserve and propagate the Ayurvedic, Naturopathy & endangered herbs. it also aims to educate people and farmers in commercial cultivation of these herbs to engage in profitable pursuits.[2]

Herbs at Park

The Forests Department, Haryana has planted several Ayurvedic medicinal herbs from different parts of the world at this park including Ashvagandha (Indian Ginseng), Sarpagandha (Rauvolfia serpentina), Mulethi (Liquorice), Shatavar (Asparagus racemosus), Brahmibooti (Centella asiatica), Chitrak (Plumbago), Gwarpatha (Aloe vera), Baansa (Justicia adhatoda), Rosha Ghas (Cymbopogon martinii) - type of lemon grass, Akarkara (Anacyclus pyrethrum root), Safed Musali (Chlorophytum borivilianum), Vach, Shatavari, Isabagol (Psyllium seed husks), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Pippali, Makoy or Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum), Bhumi Amalki (Phyllanthus niruri), Bahera, Harad, Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), Rudraksh, Bael, Kalihari (Gloriosa superba), Patharchur (Coleus), Lemon grass, Jatropha, Palmarosa and Haldi (Turmeric).

Facilities

The park has several visitor facilities, including lawns and swings for the kids, an observation watch tower, etc.

References

  1. "Districtwise Herbal Parks" (PDF). haryanaforest.gov.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  2. PM News Bureau. "Herbal Park at Hisar". old.projectsmonitor.com. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
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