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August 31st, 2010 by Ganesh H. R

The ‘Life-giving’ Plant!

According to Hindu mythology, Sanjeevani is a miraculous herb possessing the power to cure practically any ailment! What’s most astounding in this regard is that this herb is believed to even possess the ability to revive the dead!

The Sanjeevani Plant at Coorg

The Glorious Sanjeevani!

This herb is mentioned in the Ramayana when Ravana’s son Indrajit severely injures and nearly slaughters Lakshmana.  To treat Lakshmana, Hanuman was summoned to fetch the Sanjeevani herb from mount Dunagiri  located in the Himalayas. On reaching mount Sumeru, Hanuman, unable to recognize the herb, lifted the whole mountain, bringing it to the battle-field!

Coorg-Sanjeevani Plant

Sanjeevani: the ‘Miracle’ Plant

The popular word “Sanjeevani”, when translated, means “One that infuses life”. This in turn derives from the myriad medicinal properties of this plant; the Sanjeevani herb is thought to possess 101 types of medicinal powers! In India, traditionally, the dry Sanjeevani has been used to treat several human health ailments for centuries together!

The Sanjeevani plant is found in the Indian Western Ghats, especially Coorg. This plant grows in regions that receive plentiful supply of rainfall. Sanjeevani is extensively utilized by the tribals of Coorg called the Kurubas, who use it as medication for wounds and ulcers. They also drink this plant’s juice with milk and honey to stay healthy. Interestingly, this is also a special medicine in the tribal areas.

The Sanjeevani plant can be spotted in abundance in the Orange County, Coorg surroundings, where it is difficult to miss!

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18 Responses to “The ‘Life-giving’ Plant!”

  1. Ajay babu Says:

    I need one plant. How much does that one cost?

  2. admin Says:

    Dear Ajay, the Sanjeevani plant can be spotted in abundance in the Orange County, Coorg surroundings. However, they are also available to buy at the Lal Bagh Horticultural Society, and should cost you approximately Rs. 50.

  3. Madhu Says:

    give me ur number please

  4. admin Says:

    Dear Madhu,

    Greetings to you! Thanks for your inquiry.

    You can contact us at the following numbers:

    Orange County, Coorg: +91 (0)8274 258 481 – 4
    Orange County, Kabini : +91 (0)8228 269 100 – 7

  5. Madhu Says:

    give me ur number please message me ur number m number is 9844992333

  6. Hem raj bhatt Says:

    Please send me basic information regarding this plant, and what it can be specially used for.

  7. admin Says:

    Dear Hem Raj Bhatt, thanks for your interest in the Sanjeevani.

    The Sanjeevani plant grows on the hills of tropical areas, particularly the Arawali Mountain terrains from east to west in India. The dry plants have traditionally been used as a remedy to treat a range of human health complications for centuries in India, particularly by tribals, who usually use it as a medication for wounds and ulcers :).

  8. pradeep Says:

    Hi admin. I need the Sanjeevani plant (selaginella bryopteris) for a medical purpose. Please contact my mail address as soon as possible as it’s very urgent.
    [email protected]

  9. admin Says:

    Dear Pradeep,

    Greetings to you!

    Thanks for your inquiry and interest in the Sanjeevani plant.

    You may contact the Lalbagh Horticultural Society, particularly the ayurveda section who can be of assistance to you.

  10. Elan Says:

    Please refer to the following link for more information on the Sanjeevani:

  11. admin Says:

    Thanks for the insight, Elan!:

  12. santhanakumar Says:

    i want one Sanjeevani plant and is root , what is the cost of it.

  13. admin Says:

    Dear Santhanakumar, the Sanjeevani plant grows freely in the Western Ghats.

  14. santhanakumar Says:

    thanks for your reply , i want one plant for mediacal research , can u give me one plant , what is the cost of it

  15. kasaiah Says:

    Thank you Sir. I want this plant. Kindly send me details on where it is available.

  16. deepti Says:

    The Sanjeevani plant grows freely in the Western Ghats Kasaiah.

  17. parthasarathi Says:

    Pranmas Sir, where can we get the Sanjeeveni plant? I enquired in Lalbag. It’s not available.

  18. deepti Says:

    Dear Parthasarathi, the Sanjeevani plant grows freely in the Western Ghats.

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