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Friday, April 4, 2008

Madurai to have a garden of 'tree of life

Madurai (PTI): With Kadamba tree (Common Cadamba) facing extinction in this temple city which is otherwise known as 'Kadamba Kshetram', centre for Kadamba trees, a programme has been launched to nurture the medicinal plant famous for its quality to release high doses of oxygen.

The programme, launched by administrators of Meenakshi temple here on Friday, aims to bring up the garden at a one acre land.

The unique feature of the tree, which is also the 'stala vriksha' (local tree) is that it could release plenty of oxygen good enough to revive even a dying person, Balasubramanian, a Siddha doctor said.

'A Kadamba tree is like a oxygen cylinder being used in hospitals', he said.

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