Related to plants we have one publication.
ie. Sachitra Amarakosha Sasyagalu Published by NIVS Bangalore.
Amarakosha a lexicon written by Amarasimha in 7th century AD
This Book with 360 pages contains Photo of Plants explained in Amarakosha, Botanical name, Sanskrit name, Kannada name, use of plants identified by the name of plant, and explanation in Sanskrit, English, Kannada. Total of 270 plants
Indexes in Botanical name, Kannada name, Sanskrit name, and indexed photos
PDF size is 24 MB 
It is research but Not done for any PHD, except preserve our tradition and to link present with past

Dr. Ganesh Kumar
Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi
Vignesh Ayurvedic clinic
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