Nepal Herbs Series 1980

Complete Set of 4 nos of special postage stamps on the Herbs of Nepal : Tulsi,  :

Tulsi : Ocimum sanctum Linn.Sugandhbala : Valeriana jatamansi JonesWinged Prickly Ash : Zanthoxylum armatum DCRheum emodi WallIssued by Nepal

Issued on Mar 24, 1980 [11 Chaitra 2036]

Designer : M.N.S. Rana

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination :
a) 5 P
b) 30 P
c) R
d) R 

Colour : Five

Size : 29.8 mm x 40 x 64 mm

Format : Vertical

Paper : Unwatermarked paper

Quantity :
a) 40,00,000
b) 30,00,000
c) 20,00,000
d) 10,00,000

Sheet : 50

Process : Photogravure

Printer : Harrison and sons Ltd., England

About : 

  • 1. OCIMUM SANCTUM L (sacred basil) – Tulsi occupies a prominent place in our religious and cultural field from ancient times. This plant, looking very captivating, by the beauty of tiny light violet flowers, is found in the tropical and temperate regions. Its leaves, in the form of herbs, are used to cure cough and cold and its oil is used for making medicine and sweet scented perfumes.
  • 2. VALERIANA JATAMANSI JONES (Valerian) – It grows in moist places of the Mahabharat region between 1000-3000 meters altitude and is a herb 10-50 cm tall. Looking beautiful by the cordate leaves, its plant bears pinkish and white flowers and its rhizomes and roots are used for medicinal purposes.
  • 3. ZANTHOXYLUM ARMATUM DC (Nepalese Pepper) – This Nepalese pepper is spiny shrub of the member of Rutaceae family growing usually on the open slopes of the Mahabharat region between 1200-2500 meter Altitude. The oil extracted from the leaves and fruit is used for making medicines and perfumes and the fruit of this plant is also famous for spices and pickles.
  • 4. RHEUM EMODI WALL (Himalayan rhubarb) – It is the family polygonaceae which grows in the Himalayan region between 3000-4000 meter and is 1-2 m. tall. It bears small reddish flowers and its stems and roots are used for medicinal purposes.

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