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Ayurveda practitioners cultivate herbal gardens in Tripura

ANI | 01 Oct 2015, 09:15 pm
Tripura, Oct 01 (ANI): A group of 55 practitioners of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of natural and holistic medicine, cultivate herbal gardens comprising hundreds of rare herbs useful in preparing Ayurvedic medicines in Tripura. The practitioners, under the banner of Vaidyaraj Herbal Growers Society (VHGS), have created ten such herbal gardens across Kanchanpur sub-division in North Tripura district. The Ayurvedic practitioners with little financial and technical help from the government, have collected nearly 500 rare herbs from far flung areas and are growing them in these gardens. The idea behind the herbal garden is to prevent the extinction of most of these herbs. The rare herbs can cure a wide range of diseases including flu, fever, broken bones, snake bite, liver disease, jaundice among many others. The members of the society, all from various tribes, meet occasionally to share their traditional knowledge on Ayurveda. They said a registered license would help them reach out to more people and share the benefits of Ayurveda. Besides collecting herbs, the members document their ancestral knowledge on Ayurveda through oral literature. Once lost in the fame and development of allopathy and medical science, Ayurveda is gradually reviving and getting popular largely because

Ayurveda practitioners cultivate herbal gardens in Tripura

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