From time immemorial, people in India have relied upon Ayurveda, the science of life as the means of therapy.
In Sanskrit language, “Ayur” means life and “Veda” is scientific scripture. Though Ayurvedic medicines are herbal-based, there are many other formulations that are organic in their composition. However, modern medicines and therapies from the West, Allopathy, in particular, have almost eclipsed the traditional concept of Ayurvedic medicines.
The City Corporation of Pune, considering these facts, with an objective to create mass awareness on the relevance of Ayurveda and related medicinal plants, has earmarked a park exclusively to nurture Ayurvedic herbs.
There are over 300 species of Ayurvedic plants grown exclusively in this garden and the authorities intend to bring in more of medicinal plants. Visitors to the park are also enlightened about identifying the plants so that if such herbs exist in their backyard garden or the neighborhood, these will be taken care of as ready means of home remedies.
“This medicinal or Ayurvedic garden is been developed with the aim to make people aware of the various medicinal plants that can be used in our homes from day to day. We’ve planted many medicinal plants that can help cure ailments at our home like sore throat, upset stomach, gastritis problems and many more. People using these plants need not visit a doctor but cure the diseases at their homes. Here there are over 300 species of Ayurvedic herbs planted here,” said Santosh, Assistant Garden Superintendent, Herbal Garden, Pune.
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