BCH Medical Plant
IASST is setting up a Medicinal Plant Garden to create awareness of conservation and traditional uses of herbs and medicinal plants to visitors and to also be a place where students, farmers, and others can learn how to identify and conserve these important plants. 53 different medicinal plant species has been planted based on Indian Systems of Medicine (ISM) and many of them are highly abundant in the NER region of India. Many medicinal plants are in the way of extinction and our garden will serve as conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN). Healing with medicinal plants is an old treatment method as old as mankind itself. The connection between human and their search for drugs in nature dates from the far past, of which there are enormous evidence from different sources. Awareness of medicinal plants’ usage is a result of the many years of struggles against diseases and man learned to pursue drugs in barks, seeds, fruits, and other parts of the plants. Contemporary science has acknowledged and considered in modern pharmacotherapy the active actions of plant origin drugs, known by ancient civilizations and used throughout the millennia. The knowledge of the development of ideas related to the usage of medicinal plants with awareness will increase the ability to combat the challenges encountered by the healthcare professionals.
Coordinator: Dr. Jagat C Borah