Plants thatCure and Save Vidya Suresh Chaturvedi
We can prevent degradation ofenvironment by growingMedicinal Plants. They not onlycure diseases but preventthem. They deal with the entiregamut of life on our planet. Manis Triune of mental, physicaland spiritual factors,
which determine the means &method by which one can leadHealthy & Happy life. We can plantthem at Schools, Homes, SocietyCompound and Colony gardens.These plants give us naturalOxygen, prevent air pollution andprovide beauty & greenenvironment.
All living creatures are composedof micro cosmos composed of 5basic elements viz. Prithvi, Jal,Agni, Vayu and Akash collectivelycalled panchamahabhoot Themedicinal plants are alsocomposed of same elementscontaining same Panchtatwa.
Ayurveda says that these 5 elementsconstitute various organs of the bodyand its vital components in differentcombinations and permutations.When the normal levels of thispanchtatwa is disturbed due toimproper lifestyle, foods, deeds andenvironmental changes it leads to illhealth/ sickness/ disease.
Medicinal plants cure variousdiseases like eye-ear-noseinflammations, malnutrition,skin diseases, lung disorders,mental and physical diseases.Here is a list of some ofimportant medicinal plantswhich we can
plant and can grow in our housegardens and other public andsocial places. Along roadside,highways, railway tracks,encircling play grounds, stadia,race courses, encircling riverbeds, lakes and ponds. Theycreate clean and green
Plant BenefitBrahmi (Gotukola) Used in mental tension & insomniaTulsi (Basil) Used in cough & coldPudina(Peppermint) Used in nausea & vomitingDhaniya(Coriander) Used in Acidity & IndigestionPippali(Long Pepper) Used in coughAjwain(Thyme) Used in cold & coughGwarpatha(Aloe-Vera) Used in abdominal disorders & DysmenorrheaGulab(Rose) Used in acidity & acidosisMethi(Fenugreek) Used in body pain, abdominal discomfort and for diabetesGudvel(Giloi) For Pyrexia and burning sensation
Some of the following importantmedicinal plants must be plantedas a mass social movement toprovide clean & greenenvironment all over. Neem,Ashok, Arjun, Aam(Mango), Amla,Jamun, Bel, Gular, Peepal, Vad,Palash, Benada, Kutaj, Amalatesh,Kachnar, Nirgundi etc.
They can be planted nearwater sources and slowlyexpand to other areas tocover all the availableland. Especially citieswhich have become
“ Vriksho rakshthi rakshita ha” Save the trees,they will save you