Medicinal Garden Visit
Date: 16th April 2019
Visit at: Maharashtra Nature Park, Dharavi, Mumbai
Attended by: Second Year B. Pharm students
Organized by: Dr. Priyanka Goswami (HOD, Pharmacognosy Department)
Students Accompanied by: Ms. Parimal Kotkar, Dr. Archana Bele
Medicinal garden visit was scheduled for S. Y. B. Pharm students on 16th April 2019 at Maharashtra Nature Park, Dharavi, Mumbai. Students reported at the park at 8:30 am and visit was started at 9:00 am. Visit was started with showing audio visual clip and presentation about the nature park, in which they informed about the history of the park, different varieties and species of plants which were planted, also they told about different workshops, programs, educational tours conducted in the park.
After this student were divided in to 2 groups and allotted with two guides, each group was accompanied by a faculty member. During visit of garden, guides informed about the medicinal plants which were planted. They told about the common name, biological source and main uses of the medicinal plants. They informed about the cultivation and collection of different parts of the medicinal plants. The visit of medicinal garden was very fruitful and students got good knowledge of the medicinal plants from the guide.
Medicinal Garden Visit
Date:29 March 2018
Place of Visit:Malad East
Faculty:: Dr. Iram Nazish, Ms. Faiza Shaikh
Students:Second Year: 46
Naturopathy:Dr. Raj Merchant
A visit was organized to ‘Dr. Raj Merchant’s – Naturopathy (Medicinal Garden)’ at Malad East on 29th March 2018 for second year B. Pharm students. Forty-six students and two teachers visited the site. The aim was to show the students proper methods for managing medicinal plants in a garden and to provide information on plants that could be suitable for their gardens and for any pathological diseases. Dr. Raj Merchant showed the students and teachers various medicinal plants maintained in the herbal plant section of the site and highlighted their importance, usefulness, and significance. They also encouraged students to disseminate medicinal plant-related information to other students the college. The students and the teachers all enjoyed the visit and found it informative and useful.
Importance of some herbs with their medicinal values
- Herbs such as black pepper, cinnamon, myrrh, aloe, sandalwood, ginseng, red clover, burdock, bayberry, and safflower are used to heal wounds, sores and boils.
- Some herbs are also having antibiotic properties. Turmeric is useful in inhibiting the growth of germs, harmful microbes and bacteria. Turmeric is widely used as a home remedy to heal cut and wounds.
- Ginger and cloves are used in certain cough syrups. They are known for their expectorant property, which promotes the thinning and ejection of mucus from the lungs, trachea and bronchi. Eucalyptus, Cardamom, Wild cherry and cloves are also expectorants.
These herbal products are today being the symbol of safety in contrast to the synthetic drugs, that are regarded as unsafe to human being and environment. Although herbs had been priced for their medicinal, flavouring and aromatic qualities for centuries, the synthetic products of the modern age surpassed their importance, for a while. However, the blind dependence on synthetics is over and people are returning to the naturals with hope of safety and security. It’s time to promote them globally.
Medicinal Garden Visit
As per the syllabus of Pharmacognosy Lab-I of Third Year B.Pharm, the visit to Medicinal garden was arranged. Dr. Raj Merchant ‘Pattiwala Doctor’ owner and care taker of medicinal garden interacted with all the students and provided valuable information on medicinal plants like ‘Curry leaves’ (kadi patta), Tulsi leaves, Carrot, Onion, Datura and many more with respect to utility in various ailments and disorders. He answered queries of the students by advising suitable medicinal plant and which form to be used. He claims to have treated patients suffering from thyroid, diabetes, asthma, cancer, gall bladder and problems related to eyes, kidney and many other diseases. These and hundreds of other shrubs and trees are the simple yet effective weapons with which the naturopathy cures his patients. He mixes juice of leaves with water, ghee, honey or alcohol, which is then given to the patient in stages. He actually gave morphological identification & further details with respect to common name, botanical name & uses by taking around the garden. It was indeed fruitful visit for all.
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