Nov 16, 2023

NITC gets medicinal plant garden

Aiming to propagate holistic health and spread the message of wellness with nature, a group of students from the National Institute of Technology Calicut are on a mission to set up a medicinal garden on the campus. The student members of the National Service Scheme and the Biodiversity Club have joined hands to plant herbs that have medicinal value.

The student volunteers have initiated the medicinal garden project by planting 10 varieties of medicinal plants at 3 cents of land on the campus. The initiative launched on Ayurveda Day is expected to be expanded in the future with the participation of more students.

“Our campus is located on the lap of nature and we are committed to protecting and conserving this environment,” said Dr. Praveen Kumar G, Programme Officer of NSS. The initiative aims to radiate the enthusiasm of our students and their commitment to the environment, he added.

The saplings, representing a diverse range of medicinal herbs, include Tulsi, Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Garlic, Neem, Ashwagandha, Anandamrita, Peppermint, Gooseberry, and the lesser-known Coleus barbatus _(Panikoorkka)_. The plants were selected to foster biodiversity and traditional healing practices.

Student volunteers of NSS will be responsible for watering the plants and conserving the garden. The initiative aims at spreading awareness about the traditional healing practices and the need to conserve biodiversity.



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