Project Herbal Medicinal Plantation awareness program at Bhandara District Maharashtra State
Encouraging herbal medicine plants in the homes is a good way to promote use of medicinal plants for primary health care at the household level.
According to Ayush system of medicines is widely accepted and in practice at large. Beside traditional herbal therapy are also parts of health care medicine and continues to be a valuable source of remedies which have been used by millions of people around the world to secure their health. Subsequently, it is important to make people aware and educate the common man in a scientific user-friendly manner about the fascinating knowledge and tradition associated with the popular herbal resources.
Program goal :
The activities proposed as under:
- Education and Communication activities on home garden awareness program.
- Education and Communication activities on home garden training at a regional level.
Target population is to concentrate Bhandara Block, farmers, women and students. Bhandara Block is been growing nearest rural part of Nagpur region where we proposed to cover 1000 household for the medicinal plants workshop program for wellbeing and prosperity of medicinal plant through the its medicinal properties.
Methods– We theorize that knowledge on the use of these resources highly depends on farmers’ socio-economic household characteristics. To test this assumption, and conducted base on semi-structured interviews recording socio-economic base data and information on local knowledge of medicinal plants species. This was followed by field inventories compiling plant material for garden identification.
Outcome– Ten to Twenty species of medicinal plants from 1000 families were identified. Constellation and discriminate analysis yielded two groups of households with different wealth status characterized by differences in livestock numbers, off-farm activities, agricultural land and harvests. A generalized linear model highlighted that economic factors significantly affect the collection of medicinal plants, whereas the use of medicinal plants depends to a higher degree on socio-cultural factors.
As we known the traditional herbal therapy are also parts of health care medicine and continues to be a valuable source of remedies which have been used by millions of people around the world to secure their health. Subsequently, it is important to major people awareness and educates the common man in a scientific user-friendly manner about the fascinating knowledge and tradition associated with the popular herbal resources.
Evaluation of the project which cover the 100 farmers at proposed area of Bhandara block and its evaluated through the achievement and completion of the time line of activities and participation plus agreed to part of workshop and home garden medicinal tree plantation program. Though its necessity and future requirement of self-aware and self-dependent.
Medicinal plants play an important role in local food and medicinal security in the Bhandara Block, especially for poor farmers, and medicinal plants are a primary source of health care for the majority of local people. Our results indicate the influence of socio-economic household characteristics on the use of medicinal plants products and its intensity, which should be considered in future management plans for local and regional medicinal plants conservation.