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‘Bun waangun’ can cure diseases from ‘cold to cancer’, say experts at ‘Nature study and Tree Talk’ programme

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Srinagar: Departments of School Education, Floriculture and Ecology and Environment organized “Nature study and Tree Talk” at Botanical Garden Srinagar and experts highlighted importance of various medical plants including ‘Bun waangun’ which they said can be used to “cure diseases ranging from common cold to cancer.”

In order to make the students well acquainted with the medicinal plants and other environmental factors, Nature Clubs are being established in every school, said Director School Education KashmirDr. G.N. Itoo during the programme.

Inaugurating the programme, Secretary Floriculture Talat Parvaiz, Director School Education Kashmir Dr. G.N. Itoo, Director Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing O P Sharma Vidhyarthi and Director Floriculture Mathoora Masoom said making the students aware about the uses of medicinal plants was need of the hour.

After the inauguration, Tree Talk was held during which Director Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing made students aware about the uses and importance of many medicinal plants found in the state.

Secretary Floriculture called the “Nature Walk” as historic and stressed upon the participants to conserve the food and water resources in our state.

Later the students were taken for “Nature Walk” from Botanical Garden to Tulip Garden during which they were provided useful information regarding the different medicinal plants.

Highlighting the utilities of “Rosemary plant” and the need of cultivatin this plant in school herbal gardens, it was said that the oil obtained from the Rosemary plant costs more than twenty thousand rupees and if it is sprayed in classroom it helps in improving the memory and concentration of the students.

Talking about another medicinal plant “Bun waangun”, the experts said that it can be used to “cure diseases ranging from common cold to cancer.” They also said that Bergenia plant can be used to heal the wounds. Students were also given information about other medicinal plants like Mazaar mund, Gew theer, Haapat tung, Pambe chaalan, Kah zabaan, Braare gaase, Kalryun etc. The students expressed joy over this event and said that these kinds of events should be organized regularly so that they can get more information about the natural assets.

Director Floriculture informed that a total of about 1000 varieties of flowers including 300 hundred species are found across the state. She said that as per the instructions of Secretary Floriculture, the students will be provided free entry for Educational Tours to Botanical Garden on every Saturday under prior permission.

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