The mission of ‘Green Path for Better Health and Life’ opted by Jaipuria Management is the driving force behind the concept of setting a herbal garden enriched with medicinal plants. The support and guidelines from Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic plants, Lucknow and Forest Research Institute, Kanpur had been instrumental in bringing this dream come true.
Aromatic and medicinal plants are recently emerging not only as a natural source of new drugs and valuable compounds but also as the green bio resource convertible into wealth and hence, offering a viable business option. Medicinal plants have been a major source of therapeutic agents for aleiviation or cure of human diseases since time immemorial. These are extensively utilize throughout the world in two distinct areas of health management that is Traditional system and modern system of medicines.
To meet the phenomenal increase in the demand of herbal drugs the concerned medicinal plants have been indiscriminately over exploited, leading to rarity or endangerment of many valuable plant species. To stimulate a sense of responsibility for care and conservation of these plants our Biology and Environmental Science department has taken an initiative to introduce Jaipuria family (including students , staff and visitors) to these plants in school campus.
We have planted about thirty varieties of medicinal plants in a small nursery at the rear end of the school campus. Each plant has a placcard detailing its common and Biological name along with its medicinal value. We have Ajowain, Sarpgandha, Ashwagandha, varieties of Basil, Isabgol, Mandukparni, Aparajita, Amritdhara, Dumbel, Hadjod, Brahmi, Cardamom, Vuch, Turmeric, Garlic, milk thistle , Asparagus, Bryophyllum, Touch me not and many more in our garden.
If you want to have a detailed information you are welcome to this school corner of aesthetic value. Sitting, observing and thinking about the Nature’s wonderful wealth under the “Thinkers Hut” is indeed a pleasure.