Hyderabad: At the University of Hyderabad (UoH) campus a Herbal Garden with approximately 250 medicinal plants was created. Approximately 60 species with different medicinal properties were planted in the garden which includes rare and endangered species.
UoH Vice-Chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile inaugurated the facility at the School of Life Sciences on Wednesday, in the presence of faculty members, administrators, university researchers.
The garden was built to support the School of Life Sciences’ teaching and research activities related to medicinal plants. This will also become a collection center for medicinal plants which are rare and endangered and have numerous health benefits.
The VC lauded the Dean’s and Herbal Garden Creation Committee’s efforts to establish the facility, particularly during this pandemic time, within a short span.
According to the UoH, through mobilizing funds from different sources, the School of Life Sciences aims to broaden the facility and further enhance work on medicinal plants to explore these tools for the treatment of various health disorders. (INN)