Indore:Union minister of AYUSH Sripad Naik on Sunday said that naturopathy is one of the oldest forms of treatment practiced in India but it was suppressed by Britishers. “Prior to development of modern medicines, our ancestors used natural ways for treatment.
They prepared many medicines through natural products, which are still useful,” Naik said while addressing the foundation stone laying programme of naturopathy garden at Advance Yoga and Naturopathy Centre in Greater Brajeshwari on Sunday. Naik said he used to practice naturopathy like Jal Neti, which is the best solution for sinus, migraine, cough and cold, and asthma.
“Union government knows its importance and providing a grant of up to Rs 80 lakh for establishing naturopathy centres and gardens,” he said. He further said that there are many wild plants whose medicinal properties were known to our forefathers. They include basil, peepul, banyan and neem.”
“These medicinal plants also play important part in carbon cycle and food chain. Naturopathy is older than the incident when Lord Hanuman saved Lord Laxman with Sanjeevani herb,” Advance Yoga and Naturopathy Centre director Dr AK Dwivedi added. A book written by Dr AK Dwivedi and Dr Ghanshyam Thakur titled as ‘Hast Rekha and Homeopathy’ was also launched during the programme in which authors described about getting treatment according to astrology.