Kiren Rijiju publishes an e-book on 20 medicinal plants for the care of Covid-19 | Odisha News | Latest news from Odisha
New Delhi: Ayush (IC) Minister of State, Shri Kiren Rijiju today released the eBook on 20 Herbal Medicines for Covid-19 Care. The National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB) has prepared an e-book “20 Herbal Medicines for 2021 for Covid-19 Care” to highlight important herbal medicines and their therapeutic properties. These medicinal plants are useful in the prevention and management of Covid-19 as well as the standard of care.
The herbs described in the e-book can be used in conditions resulting in fever, cough, cold, weakness, pain, etc. Botanical names, vernacular names, chemical constituents, therapeutic values, pharmacological principles and important formulations are also recorded in this e-book. This will raise awareness and educate the public on the importance and diversity of herbal medicines that are useful in the prevention and management of Covid-19 as well as the standard of care.
Upon publication of the book, Shri Kiren Rijiju encouraged the National Medicinal Plant Council to promote the cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants throughout the country. Secretary AYUSH Vaidya Shri Rajesh Kotecha appreciated the efforts of the NMPB for the cultivation, conservation and marketing of medicinal plants across the country. Dr. JLN Sastry, CEO, NMPB emphasized on sensitizing the local masses for a better understanding of the use of herbal medicines.