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UJPAH holds seminar on medicinal plants

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Dehradun, 17 Jun: A seminar was organised by UJPAH (Universities’ Journal of Phytochemistry and Ayurvedic Heights) in association with Graphic Era University, here, at the university campus.
Chief Editor, UJPAH, Dr S Farooq welcomed all the guests. He spoke about the cycle of science, which makes the world perfect and focused on the cultivation and conservation of herbal plants. He mentioned herbs used to deal with obesity, such as Garcinia and Guggal.
He also shared his views on adulteration of milk and earlier method to check the purity by using lactometer. Nowadays, synthetic milk is produced using urea, detergent soap and shampoo. This milk causes cancer and other harmful diseases.
Dr Himmat Singh briefed on the growth and journey of UJPAH and the response from the Universities and students at large.
Dr Rakesh Kumar Sharma, VC, Graphic Era University, presided over the seminar. He said in his keynote address that people did not know enough about Herbal and Medicinal Plants and how they were useful in daily life. He spoke about the difficulties faced by people when harvesting medicinal plants, elaborating further on “Harvesting of Medicinal Plants and sustainable Harvesting”.
The seminar was inaugurated by Dr SC Nautiyal, Director of Industries. He advised working in the right direction for herbal research and providing opportunities so that good quality herbs could be produced.
Chief Guest Dr Ashwani Kumar Sharma, Chancellor, FRI Deemed University, said that the allopathic system in which chemicals were used was very harmful for health. Biochemical and other ingredients found in nature were more useful for maintenance of health. He also spoke about tissue culture technology and how process took place. He shared his experience when he was posted in Kanpur and described how, with his team, culture tissue was produced of the bamboo plant. These plants produced good quality protein called “Banslochan” in hindi.
Dr IP Saxena proposed the Vote of Thanks. Among those present were many guests and students. The programme was conducted by Dr Shail Kulshreshtha.