Medicinal resources: Cures at hand, finally being tapped
Nawchoo said the plants found in the state are rich in alkaloids, glycoside and volatile oil. “If exploited fully, the medicinal plants can help many youngsters earn employment, while the state can gain in revenue.”
At Pampore town, the Jammu & Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre is a non-profit organisation, set up by Sheikh Gulzar. He grows medicinal plants on tow kanals. Gulzar has sent four plants to Europe for extraction of anti-cancerous substances
“We in Kashmir are not able to explore our resources effectively. In Europe they have just 176 such plants but they tap these resources so well that they distribute it across the world,” Gulzar said.
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