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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Workshop for School Students on Traditional Medicine

The Coordinator of Health Programmes of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and physician -teacher Dr.Suchitra from 'The Schoo'l of the J.Krishnamoorthy foundation wanted CTMR to organize a workshop on Traditional Medicine for the Children from Avvai home School. CTMR organized a workshop on 28th Feb 2011 at its office premises. About 15 students and three teachers took part in the workshop. Healthy living, low cost healthy diet using local resource, common diseases and simple herbal remedies were explained to them by Dr.T.Thirunarayanan. Mrs Jeyanthi Narayanan explained the uses of various medicinal plants that can be grown in households, school herbal garden and also available in common land and roadsides. About 40 types of medicinal plants were shown to them. Dr. S.Rajkumar explained the use of crude herbal drugs, most of them available in kitchen and showed them the crude drugs. He also demonstrated preparation of Simple cures like Thiriphala churanum, Thirikatu churanam, preperation of Syrup and decoction. The Children interacted very well with the experts and got their doubts clarified apart from telling them the use of herbs which are grown in their neighbourhood. The entire workshop was videographed by staff of Visual education division for circulation among schools.

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