National Seminar on Himalayan Medicinal Plants Inaugurated at EJM College Leh

Leh, 26 Oct – Three Days National Seminar on Himalayan Medicinal Plants was inaugurated at Eliezer Joldan Memorial College Leh today.

Chief Guest of the inaugural session, Professor S. K. Mehta, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ladakh, shared his vision for promoting research opportunities among faculty and students. He underscored the untapped potential of Ladakh’s medicinal plants and acknowledged the valuable contributions of DRDO and Sowa Rigpa in preserving Ladakh’s rare medicina...

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Lookmik: The Alpine Medicinal Plant of Kargil with Therapeutic Potential

During a recent picnic excursion to Sapi village in Kargil, I had the delightful opportunity to capture photographs of a captivating plant adorned with fuzzy and stout “petals” that strikingly resembled a lion’s paw. Intrigued by its unique appearance, I was eager to learn more about this remarkable plant. It was during this journey that Haji Hussain Pashkumpa, a knowledgeable companion shared with me that this plant holds the esteemed status of being the national symbol of Austria. This rev...

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Advisor, Ladakh chairs first meeting of State Medicinal Plant Board (SMPB), Ladakh

Leh, June 3: Advisor, Umang Narula (Chairman SMPB) chaired the first meeting of the State Medicinal Plant Board (SMPB), UT Ladakh. The prime objective of SMPB is to act as the nodal agency for coordination and implementation of National Medicinal Plants Board programmes (NMPB) in the UT. Member Secretary, SMPB, Dr. Motup Dorje briefed the Board about the agenda items for the 1st SMPB meeting and actions taken so far as per GoI guidelines to make SMPB functional in Ladakh.

While discussing...

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