HERBAL GARDENS

About 1500 species of medicinal plants are used in Sri Lanka and 208 of them are frequently used. The knowledge of the people about many hereditary medicinal plants is very poor. These are very problems identify the medicinal value of the so used 208 species of medicinal plants. Indigenous medical practitioners should collect particularly and receives and arrive of a decision by the indigenous medical practitioners in this connection. This type of cultivation project is implemented to establish national level medicinal plants garden to preserve ancient medicinal plant gardens and to propagate medicinal plant cultivation.

The Department of Ayurveda have been established 5 herbal Gardens in Sri Lanka They are at Haldummulla,Girandurukotte in Uva province, Pattipola, Pallekele in Central parts and Navinna Garden in Western province at Colombo.

Gardens
Cultivated Acres
Haldummulla
65
Girandurukotte
165
Pattipola
25
Pallekele
05
Navinna
12

Functions and services

  • Extension services.
  • Conducting Nurseries.
  • Awareness for school children.
  • Awareness for Ayurveda Physicians.
  • Conducting Plant exhibition.
  • Research on Plants and cultivation.
  • Non formal education on Plants to the community.