Plants

28th May 2014

A conservation project in South India - Planting 108 trees

For the last few years, we’ve supported a vital tree-planting project organised and run by our remarkable Pukka partner, Mr Shastry. Each year, his team plant 108 sapling species of rare and endangered trees in one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hotspots, the Western Ghats. Their efforts are helping to conserve a priceless pocket where some of India’s most important wildlife lives.

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23rd May 2014

Neem: revered and cooling

In Ayurveda, Neem – the same genus as the mahogany tree – is used to cool and soothe the body. With overheating comes side effects such as digestive heat, redness and sweating, and bitter foods such as Neem have been used in traditional Indian medicine for hundreds of years to cool you down.

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23rd May 2014

Guggul: one of Ayurveda's most endangered plants

Over-usage and destructive harvesting methods have led guggul – or Indian myrrh – to become one of the most endangered plants used in Ayurveda. We work with farmers in Rajasthan, who are aiming to reverse the decline by choosing to cultivate guggul to bring its magic back.

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