Saturday, June 5, 2010

A taste of rustic knowledge

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: �We are against exporting our rare herbs to foreign countries and making money out of it. We will have to pay money and buy these from foreigners at a later stage, Lakshmikutty, a 70-year-old tribal healer said

at a programme here on Saturday.

She was talking about rare and endangered medicinal plants and herbs found in the forests of her homeland at an interaction with schoolchildren organised by the Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) and Agri Friends Cultural Association.

Around 300 students from eight schools in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts participated in the event titled �Kaattarivu, Naattarivu, Kadalarivu on World Environment Day.

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