Herbal Plants Project

MLL actively strengthens academic activities to preserve traditional herbal plants and promote sustainable development in Sri Lanka by collaborating with government, universities, and corporates. The herbal plant cultivation project is located in the center of MLL activities. We establish MLL herbal garden and conduct herbal plant cultivation on large scale for research of herbal plants and their preservation in Sri Lanka.

In the MLL herbal plants cultivation project, we organize large scale cultivation and cultivate many varieties of herbal plants in Sri Lanka. We also produce the space where researchers and scholars can examine the effect of herbal plants and its usages, students can visit to study about the ecology of herbal plants, their cultivation methods, and their usage as traditional medicinal treatments, etc., and people can enjoy the flowers of herbal plants.

Sri Lanka is an immensely wealthy island flourishing natural resources, such as thousands of natural species of herbal plants for the Ayurveda and indigenous systems of medicine. In the country, people enjoy enormously accumulated traditional knowledge underpinning Ayurvedic treatments.

However, recently, Sri Lanka has faced some difficulties that people are likely to lose such rich assets on traditional knowledge of Ayurveda and its herbal plants. In a few decades, herbal medicine has been used all over the world, and it has been competitively trading in the global and local markets. Due to high prices, many manufacturing units have been entering into the production of natural health commodities. The rapid demands for herbal raw materials ended up destructing jungles. This present situation caused a serious scenario in which valuable, certain herbal plants are in the peril of extinction. To bequeath such herbal plants as traditional assets of Sri Lanka to the future generation, we need to take action for the preservation.

Besides, the integrated research and development with scientific methods have not yet fully amplified in the country. It is the present situation that Sri Lanka relies on the import of the herbal medicinal plants from overseas. Once the imports are stopped, the domestic supply for the Ayurvedic treatment will be in peril. To preserve the Sri Lankan traditional asset, while acting for preserving the traditional herbal plants, simultaneously, we need to promote the research and development for them by collaborating with governments, universities, and corporates.


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