“As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed. Ayurveda gives us the means.” – David Frawley
SAI International School believes in promoting healthy life styles in students and teachers. As part of the ISA project of British Council, students were introduced to how people in other countries contribute to their health. Students from Jr. & Sr. High School of Kogakuin University, Japan and Mackay’s Memorial College, Uganda joined our SAIoneers to learn about different herbal and home remedies from each other’s countries.
SAI students researched and shared about some interesting home remedies made from herbal plants of India to make facial scrubs, face washes and oils used and applied on hair to keep it strong and healthy.
Similarly Japanese students discussed about ‘Kampo’, a traditional medicine. It works on the concept that the human body and mind are inseparable and the balance of physical and mental health is highly crucial. The students from Uganda discussed on the healing properties of many plants.
As part of the project, a classroom activity was conducted where videos and PPTs were shared with 120 biology students of Classes XI & XII. Students shared plants from their home gardens and explained their medicinal benefits. A common plant found was Aloe Vera, Avocado and Lemon. Students found Kampo interesting and asked many questions about the slides. They were encouraged to use this information as part of their practical work on medicinal plants.