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Giloy and drumstick cuttings distributed to Longleng villagers

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/21/2020 8:53:21 AM IST

In an attempt to encourage the villagers to adopt cultivation of different types of crop and plant that would add to improve the living standard, the district project office (DPO), Land Resource department in Longleng district introduced drumstick (Moringa) and giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) plants to the villagers under the district.

District project officer, Kughalu Chishi informed that he along with his staff had distributed giloy and drumstick plant cuttings in all the project villages during the last week. He said initiative was taken with an objective to let every household have at least one plant each in their backyard/kitchen garden to meet their nutritional/medicinal requirement and keep themselves fit and strong to fight against any adverse infectious and contagious disease during unpredictable life risking environmental conditions that the world is faced with. 
DPO maintained that drumstick was one of those rare plant species whose seeds, flowers, leaves, and stems are edible and extremely nutritious with powerful properties that can combat different ailments in the human system. Drumstick is said to be great for people with diabetes, fights pimple, good for hair and skin, prevents the outburst of chickenpox, keeps heart healthy and improves bone health. 
Giloy is used in Indian ayurvedic system because of its wide medicinal properties. It is an evergreen climbing shrub and is of extremely useful with its property of strengthening the immune system and it keeps a check on various body functions.
It is an all-rounder tonic and rejuvenator with no side effects. This herb has the capacity to cure fever, malaria, typhoid, jaundice, tuberculosis etc. It is anti-diabetic in nature besides improving immunity, protecting liver and its extract helps against cancer, HIV, anaemia, stress, indigestion etc.

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