From prehistoric times, humans have realised the importance of medicinal plants.
Modern as well as traditional medicinal systems like Ayurveda, since ancient times, have been using herbs to maintain health, for wellness treatments and therapies like massages, curing certain conditions and preventive treatments.
Recognising the importance of these medicinal plants, the Statue of Unity site plans to have an Arogya Van spread over an area of about 15 acres. This garden will exhibit a wide range of medicinal plants and health-related landscapes. The aim of this garden is to raise awareness about the important role played by plants in the wellness of human beings. Emphasis will also be laid on Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation for being an integral part of a person’s well-being.
The key highlight will be an ‘Arogya Manush’, a human form made using plants and shrubs. Each human organ would be represented by a medicinal plant which is beneficial for that particular organ.