The members of VHGS have collected hundreds of rare species of herbs useful in preparing Ayurvedic medicines from far flung areas and are growing them in these gardens. Up to 80% of people in India use some form of traditional medicine, a category which includes Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the science of life.
- The Atharvaveda, one of the four Vedas in Indian civilization, is the origin of Ayurveda which includes the use of herbal medicines along with mineral or metal supplementation, surgical techniques, opium, and application of oil by different massage techniques.
- Shrinking of forests and climate change is resulting in a constant threat of herbs gradually getting extinct.
- Once lost in the fame and development of allopathy, this age old science of Ayurveda is gradually reviving again and getting popular since it has negligible side effects and is a totally natural form of treatment.