Pest Management- Ayurvedic Principle

The foothills of Mt. Kanchenjunga are believed to be a treasure of medicinal plants and ayurvedic herbs. The Ayurvedic system of pest management is a natural and traditional system based on the farmers’ own skills and techniques. The Ayurvedic approach strongly believes in preventive measures. Therefore, the leaves of pest repellent botanicals like Titepati, Bakaino, etc, are mixed with the compost which is applied to each bush. Mixture of various plant abstracts and cow urine is applied if there is a severe attack. In addition, pest repellent plants like Ashuro, Khirro, Bakaino, Citronella, and lemongrass are planted in the garden. The basic philosophy underlying this principle is that all forms of life are inter-related and inter-dependent and that each have an inherent part to play in the overall design of Nature.