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Subject: SECOND GLOBAL SUMMIT ON MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS, October
25 - 29, 2004: NEW DELHI
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 15:13:46 +0530
From: Anita Mohandas <cenfound@...
SECOND GLOBAL SUMMIT ON MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS, October 25 - 29,
2004: NEW DELHI
Theme: "Prospects and Constraints in Cultivation, Production and
Marketing of Medicinal Plants".
Dear Sir/ Madam,
The Century Foundation, India had organized the First Global Summit on
Medicinal Plants in Mauritius Island during September 2003 in order to
attract medicinal plant experts to discuss the recent trends in the
field of medicinal plants and importance of herbal medicine in the new
millennium. The Summit was attended by participants from moiré than 20
countries and more than 100 research papers were presented during the
event. At the concluding ceremony of the summit, it was decided to
organize the Second Global Summit on Medicinal and Aromatic plants in
New Delhi, India during 2004.
Plants have been a major source of medicine for human kind. As per the
available information a total of at least 35000 plant species are widely
used for medicinal purposes. The demand for traditional herbal medicine
is increasing very rapidly mainly because of harmful effects of
synthetic chemical drugs. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated
that 80% of the population of developing countries depend on traditional
system of medicine, mostly plant based products for their primary health
care. The global clamor for more herbal ingredients creates
possibilities for the local cultivation of medicinal and aromatic crops
as well as for the regulated and sustainable harvest of wild plants.
Such endeavours could help raise more rural employment in the developing
countries, boost commerce around the world and perhaps contribute to the
health of millions.
The scheduled summit will be a forum where academicians, researchers,
producers and personnel from industry share ideas, information and
experiences, and as well as initiate collaborations and cooperation in
the development of the world herbal industry. The event will explore
the world's hopes and concerns for the potential of plant-based
medicines and other alternative therapies.
We, on behalf of the Organizing
Committee, take this opportunity to extend a warm invitation to you to
attend this eventful Global summit in New Delhi, India from 25-29
October, 2004. However this is without any financial commitment on the
part of the organizers.
Looking Forward to Meeting You All
With warm Regards
Dr. V. Sivaram - President
Dr. Anita M - Organizing Secretary
C/o Century Foundation
# 35, 3rd Cross Road, Vignannagar,
Malleshpalya, Bangalore - 560075, INDIA
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