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Siri Ruckhachati Nature Park

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Medicinal plants have been regarded not only as valuable resources of Thailand, but also our national heritage.   Our ancestors have been using various forms of these medicinal plants for centuries. However, inheritance of the knowledge about these plants was widely scattered throughout the country. A center for collection of these plants has never been set up. Some plants are so scared that they are replaced by other substitutes while some other plants have different confusing names. These are some of the reasons that hinder the research and development of these medicinal plants. Realizing the significance of these problems, Professor Dr. Nat Pamornprawat, the former President of Mahidol University, had initiated the idea of establishing a center for collection of these plants as well as the precise knowledge of their use. This also would help the research and development in order to support the health care sector of our country. As a result, a medicinal plant garden was set up in 1984 under the supervision of the Committee on Growing Medicinal Plant Project, Faculty of Pharmacy. The official name of the garden "Sirirukachati" has been honored by Her Majesty the Queen. On August 8, 1988, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the opening ceremony of the garden


Objectives

1.
To serve as a collection and conservation center for study and research of medicinal plants that are available in Thailand;
2.
To be a propagation center of these plants for distribution to other places ;
3.
To serve as a cultivation place for medicinal plants needed for research projects;
4.
To be an information center for interested people and to provide recommendations to other agencies concerning an establishment of a medicinal plant garden as well as the arrangement of the plants in the garden


Activities

1.
The Sireeruckachati Garden is opened daily to public from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Each plant is accompanied by its name and usage. For group tour that needs a tour guide, please contact: "The Committee on Growing Medicinal Plant Project; Faculty of Pharmacy, 447 Sri-Ayuthya Road, Bangkok 10400; of call 0-2644-8696.
2.
Propagation services of some medicinal plants are available to the public and other agencies
3.
Recommendations concerning an establishment of a medicinal plant garden are available for school, government hospitals, and other agencies.
4.
Cultivation of plants for research project is also available.


The Public Park Area

There is a 15.8 acre plot for herbs and shrubs. This area is divided into thirteen sections according to their appropriateness and beauty.



 







 
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