UDUPI : This medicinal farm could easily be crowned as the best in this region. Its 17 acres, in Aloor village of Kundapur taluk, keeps an impressive variety including plants, trees such as red sandalwood and spices such as nutmeg and hogweed.Over the last eight years, when it was being developed, its fame has brought it visitors from far-off countries such as France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.The brain and heart behind this farm — named Chitrakoota — is a young and enthusiastic Dr Rajesh Bayari, an Ayurveda doctor who is driven by a zeal to heal ailing people. This 33-year-old is the son of Mahabala Bayari, a well-known enthusiastic organic farmer in this region.
After his graduation in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Sri Aroor Laxminarayana Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College in Koppa, Dr Rajesh Bayari returned to his native village of Aloor. As a student, he had always dreamt of turning his farm into a haven of medicinal plants, which are now grown in the midst of a plantation of arecanut, coconut and cashewnut.There are about 300 varieties of medicinal plants in his farm, which include ‘Nagashekara’, Pinari, Ranna, Arjuna, Punarnava, Bruthika, Kiratha, Nellikai, Panchapatre and Madhiphala. He plans to have an exclusive plantation for Indian gooseberry.
Dr Bayari prepares medicines using plant extracts and urine of indigenous cows he raises, and treats various ailments including skin diseases and joint pain, assisted by his wife Dr Anulekha.In recent years, the demand for herbs is rapidly growing with the focus on integrated medicine.Dr Bayari says that about 95 per cent of toxins found in our body enter through the consumption of contaminated food, grown in fields saturated with chemicals. He believes that to detoxify the body you need medicinal plants. Dr Bayari says that such a system of using medicinal plants for a cleansing was once prevalent in every household in the region.
He generally asks patients to live a healthier way for one to two weeks, which includes regular walks, practice of yoga, panchakarma, consumption of herbal tea and having meals at specific times. He also advises them against taking naps in the afternoon.Prof Sudhakar Singh, Associate Professor at Ramjas College in New Delhi, was treated for high blood pressure. He says that he found relief within a week. “I came to know of him through a friend. Dr Bayari put me on a strict diet and made me take a few medicines, and this was completely rejuvenating,” he says, adding, “it is reassuring to know that all the medicines are made by the doctor in his own farm.”
Dr Sumant Goel, who is an orthodontist from Belagavi, went to Dr Bayari to treat his back pain, after failing to get relief with treatments under many doctors. Under Dr Bayari’s rigorous treatment, Dr Goel says that he became free of pain. His wife Dr Beena Goel and daughter Ashwitha had accompanied him to this farm, and Ashwitha says that strict diet and medication helped her father respond to the treatment immediately. (email@example.com)