Arogyadham & Herbal Garden:


Arogyadham is a Traditional Health Care & Research project of Kasturba Health Society for promotion of positive health in addition to taking care of preventive and curative aspects of health care in chronic ailments with Yoga & Naturopathy and other Complementary & Alternative Systems of Medicine. Naturopathy believes in the presence of all healing powers within the body and aids human systems to remove the cause of disease. Yoga promotes Spiritual Health and calms the mind and thus helps in management of Stress related ailments associated with modern hi-tech era.

Objectives of Arogyadham :

1. Development of Traditional Health Care & Research Centre with research thrust on naturopathy and     

    yoga for management of chronic ailments.

2. Running OPD and indoor admissions for short stays (7 days) and treatment.

3. Organization of Health Retreats, Workshops, lectures & Symposia on Complementary & Alternative  

    Systems of Medicine for promotion of positive health.

4. Establishment of Nature friendly living complex with Senior Citizen Homes and

    Community centre.

5. To utilize skills and experience of senior citizens for village development & service

    and thus making retirement enjoyable and productive.

6. Establishment of Herbal Garden and growing medicinal plants of interest in health

    care and research.

Yoga & Nature Cure and Facilities :

Nature cure facilities namely whole body mud application, Whole body massage, Mud pack, Enema, Jal neti, Hot fomentation (Bhasp snan), Spinal bath etc. have been well established at the Arogyadham campus situated near Medical campus in 24 cottages constructed with financial support from Smt. Aparna Ben Trivedi.

During the year 2003-2004, 167 persons have visited Arogyadham with physical complaints like Arthritis, Bronchial asthma, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, and got treatment and benefited. Further healthy people also utilized the facilities for massage, steam bath etc. for refreshing and energising themselves.

Herbal Garden Project :

Herbal Garden is flagship project of Arogyadham as a joint venture in between Jain Charities & Kasturba Health Society, was laid foundation on Gandhi Jayanthi Day (October 2, 2023) with the blessings of Shri. Dhiru S. Mehta (President, KHS) and Shri. Bhavarlal Jain (Chairman, JISL, Jalgaon). 'Work is life' culture of JISL has shown significant progress in development of Herbal Garden within 2 years, at an expenditure of 2 crores, thanks to Jain Charities for the investment.

Five open wells of 30' diameter and 35' depth were dug for charging and distribution of water by drip irrigation for cultivation of plants. A pipeline of 10" diameter for a length of 5 km has been laid down from Paonar to Arogyadham Project area. Jack well has been constructed for pumping water from Dham river, Paonar.

About 14500 Aonla plants (155 acres), 150 each of Neem and Karanji on road sides, 25 Coconut on banks of nala have been planted. As intercrop in between the Aonla plants which are about 15-20 feet apart, Onion seed in 95 acres and Onion bulb in 10 acres and 13100 tissue cultured Banana plants in about 7 acres have been in cultivation.