Assam is the desert of nature. Sujala Sufala Products have been occupying a distinct place in Assam as a medical medicine. A variety of herbs are used in different parts of the world to cure diseases. One of the most famous herbal experts in Assam is Gunaram Khanikar. The emperor of herbs, man-allied, herbal gemstones, the miner, known as the Herb Gemstone, continued in human service for the time being while he lived through the propagation, expansion, conservation, research and treatment of the general public. Not only this, apart from his own state, he has also highlighted the name of Assam in the world through the promotion and spread of herbs at home and abroad.
Biography of Gunaram Khanikar
|Date of Birth||March 22, 1949|
|Place of Birth||Tetelital, Golaghat district, Assam.|
|Parents||Chandra Khanikar(Father), Dewashree Khanikar(Mother).|
|Education||1/ Golaghat Government Bezbaruah Higher Secondary School (School Education)|
2/ Golaghat Devraj Roy College (College Education/Graduation).
3/ Master in Imanehpathic (MY) – Imaneh University (Post Graduate Education/Post Graduation).
|Awards||1/ Rashtriya Gaurav Award,2010.|
2/ International Gold Star Award.
3/ International Rastriya Gold Star Award.
|Date of Birth||7th January, 2016.|
A familiar name for Assamese society is herbal gemstone Dr.° Gunaram Khanikar. For a long period of time he had self-employed domestic and affordable herbs to cure diseases in human society. At a very young age, Gunaram Khanikar became interested in herbs. He first mastered the properties of medicinal plants from his parents. Khanikar’s parents were not educated but they had a lot of knowledge on the herbal medicines.
From 1970 onwards, Khanikar started writing in Assamese papers taking the issue of forest care seriously. In addition, newspapers like Janmabhoomi, Niyomia Barta etc., G. N. R. C. Health, Along with writing a variety of articles on forest medicine in magazines like health and long life etc. He also wrote various articles on herbal medicines on various memory books. In addition, about 67 books of Khanikar’s have been published in both English and Assamese on herbs. Among them – “Hohojlavyo Bandarabar Goon”, ‘Hamagra Banaokhodhi'( entire/whole Herbs), ‘Bandarabar’e Gharua Sikitchaa'(Home treatment through herbal medicines), ‘Diabetes treatment with herbs, Hariror Jotno'(Body Care ), ‘Easily available plant herbs’, ‘Roog Niramayee'(curing disease), ‘The virtues of Bandarva'(herbal medicine) in the practice of beauty’ are the prominent ones. Khanikar also authored a herbs dictionary. Gunaram Khanikar on the other hand participated in various television and radio programmes on herbal medicines.
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The national and internationally acclaimed Khanikar received the ‘National Pride Award’ from Delhi, ‘The International Goldstar Award’ from Thailand, ‘The International National Goldstar Award’ from Kathmandu Nepal. Apart from these, the Khanikar also earned various honours like ‘Herbal Gemstone or Herbs Bhaskar’, ‘Herbs Emperor.’ He was awarded as an ‘Assamese influencer’ in 2013.
Khanikar, who received a Ph. D degree in 2003, also served as senior officer of the ‘Voluntary Health Association of Assam.’ Importantly, Khanikar who have been honoured by more than 600 events in India have also been invited many times to countries like China, USA, England, Nepal, Thailand etc. for his own skills. About ten countries in the world uses Diabetes herbal medicines of Gunaram Khanikar and also uses various other herbal medicines. Importantly, the skin sick patients disease named ‘Psoriasis’ has been completely cured using Khanikar’s herbal medicine. In addition, Khanikar’s herbal medicines were also used when ‘Dengue’ was prevalent in south India. In addition, diseases such as Ovarian cancer, Kidney stone, Tonsillitis, Peptic Ulcers, Melina etc. can be cured by using Khanikar’s herbal medicine in diseases that are not completely cured through allopathic treatment. In addition, diseases like kidney stone, gallbladder stone, sinusitis, peptic ulcer, tonsillitis, piles etc. can also be cured by herbs.
Importantly, patients who are not cured by allopathic treatment are also cured by taking herbs prepared by the Khanikar. Only patients who are said to be lived for 6 months are also living for 12/13 years after consuming herbs. Cancer patients who are loosing their blood unstoppably are able to stop their blood flow by consuming herbal medicines. After many patients recovered from the herbs prepared by the Khanikar, he was called an angel, but his vision and thinking was to cure and to recover patients from diseases. It was a matter of joy for Khanikar when a patient is cured with a small cost by using herbs and smiles returns to the faces of other family members despite after spending thousands of rupees to cure the disease who has been suffering with lots of pain. Gunaram Khanikar initially did not produce medicines on a business basis but subsequently made business based medicines. Due to which many unemployed organizations have also been set up in the vast field of herbs. He imparted knowledge about Bandaraba(herbal medicines) to various individuals on various occasions, imparted training in this regard in different parts of India as well as addressed and trained at various international conferences.
Importantly, it is because of the preparation and conservation of herbs and the spiritual work of taking these things to the general public he didn’t even married. Gunaram Khanikar opined that the set of personal health is public health. Without public health, no country in the world can move from literature, education, culture, etc. to economic aspects. So everyone should focus on public health. Awareness on food should be maintained. He also focused on work culture in particular. According to him, many illness in the body is caused by not working but many illness can be prevented through work culture. Khanikar’s herbal plants focused on conservation, identity as well as building farming and industry through these. He also emphasized on planting and identifying herbs in schools and colleges. Including these he also focused on to arrange for the training of the herbs subject by including it in the curriculum.
The “Regional Research and Training Centre for Indian Traditional Treatment” (RRTCITT) established by Khanikar private enterprises is an impeccable contribution to the world of herbs. Moreover, Khanikar also has a herbal medicine park. More than 1000 herbal medicines are in the park. Moreover they also have herbal medicinal parks in different parts of the state such as Tangani etc.
Apart from his own state Assam, Khanikar like Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya etc. also worked to establish herbal medicine parks at the initiative of the government at that place. In addition, he worked to set up several colleges (Devraj Roy College, Commerce College, Forkating College, Kamargaon College) on setting up a herbal garden.
According to the Khanikar, herbs can be prepared in different ways. Some medicines can be prepared immediately. On the other hand, some medicines can also be stored by cutting into small small pieces, drying them and powdering them. Some can be stored raw and can be stored by drying or extracting juice. Some are again stored mixed with honey. There is also a certain amount of taking herbs. Importantly, there is a risk of danger if the amount of herbs is more or less while taking.
Khanikar who focused heavily on research in herbs during his lifetime also focused on preserving them in general. According to Khankiar there are no aromatic lemons like Golnemu limes(Assam lime) in any other country. Gol nemu works in dissentery(loose motion)only when it is 10/20 years old. It can be stored only by using salt.
He opined that the government should also focus on research in herbs. Because if other countries patent, they have to buy herbs from that country itself. Assam and Northeast India are rich in forest resources.
Gunaram Khanikar also stressed on preserving the environment through planting herbs. Because in parallel with environmental conservation, herbs would also have been preserved through which many unemployed organizations would have been able to make medicines.
He opined that all the sick immunity measures have been given by nature. It is only due to lack of physical effort and inaction as well as adulteration of food items that the human body is sickly transported. Khanikar spent most of his time riding bicycle to keep his body strong.
A variety of needy herbs are scattered all around Assam. This traditional practice of curing diseases has been prevalent in India since ancient times. On the other hand, the side effects of herbs are also very low and the cost level is also low. But Gunaram Khanikar have unveiled a new way to use herbs through its systematic study and research. Gunaram Khanikar, who have tried to revamp herbs at home and abroad, have been able to get special respect all over the world in parallel with Assam and the Northeast. He is the role model of many to strive for the passage of human life through herbs. He has kept Assam’s name shining in the world by preserving and researching herbs with his personal efforts.
1. When and where was Gunaram Khanikar born?
Ans: He was born in March 22, 1949 at Tetelital, Golaghat district, Assam.
2. Name some of the books on herbs?
Ans: Some of his books on herbs are- Hohojlavyo Bandarabar Goon ‘Hamagra Banaokhodhi’ ‘Bandarabar’e Gharua Sikitchaa’ Hariror Jotno’ etc.
3. When Gunaram Khanikar was awarded as an Assamese influencer?
Ans: He was awarded as an ‘Assamese influencer’ in 2013.
4. When he was awarded with International Gold Star Award?
Ans: He was awarded with ‘International Gold Star Award‘ in 2010.
5. When he was awarded with Rashtriya Gaurav Award?
Ans: He was awarded with Rashtriya Gaurav Award in 2010.
6. What is ‘Psoriasis’ ?
Ans: ‘Psoriasis’ is a condition in which skin cell build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches.
7. When did Gunaram Khanikar died?
Ans: Gunaram Khanikar died in 7th January, 2016.
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