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Enhancing Resources and Increasing Capacities of Poor Household Towards Elimination of their Poverty ( ENRICH)

It is an integrated Pilot Project Started in February 2010 with the assistance of PKSF which is being implemented in Parerhat Union of Zianagar Upazila under the District of Pirojpur.
The Programme seeks to end poverty by working with the poor households in association with the local government and other committed stakeholders to help the households lift themselves out of poverty. The overall goal of the programme is to reduce poverty on a sustainable basis towards its total elimination at the household level and eventually throughout the country. The overriding objective is to un-bundle the hidden potentialities of the poor household, encouraging and assisting them to bring changes in their economics condition themselves. They would need access to appropriate technologies as well as to health and education so that their productivity would increase and also to markets so that they can optimize returns from their market operations. Critical to the success of this programme is the principle that the households are empowered to lead the process of their own development; obviously a lot will depend on willingness and hard work of the people themselves. The major activities of the program are below.

Bashuk (Medicinal Plant) Project under ENRICH Program :
Latin Name: Adhatoda vasica English Name: Malabar nut Family Name: Acanthaceae Parts used: Leaves and other parts Medicinal uses of Adhatoda vasica (Malabar nut)

Adhatoda vasica leaves contain carotene, vitamin C, essential oils and the whole plant in general acts as sedative, expectorant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, expectorant and anthelmintic, and also has compounds including crystalline, oroxylin, alkaloids vasicine, adhatodic acid and pectin. The roots, leaves, flowers and fruits are mainly used in treating bronchitis, cold, whooping cough and asthma.The whole plant is useful in the removal of intestinal parasites. The decoction of adhatoda vasaka root and bark in doses of 30 grams twice or thrice a day for 3 for destroying intestinal parasites, or the juice from the leaves in a dose of a teaspoon thrice a day for 3 days can performs the same.

Adhatoda vasaka according Ayurveda, flowers are used for treating tuberculosis. They usually prepare a few fresh petals of A. vasaka flowers by bruising them and put in a pot of china clay, followed by crystal sugar within a jar which is then kept in the sun from morning to evening for 30 days and being shaken every day. Or the juice from the leaves can play a good roll in this matter. About 30 ml of the juice is taken thrice a day with honey, acting a s relieving agent for irritable cough due to its soothing action on the nerve and by liquefying the sputum, which makes expectoration easier.

Adhatota vasaka poultice from the leaves is applied for healing wounds, rheumatic pains and edema, whereas a warm decoction the leaves is useful in treating scabies and other skin diseases. Adhatoda Vasica., seven leaves of this plant are boiled in water, strained, mixed with 24 grams of honey and taken after being divided in an equal quantity for two routines, morning and evening. In acute stages of bronchitis, Adhatoda vasaka gives is respected for unfailing, especially where When the dried leaves are smoked, they relieve asthma .For diarrhea and dysentery; the juice from 2-4 grams can be taken twice a day.

Medicinal Properties: Root Leaves and Flowers of Adusa are used in various Ayurvedic preparations. In Ayurveda Vasa is used mainly in the treatment of cough and other respiratory ailments. Expectoration to relieve congestion and dyspnoea. Modern researches have concluded that Vasa helps to dilate bronchioles thus ensures smooth expectoration and breathing.

Medicinal Part used: Leaves, roots, flowers and stem bark. UDDIPAN has taken a one year pilot program on Medicinal Plan ( Bashuk,Vasica) Under ENRICH program at Parerhat Union Under Zianagar Upazila of Pirojpur District. UDDIPAN plan of this Program Period Established two Medicinal plant (Bashuk) Nursery, Develop 20 Entrepreneur. Two entrepreneur collect dry leaves from other entrepreneur. In first Quitter UDDIPAN sale 49 Kgs dry (Bashuk) leaves and Transplanted 25,000 cutting.