Patanjali Yogpeeth’s general secretary Acharya Balkrishna has set up a target to list 3,000 herbal plants in the Indian medical system. According to Patanjali Yogpeeth presently only 1,100 herbs are used in the traditional Ayurveda system for curing various ailments.

Providing a comparison of China and India, Balkrishna claimed that China has listed 13,500 in their medicine system and said, “It is rather sad that we teach Ayurveda and know the traditional India science but we don’t know the fact only 1,100 plants are used in our medical system. No matter how much time it will take but we will list 3,000 herbs in Indian system with complete research and verification.”

Acharya Balkrishna’s birthday was celebrated in Haridwar as herbal day (Jadi-Buti Diwas). The birthday bash was special as Acharya planted sapling to mark the event and translation of his book on Yoga in various Indian languages were released. Now the book on Yoga by Acharya is available in Garhwali, Kumoani, Gujarati, Dogri, Sanskrit, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Marathi and Punjabi.

Now Balkrishna’s ‘Vichar Kranti’ is also available in Sanskrit, Bhojpuri, Dogri, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. Many of the books written by Balkrishna have been translated in different foreign languages. Speaking on the occasion, Yog Guru Baba Ramdev said, “Acharya Balkrishna has given return gift to the society by presenting valuable books in different languages.”