WU, Community Leaders, and Ban Thung Chon Sub-District Health Promotion Hospital Joining to Raise the Level of the Main Herb in the Recipe of "Phlai Massage Oil"

On May 23, 2023, Asst. Prof. Dr. Chaweewan Klongsiriwet, Ms. Chanakan Sitthisak, lecturers from the School of Pharmacy and the working team of the Center for Academic Services (CAS) partnered with staff of Ban Thung Chon Sub-District Health Promotion Hospital, Ban Thung Chon community leaders, and mainstay of Village Health Volunteer carried out activities to propagate crude plant (phlai, curcumin, ginger, arivela viscosa, etc.) in the herb garden area of Thung Chon Sub-district Health Promotion Hospital by using Tricho-Orga-Soil, which was one of Walailak University’s technologies, mixed with the soil in herb plots to build immunity in the soil and promote plant disease prevention in tuber herb by biological methods. In this regard, the faculty members provided advice on planting and harvesting plans for each type of crude plant in order to raise the upstream level of the herbal product production process before harvesting herbs that are essential and have reached their useful life to be raw materials for the transfer of product production technology of “Phlai Massage Oil” in June.

It has been the 4th consecutive year project titled “The Enhancement of Herbal Products to Promote Well-being and Occupation” with the mission of providing academic services to develop the communities surrounding Walailak University in a holistic way (WU – Social engagement), the fiscal year 2023. The project aims to apply the knowledge gained from the technology transferred from the project to produce local products to build the economic foundation of the community to be stable and sustainable by focusing on that the community can apply the knowledge to health care and create community participation in promoting the use of herbs in the area, concretely and sustainably as well as promote the development of comprehensive herbal products from upstream, midstream and downstream by promoting and developing the planting of herbal raw materials sources and raising the standard and product quality. The project is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, ensuring health and well-being of the elderly at the local and community level, and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals, establishing cooperation with relevant agencies.

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