Farmers in the highlands of east Nepal have been earning a handsome income by growing Satuwa, an herb which is used as a pain reliever
Many farmers have switched to cultivating herbs commercially and abandoned traditional crops like maize, millet, potatoes and buckwheat because of the higher returns.
Satuwa (Paris polyphylla) is one of the medicinal plants that has attracted farmers. They said that they started growing Satuwa after the production of Chiraito, another traditional medicinal herb, started to decline due to pest infestation. The price of Chiraito has also dropped sharply in the last few years…MORE