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Vegetable doctor adds new dimension to medication in Kashmir

by Faisul Yaseen

Jan 06, 2006:

He prescribes vegetable instead of medicines. He has already treated more than one hundred thousand people across India in the last 10 years and is still going strong. This is the success of a self taught physician in Indian administered Kashmir, whose 26-years long research on vegetables and their successful prescription has given him a nickname 'vegetable doctor'.

Meet Madan Lal Aggarwal, a renowned businessman from Hindu dominated Jammu city, winter capital of the Indian administrated Kashmir, popular as 'miraculous doctor' for those who followed his instructions and come out of illnesses with the help of his 'vegetable treatment'.

"I don't have any medical degrees to boost. I'm not a doctor," Aggarwal confesses.

But he is more than a doctor for those who follow the rules and regulations he has chalked for them while taking their meals. "They take regular vegetable but the way I prescribe them. They carefully follow my instructions and are able to get out of their illnesses," he claims.

Aggarwal conducts courses of balanced diets between 10 days to three months. Many people here have already enrolled themselves in these courses.

Donít get confused if you see Carrots for Rheumatics or Potatoes for Cold or even bitter gourd for digestion problem to be taken twice a day or before sleeping or early in morning. Doling out such bizarre prescription is usually a common thing for the man who started this unusual practice of treatment after his immense interest in vegetables. The local authorities too donít complaint about his lack of medical capabilities as they canít any harm in his prescription of green vegetables.

Agarwal feels that to every disease there is an equal treatment in nature and one just has to apply little mind to find it. "If people start balancing their diets according to my courses, then there is no need to go to specialist doctors for the diseases like high blood pressure, cardiac ailments, diabetes, pain in the joints, piles and acidity," he claims. However, he turns down curing major ailments and advises people to visit a proper doctor or a hospital for that.

Aggarwal does all this without lust. He never seeks his fee and even pays the 'vegetable medicines' free of cost to the visiting 'patients'. Patients coming out of his clinic with handful of fresh vegetables is a common sight in Raghunath Bazaar Chowk, where he treats the people.

With every passing day his fame is traveling far and wide. Patients from Kashmir valley and even other states are becoming more visible these days.

"I'm doing it purely for social service," he says. "Mata Vaishno Devi (a Hindu goddess) has given me everything. Now I only want to serve people and make them aware about my medicines, which are purely made of vegetables and some other items, which we use in our daily lives," Aggarwal adds.

People can seek his treatment 365 days a year between 0800 hours to 2200 hours at Ladakh Handloom, Raghunath Bazaar Chowk or benefit from his treatment after seeking his counsel on telephone No. 09419180857.

To all such patients anywhere in India, he sends a parcel of his medicines paying the postage of his own.

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