2nd International Ayurveda Congress took its inspiration from an epic 17th century Dutch treatise on medicinal plants of the Western Ghats of South India called Hortus Malabaricus. The inspiration was to connect India, The Netherlands, and Europe through their rich botanical heritage and at the same time, present the therapeutic potential of plants and the natural approaches to health available in Ayurveda and in traditional remedies from Europe. (L2R) Prof Tony Nader, Hon. Minister Naik from Ministry of AYUSH Govt. of India, Amarjeet S Bhamra.