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Diabetes-Centric Ayurveda Day Tomorrow

On the occasion of National Ayurveda Day, the Ministry of AYUSH is organizing a one day National Seminar on “Prevention and Control of Diabetes through Ayurveda” tomorrow (28th October 2016) at New Delhi amid divergent opinions surfacing on some recent Ayurvedic medicines released in the market. PMO Minister of State Jitender Singh will inaugurate the seminar and Minister of AYUSH ...

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Turmeric Compound Found Promising to Treat Colon Cancer

Another study has brought the miracle root turmeric into limelight as a means to prepare a compound to prevent and treat colon cancer to some extent. Researchers from Saint Louis University in Missouri, US have studied a line of colon cancer cells in a laboratory model and found that treating the cells initially with curcumin and then with silymarin will ...

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CSIR’s Anti-Diabetes Ayurvedic Drug BGR-34 Priced ‘High’ Hits Markets

Though not gone through clinical tests on humans like many allopathic drugs, a partically validated anti-diabetes herbal drug called BGR-34 was launched commercially by a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) lab in Lucknow on Sunday, assuring that it has no side effects. Priced relatively much higher than an allopathic drug at Rs.5 per tablet, the drug manufactured by ...

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How to Keep Dengue Mosquitoes Away? India Under Dengue Attack

More than 30 people have lost their lives in Delhi alone due to Dengue outbreak, which is becoming a bigger threat in Bangalore now. Delhi faced its worst dengue crisis in five years, with 4,500 positive cases have already registered so far this year, and the Indian capital is paying the price for not taking proper preventive measures to stem Dengue which ...

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Dengue toll on the rise, city turns to home remedies

Indian capital is paying the price for not taking preventive measures to stem Dengue and now the disease is fast spreading in New Delhi and adjoining areas of Ludhina and Gurgaon are gripped by the epidemic. So far, Delhi has reported 11 deaths and two of them — seven-year-old Avinash and six-year-old Aman Sharma this week, due to lack of ...

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Donkey Milk Shows New Path to Telangana Nomads

The donkey milk, known for its therapeutic value since ages, is back again in Telangana with the price quoted higher than a cow milk but pediatrics insist that mother’s milk for the first six months is the safest way to keep babies healthy. In pre-vaccination period, donkey milk was given to infants to develop resistence against cold, breathing problems, whopping ...

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India Foils UK Company’s Bid to Patent Turmeric, Pine Bark & Tea for Treating Hair Loss

India once again thwarted a UK firm’s bid to patent its traditional Ayurvedic knowledge. Europe’s Leading Dermaceutical Laboratory-Pangaea Laboratories Limited tried to take patent on a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss. Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), a Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, located the patent application filed at European ...

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Why PM Modi planted ‘Kadamb’ sapling on World Environment Day?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today planted a Kadamb sapling (Neolamarckia Cadamba), at the Race Course Road lawns, to mark the occasion of World Environment Day, and there is more to the choice as it has ‘vaastu’ significance too. The Prime Minister also placed a traditional earthen-pot (matka) along with the sapling, which is a traditional way of conserving water, and ensuring ...

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Turmeric can help treat oral cancers quelling HPV in mouth

Advocated in ancient Hindu civilization as Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric was known to have boosting powers of immunity earlier, depending upon the digestible form and absorption levels. The familiar yellow spice common in Indian cooking, is now found to helpful in treating oral cancers caused by a virus, says a study co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher. One of the herb’s key ...

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Fasting by Women Brings Down Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Here is a reason why Indian women go on fasting during festivals or as often as possible in the name of a God or Goddess — it may reduce the risk of cancer among women, says new research. And overnight fasting gives the best results. The researchers found that a decrease in time spent on eating and an increase in ...

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Harsh Vardhan Pitches for Aroma, Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants for Business Units

Union science and technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has brought forth the need for traditional medicinal plants and urged pharma companies to explore the possibility of business ventures in aroma and medicinal plants. Since India has the potential of becoming the world’s largest supplier of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) given her rich tradition in the field, the minister said ...

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Ayurveda a big hit among Moscow women, Kerala upbeat

Ayurveda has been a big hit in Russian capital Moscow, with many women who were looking at alternate health care practices asking about it during the country’s largest tourism fair. The public and industry representatives streamed into the Kerala Tourism stall during the four-day 22nd Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) that ended on Saturday. The theme of Kerala ...

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Yoga guru Ramdev to be Haryana’s brand ambassador to promote ayurveda

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has announced that yoga guru Ramdev will be the state’s brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda. Health Minister Anil Vij, who met Ramdev at his ashram in Haridwar Thursday, said the state government had urged Ramdev to be brand ambassador for Haryana and he had agreed. Vij said that gymnasiums and yogshalas (yoga centres) would be ...

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Centre to fund new ayurveda research centre in Konni, Kerala

The central government will provide funding to set up a new ayurvedic clinical research centre in Konni, Kerala near Munnar to help scientifically validate traditional systems of healing. Shripad Yesso Naik, minister of state for AYUSH, said this as he announced the new National Programme of Ayurveda Inspired Research initiated by the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) and the ...

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Ayurveda Remedy in New Turmeric pills to boost immunity, combat diseases

Advocated in ancient Hindu medicine Ayurveda, a compound found in turmeric may soon be available in the form of daily pills to boost the immunity among people and help them combat inflammation in the body. A modified formulation of curcumin, a naturally occurring compound found in turmeric, releases its anti-inflammatory goodness throughout the body, the findings showed. It also lowers inflammation, ...

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Quick Skin Care Tips Ahead of New Year 2015 Functions

The festive and party season is here, and although your social calendar is upbeat, it can leave your skin quite gloomy. From rehydrating your skin to using a gentle make-up remover, there are a few ways to get rid of skin allergies. Aakriti Mehra of Enhance Clinics suggests a few tips that one should follow after using heavy make-up during ...

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Modi Triggers New Hindu Wave Invoking Ganesh from Mythology

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself subscribes to rhetoric and adherence to “Great Hindu Mythology”, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, BJP MP from Haridwar and former Uttarakhand chief minister, has gone wild to claim everything under the sun as invented by ancient Hindu sages, including a nuclear test. Ironic but India conducted nuclear tests in 1971 and again in 1998 and faced ...

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Cure to cold-induced pain found in mustard, garlic receptor

Some people experience cold as a painful sensation. Researchers have now found that the cure to this sensation could be in the olfactory receptors that react to pungent substances like mustard and garlic. The reason is that spices affect nerves that are part of the pain system. In other words, the same receptor for mustard and garlic that irritates the ...

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‘Friends of Ayurveda’ Formed to Propagate Ayurveda at Global Level

A committee of professionals and well wishers from across the world named "Friends of Ayurveda" was declared in a bid to propagate credible and authentic Ayurveda at the global level, on Monday in New Delhi. The committee “Friends of India,” announced by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the sidelines of the World Ayurveda Congress underway here, will also ...

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