HERBS

  • AP: Himalaya helps build jail inmates' herb farming skills February 19, 2013

    Ananthapur: Prisoners in Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh are getting a second chance in life. Through a unique rehabilitation program started by the pharmaceutical company Himalaya, the inmates are now turning to herb farming. Shiva Shankar Reddy, a prisoner, has to supervise the tilling of the land so that the new...
  • Andhra jail inmates grow herbs for drug major December 5, 2012

    Hyderabad: Inmates lodged in Andhra's open prisons are going herbal. With a view to rehabilitate prisoners, authorities have roped in inmates in the cultivation of herbal plants required for ayurvedic medicines. The Department of Prisons has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ayurvedic major Himalaya Drug Company to utilise...
  • Gurudwara shooting: A tragic day, say US lawmakers August 6, 2012

    Washington: Condemning the shooting at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin as a "senseless" act of terrorism, the US lawmakers have termed it as a "tragic" day. "This is a tragic day for our city and for all communities of faith who share grief and concern for the victims of today's shooting...
  • Brand Ramdev: from DVDs to multigrain flour June 9, 2011

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev's 1,100crore business empire is not just limited to DVDs of his exercise techniques as lifestyle products from multigrain floor to his brand of cosmetics are also in demand. The products sold online as well as shops under the name of Patanjali Yoga Peeth are offering a whole...
  • Sikkim to market Himalayan Viagra June 3, 2009

    Gangtok: The Sikkim government is considering a proposal by the Forest and Wildlife Department to market the medicinal herb Cordyceps Sinensis, popularly known as Himalayan Viagra. The herb, whose scientific name is Caterpillar Fungus, is found abundantly in the forests of the Himalayan state. ...
  • Destress: Breathe your way to wellness April 27, 2009

    Whether it is sweet scent of jasmines or the earthy fragrance of the monsoons, every aroma triggers certain emotional and physical responses. Blend aromatherapy into your everyday life to destress and even soothe common ailments. Off the shelf You can find two types of aromatherapy oils in the market; essential oils and carrier...
  • Flower power: Kolkata engineers play herbal Holi March 19, 2008

    Kolkata: Plucking marigold petals is not what mechanical engineering students of Jadavpur University in Bengal usually do. But in the run up to this Holi, that's precisely what they're doing, as part of an effort to manufacture and popularise the use of herbal gulal. The traditional colours available in the...
  • A farmer's genius in J&K baffling scientists August 8, 2007

    Srinagar: Twenty thousand plant species from every corner of the globe, all in just 300 sq meter of land. This is the work of 54yearold farming genius Ghulam Mohideen. His paradise has rare medicinal plants, and herbs dating back to the dinosaur age. You almost feel like Alice in wonderland...
  • Herbs can help check bad breath October 13, 2006

    New Delhi: Bad breath can be a serious cause of embarrassment in social circles. Some people with bad breath are not even aware it. Bad breath or halitosis is caused by odourproducing bacteria that grow in the mouth due to various reasons including dirty teeth, digestion problems and smoking. The sulfur...