Ganesh Babu NM

Oral administration of leaf juice for asthma

The recurrent attack of breathlessness and wheezing is defined as Bronchial Asthma.

31 Oct 2018

The long and short of traditional bone setting

Bone is a connective tissue that provides internal support for animals.

17 Oct 2018

Plant that fights the mosquito menace

The World Health Organisation reports that more than 50 per cent of world’s population is at high risk due to mosquito-borne diseases.

05 Sep 2018

Passion Flower grows in neglected areas 

Flowers are some of nature’s most striking creations. One such flower is the wild Passion Flower, scientifically known as Passiflora Foetida L, belonging to the family Passifloraceae. This slender vin

22 Aug 2018

‘Handsome twiner’ can cure chest pain

Vitality is described as the state of a man being healthy physically, mentally and emotionally. Physical vitality means having energy to do the day-to-day work; mental vitality is essential for creative

08 Aug 2018

Did you know orchids can cure rheumatism?

Orchids are known for their beautiful, long-lasting blooms. Fossil evidences reveal that Orchids existed on Earth for over 100 million years.

25 Jul 2018

A climber that is strong enough to pull a chariot

Many of us are familiar with the various growth patterns of plants such as herbs, shrubs, climber and trees. But the word Liana doesn’t ring a bell for most of us.

30 May 2018

Aphrodisiac stamens that help treat leprosy

Stamens are the male reproductive part a flower containing numerous pollen grains. 

18 Apr 2018

Traditional pan, devoid of tobacco, is good for a detox

Pan chewing, known to us as Thambulam in Tamil and Tambul in other parts of India, is a very ancient custom of Indian tradition. In a larger sense, though it looks like one of our cultural rituals,

04 Apr 2018

Aristam ‘wine’ cures tooth ailments and dysentery

Aristam is a very familiar preparation in our traditional systems of medicine.

21 Mar 2018

Meswak tree: One-stop cure to oral diseases

The abbreviated form AYUSH stands for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy systems of India’s Medical Heritage.

21 Feb 2018

Glorious flame Lily is also money-spinner

Only a very few medicinal plant species have been profitable for the farmers with the high returns.

10 Jan 2018

Flowers to treat warts, broken bones and the common flu

The genus Plumbago comprises over 15 species belonging to the flowering plants’ family Plumbaginaceae. This genus varies in size, from small herbaceous to comparatively sturdy shrubs.

27 Dec 2017

South Indian tree species used in England to treat TB

How many of us know that the first effective remedy for chronic and infectious disease Leprosy came from the seed of a species of trees that is endemic in southern India? Yes, the drug is formulated u

13 Dec 2017