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Boost your energy through Honey

Boost your energy through Honey

Ancient Greek athletes consumed honey to boost their energy and performance levels during Olympics events as it contains glucose and fructose, known to produce tremendous reserves of glycogen in the liver. Having a spoonful of unprocessed honey before bed can support your brain function. The fructose is stored as energy reserves in the liver, ready to fuel the brain overnight. Indeed, honey boosts the immune system and has an antibacterial

Head and Neck cancer treatment effective through Tumeric

Head and Neck cancer treatment effective through Tumeric

Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a compound derived from curcumin helps cells overcome the treatment failure of head and neck cancer. Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of the popular Indian spice turmeric. When researchers added a curcumin-based compound, called FLLL32, to head and neck cancer cell lines, they were able to cut the dose of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin by four while still

Training on reading and writing of manuscripts

Training on reading and writing of manuscripts

Saraswathi Mahal Library, Thanjavur is conducting a training programme on manuscript reading and writing from April 17 to May 7. Sixty-three persons, including professors and retired professors with post graduation in Tamil and degree in Siddha medicine would be taken up for the programme, a release from M.S.Shanmugham, Collector, who is also the director of the library, said here on Friday. Experts in reading and writing manuscripts would take the

Exporters of Ayurveda, Siddha Unani seek exemption from barcoding of their products

Exporters of Ayurveda, Siddha Unani seek exemption from barcoding of their products

The exporters of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU) medicines in the country have urged the union commerce ministry to exempt these industries from the scope of the ministry's notification dated January 10 this year, which mandates the introduction of track and trace system, as counterfeit, mis-branded or spurious drugs is not an occurrence in traditional medicines. In a submission to the ministry, Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council's chairman for Ayurveda, Siddha,

Siddha units in difficulty, high charges for validation and few testing labs

Siddha units in difficulty, high charges for validation and few testing labs

Manufacturers of Siddha medicines in Tamil Nadu are facing major hardships in conducting proper validation tests for their products as there is very few government laboratories for doing the tests and validation of ISM drugs. The high rates charged by the private labs are not affordable for most of the SSI units for conducting all the necessary tests. Apart from this, lack of trained personnel is a hurdle faced

Epilepsy may be treated by Cannabis

Epilepsy may be treated by Cannabis

Cannabis plants are being grown at a secret facility in the south of England in the hope of producing a new treatment for epilepsy. Researchers at the University of Reading have discovered that three compounds found in cannabis leaves can help to reduce and control seizures in epilepsy.

CCIM notifies minimum standards for Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani colleges to get conditional permission

CCIM notifies minimum standards for Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani colleges to get conditional permission

The Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), a body under the Department of Ayush recently notified minimum standard norms for Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU) colleges wanting to get conditional permission for the academic session 2011-12. Notifying requirements for the teaching and non teaching staff for Post Graduate (PG) ASU colleges it states that all Ayurveda and Siddha colleges are required to be recommended on the basis of provisions notified in

TN Member : AYUSH DTAB fails to hold statutory quarterly meeting for one year

TN Member : AYUSH DTAB fails to hold statutory quarterly meeting for one year

According to one committee member from Tamil Nadu although the Drug Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) for Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani is expected to meet once in three months, not a single meeting was convened by the Board for the last one year. Demanding calling of an immediate meeting of the DTAB, the member has written to the Secretary of Ayush raising some critical problems faced by the industry to be discussed

AYUSH team inspected Palayamkottai Medical College, Tirunelveli

AYUSH team inspected Palayamkottai Medical College, Tirunelveli

A three-member team of doctors Dr. Kalyanasundaram, Dr. Parthibhan and Dr. Kanagavalli from Central Council of Indian Medicine under the Department of AYUSH, Government of India, visited the Government Siddha Medical College in Palayamkottai, on Tuesday to inspect the infrastructure facilities available in the college.

3rd World Siddha Day on the Way

3rd World Siddha Day on the Way

The Third World Siddha Day to be held on 14th and 15th April by the Siddha Doctors Association at A.K.G centre, Trivandrum. As a part of function, cultural programmes pertaining to Siddhars, Siddha way of treatment and present prizes for the best performance are to be organised. Invitation committee, exhibition committee, souvenir release committee, expert art committee and seminar committee have also been formed for the purpose. Dr Stanley Jones