The extraction of medicinal and aromatic plants in India leads to lot of wastage which is needed to curtail with the use of latest foreign technology and the matter will be discussed with the Uttar

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) has decidedto undertake a detailed survey on cultivation of medicinal plants inJharkhand. ICFRE director general V K Bahuguna said there has beenconsiderable scope for production of medicinal plants in Jharkhand inview of their use by tribals in their daily lives.

He said ICFRE scientists will identify 7-8 species of medicinal herbsand plants used by the tribals of Jharkhand to develop them further.

Exotic plant species, unsustainable constructions among challenges: survey. Introduction of exotic species, reckless harvesting of plant resources, and ecologically unsustainable methods of construction are threatening the fragile ecosystem and rich biodiversity in Idamalakkudy, the only tribal panchayat in Kerala, located in Idukki district.

A week-long biodiversity assessment programme conducted by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board revealed that the community, spread over 28 settlements in Idamalakkudy, was facing a threat to its sustainable method of living from external factors.

Ahmedabad: An extract from the ubiquitous household plant tulsi is found to protect one from harmful nuclear radiations—during a war situation or in the event of a nuclear reactor leak. The extracted phytochemicals from tulsi are now being turned into a drug at a Gujarat facility – Gujarat

Liqui Pharmacaps Limited (GLPL) in Padra on the outskirts of Vadodara city.The drug will be India's indigenous defence against all kinds of radiation and even prove to be a boon for cancer patients to alleviate the side effects of radiotherapy treatment.

JAMMU, Feb 8: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Wednesday sought the support of Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR) in the promotion of aroma, herbal and leather industry in Jammu and K

The ancient Indian tradition of growing tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) in the backyard is not without scientific backing.

Research shows that the tulsi, or Indian basil, mitigates the ill-effects of radiation, whether background or nuclear, and could protect cells in patients undergoing radiation therapy for cancer.

An experiment using tulsi has entered phase II clinical trial, says scientist

Can Western guidelines govern Eastern herbal traditions?

Traditional plant-based remedies are not risk-free. Doctors and patients need to be informed about the possible side effects, says Masatomo Sakurai.

The repertoire of traditional Chinese medicine could offer rich pickings for modern drug developers, but researchers must first define and test herbal concoctions.