Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood, one that strikes the poor disproportionately. Up to one-third of children living in inner-city public housing have allergic asthma, in which a specific allergen sets off a cascade of events that cause characteristic inflammation, airway constriction and wheezing.

Sivadas Varma
KOCHI: Kerala campuses will soon sport a green look, courtesy the herbal nursery of the Hill Palace Museum in Tripunithura.

Spread over 54 acres, the biggest botanical garden in the state supplies breeds of rare trees like the old man tree, banyan and mahogany.

The paper deals with 57 plants species belonging to 24 families used in the treatment of stomach disorders by the Boto (the Buddhists) tribal community of Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir state. Plants parts used in the treatment of stomach disorders along with methods of preparation, dose of administration and duration of treatment is described.

The many faces of Himalayan herb bhangjeera Traditional medicine practitioners of eastern Asia know about this spice. People of Garhwal in Uttarakhand have many uses for the leaves and seeds of this plant grown in the upper reaches of Himalaya. But gourmets are yet to discover it. The aroma of bhangjeera chutney and bhangjeera tea fills the air as one travels through the hilly

Bhangjeera chutney Ingredients Bhangjeera seeds

An attempt has been made to review some medicinal plants used for the prevention and treatment of cancer in foreign countries. Information on the botanical names of plants with family names, parts used and their main active components, and original/native place of these plants have been collected from the literature. This article considers 62 medicinal plants of foreign origin.

Udhagamandalam: A fortnight-long staff development programme on

HALEM, March 16

London: A Belfast-based scientist has claimed that a herb found in the Himalayan region could be effective in controlling Type 2 diabetes.

Talk about weeds changing labour market Vandana Khobragade, a small farmer, knew the wheat and chickpea growing on her half hectare farmland needed weeding. But she could not afford to pay Rs 50 a day for labour to farm hands in her village Matkazari in Maharashtra