the Indian origin of medical knowledge, used to develop modern treatments, will be given due recognition in Britain from now on. Presently, there is rampant misrepresentation of traditional

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India's traditional wisdom was recently upheld with the country winning a tussle over neem patent. On March 8, 2005, the European Patent Office (epo) dismissed an appeal against the repeal of a

Bad health is good business. The pharmaceutical industry knows that. But now bad health is turning out to be good business for the food industry as well. Food was always medicinal in traditional diets. But then diets changed. The food medicine connection

A field experiment conducted at the College of Agriculture, CSKHPKV, Palampur, H.P. during 1999-2000 revealed that the synthetic pyrethroid treatments viz., deltamethrin, cypermethrin and fenvalerate gave significantly less fruit infestation of cucurbit fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae Coq. upto 14 days of spray on summer squash compared to malathion.

Neem pachidi (chutney) In two teaspoons of oil, add one-and-a-half teaspoon of mustard seeds, one red chilli and one teaspoon of dried neem flowers. Add some thick tamarind juice to the mixture.

Neem pata chawal Bhaja Chop fresh neem leaves. Thereafter, grind proportionate amount of rice along with a little ginger and garlic. Add salt to taste in the mixture and put the leaves in it.

Staying healthy is not a daunting task if one regularly eats neem dishes


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