♣ Phytogen Pharma seeks to expand partnerships to market novel plant-based formulations


Nandita Vijay, Bangalore Phytogen Pharma (India) Pvt. Ltd., the subsidiary of Phytotech Extracts is now exploring more marketing alliances in India and abroad for its range of plant-based formulations. Although it has struck a couple of collaborative deals, the company now intends to expand its alliances to tap the nascent nutraceutical space which is brimming… Read More ♣ Phytogen Pharma seeks to expand partnerships to market novel plant-based formulations

♣ Black rice new superfood to fight cancer, heart diseases


London: Black rice, widely used in Asia for food decoration, noodles, sushi and desserts, could be a “superfood” and help fight heart disease and even cancer, say scientists. A team, led by Louisiana State University, has found that black rice, revered in ancient China, is low in sugar and packed with healthy fibre and plant… Read More ♣ Black rice new superfood to fight cancer, heart diseases

♣ Organizing Committee won’t swallow herbal pill


Rumu Banerjee, TNN, Aug 27, 2010, 02.52am IST NEW DELHI: It’s a name that’s making the officials of the organising committee (OC) of Commonwealth Games 2010 flinch. Over the past few days, a quiet advertising campaign by the promoters of `Musli Power: X-tra‘ has given the OC sleepless nights. The reason: the manufacturers of the… Read More ♣ Organizing Committee won’t swallow herbal pill

♣ What is Indian is India’s


Business Standard | 2010-08-27 02:40:00 After successfully contesting a patent dispute with China earlier this year — regarding formulations based on “pudina” (mint) and “kalamegha” (Andrographis) — India last week won another legal battle in Malaysia against the use of “ponni” rice as trademark. Like basmati, ponni is also a speciality rice grown exclusively in southern… Read More ♣ What is Indian is India’s

♣ Bill passed in Rajya Sabha to recognize Sowa-Rigpa system of medicine


NEW DELHI: A Bill to recognise Sowa-Rigpa system of medicine — practised in sub-Himalayan regions — within the definition of Indian medicine was passed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Replying to the discussion on the Bill, the Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said: “Legalising (Sowa-Rigpa) will enable the states concerned to avail of support… Read More ♣ Bill passed in Rajya Sabha to recognize Sowa-Rigpa system of medicine