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Controlling Blood Pressure: Essential oil from Hrivera root

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July 29, 2021 • Ethnobotany, Tamil Nadu, Therapeutics

Researchers from Tamil Nadu delve into the secrets of the Siddha medicine used for treating high blood pressure. The essential oil from the root of Hrivera is indeed effective and acts on the calcium channels as most other antihypertensives do, they find.

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Tobacco Smoking: Death and disease burden

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Cigarette smoking is injurious to health. But how many people actually die due to smoking related diseases? What is the magnitude of disability caused by smoking? Researchers from India collaborate with researchers worldwide to inquire.

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Funds from Fish Scales

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The world is throwing away more than 2 million tonnes of fish scales as waste every year. Muhamed Ashraf and team from the ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi have now found a way to convert the waste to wealth.

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Expanding peafowl distribution in Kerala

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Sanjo Jose and P O Nameer, from the Kerala Agricultural University were puzzled about increased sightings of peacocks in Kerala. Investigating into the environmental and climatic factors that increase distribution of peafowl, they find that the species may soon extent its territory in Kerala.

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Diesel and Petrol Blend: cleaner combustion and more efficiency

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To achieve reduced emissions, improved fuel efficiency and increased load carrying capacity of compression ignition engines, Devendra Deshmukh and Vasudev D Chaudhari from IIT Indore suggest blending of diesel and petrol.

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Mint Money from Mint

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When should we plant mint? How should it be planted? At what density of plantation? Scientists from CSIR-CIMAP explore the best practices in mint cultivation to maximise farmers income.

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Controlling Blood Pressure: Essential oil from Hrivera root

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Researchers from Tamil Nadu delve into the secrets of the Siddha medicine used for treating high blood pressure. The essential oil from the root of Hrivera is indeed effective and acts on the calcium channels as most other antihypertensives do, they find.

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