Archive for August, 2008

Natural Way To Stay Beautiful

August 29th, 2008

Fashion, glamour and beauty have a symbolic relationship and cannot be separated, as both grow together at an increasing speed and with greater awareness these days. As the complexities of modern living leave us little time for personal grooming, more and more men and women are turning increasingly to professionals for treatments that enhance and maintain looks. Also, as a larger number of women begin to work, the need to appear well-groomed and attractive has assumed greater importance. This has turned beauty care or cosmetology into an Rs.1, 200 crore industry. But do we realize how these cosmetics harm our skin. They only leave us with a beautiful skin outside with lots of side effects for future.

If a thing of beauty is a joy forever, people who use cosmetics are going to experience this joy like no one else. As King of Natural products Ayur, lunched its new range of natural color cosmetics, under the brand name “WOMSEE”. Ayur herbal brand has more than 55 variants available in the market. Keeping in mind, the needs of consumers’ WOMSEE’S products are made with extracts of pure herbs without using any harmful chemicals. The main purpose of these natural cosmetic products is to give and to enhance the natural and external beauty of a female. Masses prefer to try different colors and shades in life to make the life more colorful and lively.

According to Mr. Dilvinder Singh Narang, Managing Director, Ayur Herbal Cosmetics, said that “Today, awareness of beauty products, treatments and grooming is at an all time high, that’s why we introduced our new brand “WOMSEE”, a range of natural colour cosmetics to the consumers. Cosmetic Industry in India is booming and considering the fact our products are mainly targeted to the premium segment of the stratum”.
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New Poly-Herbal Asthma Medicine to Fight Asthma and Other Lung Problems

August 23rd, 2008

Kolkata, West Bengal, IND, 2008-08-23 14:48:15 ( Asoka Lifescience Limited offers a first-of-its-kind Ayurvedic remedy for respiratory distress in patients of all ages. The new drug called Res-Q launched by Asoka Lifescience will cater to the growing number of patients with lung problems including a great percentage of children. The drug is made from new molecules by using medicinal herbs and incorporating a novel drug delivery system to render maximum efficacy.

“Our country has a vast knowledge base of Ayurveda whose potential is only being realised in the recent years. However, the drug delivery system used for administering the medicine to the patient is traditional and out-of-date resulting in reduced efficacy of the drug,” remarked Sourav Roy, Managing Director, Asoka Lifescience Limited. “We thought of coming up with a unique remedy of respiratory problems by blending the best of both- the tradition of Ayurveda and the technology of modern medicine.”

The drug is the outcome of rigorous research and development undertaken by the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University. Abbies Webiana, a universally prescribed herb for respiratory distress is one of the key ingredients of Res-Q. Based on a poly-herbal composition, Res-Q is a mouth dissolving drug that mixes with the juices secreted by the salivary glands and dissolves completely within fifteen minutes of putting in the mouth. Thus the drug never makes it to the stomach and the vital constituents are not absorbed by the various digestive juices secreted within the metabolic system of the body.
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Cabinet Okays combined medical university in Kerala

August 22nd, 2008

In Thiruvanthapuram the Kerala governments gave the green signal for setting up a medical university in Thrissur. The Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan gave details about the university to the reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting. On Thursday gave nod for the formation of a combined university for all systems of medicines with separate board of studies, faculty and board of examination for each stream.

The proposed Kerala University for Medical and Allied Sciences will handle all the academic activities, including the conduct of examinations from 2009-10. Before this all the colleges under each stream including paramedical colleges would be affiliated to this university. The University Act and statute will be formulated within six months and will be presented in the Assembly.

For deciding the policy matters of the university, the government has appointed a high-level committee headed by Health Minister P K Sreemathi in which the secretaries of Health, Higher Education & medical education heads from allopathy, Ayurveda and homoeo have been made members. Dr Usha Titus has been appointed as the project director.
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Dr Raman Singh releases book on Ayurveda

August 21st, 2008


Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr Raman Singh released ayurvedic book by well known doctor Mukesh Jain in which simple treatment of serious ailments are presented. The book under the title “Fight & Win Ailments of Modern Era with Ayurvedic Treatment” is based on latest scientific research in Ayurveda.

Chhattisgarh: Focusing that Ayurveda is effective in the prevention of serious ailments; Dr Raman Singh said Ayurveda is now posed to be a global movement. The recent book by Dr Mukesh Jain will be distributed among the Western community and media during International Ayurvedic events scheduled in Chicago (US) and Burstein (Germany). Dr Jain has been invited to attend these functions.

Forwarded by Padma Shri Prof. Dr. Mahadev Pandey, the book contains  authentic information on how to discover simple treatment and enhance our body immunity against Arthritis, Sciatica, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Thyroid,  Migraine, Parkinson’s, Obesity, Neuro-Muscular weakness and to prevent Cancer & HIV infection.

Congratulating the author BR Jain, Industrialist from Bhilai said there are many diseases which are chronic and there are no remedies in Allopathic Medicine. Ayurveda is a solution for such illnesses because Ayurveda treatment is done for the root cause of the problem. It is note worthy that Dr Mukesh Jain is well known practitioner of Ayurveda and Panch Karma. He has taken ayurvedic research work and imparted instructions to various citizen forums in 6 countries in Asia and Europe. He has also introduced holistic health camps for making common people aware about various health problems.

Present on the occasion were Minister Ajay Chandrakar, MLA Gauri Shankar Agrawal, Dr Ravi Khichariya, Dr Rajesh Verma, and publisher Nand Kishore Gupta.

Good Medicine 2008 Wellness Festival to Feature Byron Katie, Steven Halpern, and Hundreds More Natural Health Practitioners, Educators, Vendors

August 21st, 2008

September 14 Event Expected to Draw 1500 Health Seekers

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.,  — New Earth, a 501(c)(3) charity, announced today its annual all-day health and wellness immersion Good Medicine will feature a keynote speech by bestselling author Byron Katie, and special musical guest, award-winning composer/recording artist Steven Halpern.

Good Medicine will be held Sunday, September 14, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at The Music Box @ Fonda (Henry Fonda Theater), 6126 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, Calif. The expanded space will hold 100-plus licensed and accredited practitioners administering more than a dozen natural healing modalities, educational sessions in integrative medicine led by experts in the field, sound healing, and merchandise from dozens of natural products and services vendors so attendees can go green, local and pure to make their dollar count.

“Addressing the causes of suffering in our bodies and minds requires awareness, and events like Good Medicine 2008 provide a wonderful opportunity for people to find clarity about their physical and emotional suffering, learn, and grow in a supportive and nurturing environment,” said Katie.

Health and wellness therapies represented at Good Medicine include acupuncture, yoga, massage, reiki, Qigong, Tai-Chi, sound healing, nutrition, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, guided meditation, hypnotherapy, and holistic health. So that undeserved communities throughout Southern California can experience these techniques, Good Medicine attendees will receive hands-on treatments from licensed/certified and insured practitioners as part of their admission to the event – far less than going to the practitioners’ offices.
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Zen Resort Bali Surya Meditation and Ayurveda Retreat: Inner Peace…

August 20th, 2008

Zen Resort Bali Surya Meditation and Ayurveda Retreat: Inner Peace and Divine Healing Power with Swathimaa and Raymond Prohs

Zen Resort situated in a serene and peaceful environment in north Bali, surrounded by rice fields, vineyards and natural forest, is the venue of this September 2008 Bali Surya meditation and Ayurveda retreat with international healers and renowned teachers Swathimaa and Raymond Prohs, both senior students of the Indian Saint Sri Kaleshwar who is the first to reveal the actual spiritual practices of India’s saints to Western students.

Zen resorts’ secluded location and pristine nature is idyllic to appreciate and connect with the nature’s elemental forces, the sky, earth, air, water and fire, which according to Vedic understanding account for all Creation and provide the hidden natural powers to balance our energy and mobilize the natural processes to heal ourselves and achieve inner peace, realize contentment in life and living and thus experience the Divine.

The Bali Surya retreat is designed to relax, heal and rejuvenate the body, mind, heart and soul. Through out the day, the resorts’ soothing and inspiring music and Sanskrit chants will help you to gently detach from your personal concerns and worries.

The daily retreat program begins with sunrise Surya meditation and a morning of yoga and time for eco-forest walks, rice field trekking, along a secluded beach or simply slumbering in a hammock or on a sun-bed getting a tan while reading and thinking of personal resolutions to change course for a more sustainable and satisfying life style and living.

At noon there is an hour of Surya meditation and water exercises in the infinity pool merging with the rice field terraces and the sea horizon beyond. The early afternoon is devoted to satsangs and seminar discussions as well as personal Sai Shakti healing consultations with Swathimaa and Raymond. In the late afternoon it is time for Ayuvredic consultation and treatments designed according to each individual’s personal constitution and health assessment. Following dinner under the stars, the retreat group gathers around a cozy fire for an evening of singing and chanting to relax for a night of deep sleep.
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Free Online Medical Dictionaries on the Net

August 19th, 2008

The “Free Medical Dictionary” is a new website that goes into the art and science of healing (Medicine)

Tel-Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) August 19, 2008 — A new Online Medical Dictionaries website ( has been launched lately. The dictionaries are dedicated to providing definitions to medical terminology found in the medical news today.

The Medical Dictionaries website provides quick access to difficult, hard to spell and frequently misspelled medical terms with easy-to-understand definitions and explanations of thousands of medical terms. The Free Medical Dictionary includes over 30 Health and medical dictionaries covering a myriad of medical fields, such as alternative medicine, healthcare, digestive and kidney diseases, women’s health, nutrition and diet, , treatment, prevention of disease and more. The Free Medical Dictionary is free of charge and is ideal for both medical professionals and laypersons alike.

Among others, the Free Medical Dictionary features the Aging Hearts and Arteries Glossary discussing aging and cardiovascular diseases and NDIC Diabetes Dictionary, by the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), which provides phonetic transcription of the terms with explanations and information about diabetes.

“Health is something that preoccupies most us” says Dalia Grant, Content Manager. “This free online Medical Dictionaries website has been designed with the intent to cover a vast array of medical terminology focusing on health, diseases and conditions, pharmacology, treatments and much more to better understand and communicate with medical professionals”.

For additional information on the free online Medical Dictionaries, visit

An Ayurvedic Park for you in Pune

August 18th, 2008

From time immemorial, people in India have relied upon Ayurveda, the science of life as the means of therapy.

In Sanskrit language, “Ayur” means life and “Veda” is scientific scripture. Though Ayurvedic medicines are herbal-based, there are many other formulations that are organic in their composition. However, modern medicines and therapies from the West, Allopathy, in particular, have almost eclipsed the traditional concept of Ayurvedic medicines.

The City Corporation of Pune, considering these facts, with an objective to create mass awareness on the relevance of Ayurveda and related medicinal plants, has earmarked a park exclusively to nurture Ayurvedic herbs.

There are over 300 species of Ayurvedic plants grown exclusively in this garden and the authorities intend to bring in more of medicinal plants. Visitors to the park are also enlightened about identifying the plants so that if such herbs exist in their backyard garden or the neighborhood, these will be taken care of as ready means of home remedies.

“This medicinal or Ayurvedic garden is been developed with the aim to make people aware of the various medicinal plants that can be used in our homes from day to day. We’ve planted many medicinal plants that can help cure ailments at our home like sore throat, upset stomach, gastritis problems and many more. People using these plants need not visit a doctor but cure the diseases at their homes. Here there are over 300 species of Ayurvedic herbs planted here,” said Santosh, Assistant Garden Superintendent, Herbal Garden, Pune.
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Piramal group launches project to fight chronic diseases

August 17th, 2008

Mumbai (PTI): Aiming to provide affordable medicines in rural areas and to combat chronic diseases in the country, Pharma major Piramal Group in collaboration with ASSOCHAM and various NGOs launched a project here on Saturday.

The Programme ‘help-your-body’, inaugurated by former President APJ Abdul Kalam, will emphasis on imparting knowledge on healthy food for healthy body and target each and every individual.

“Genetic causes, obesity, stress, inappropriate dietary habits and lack of exercise play a major role in causing chronic ailments,” Swati Piramal, Piramal Group’s Director said.

According to a WHO report, 38.8 core people will die in the next ten years due to chronic diseases and a significant proportion would be from India.

“India is expected to be the chronic disease capital with over 70 million diabetics, 213 million hypertensive patients and 60 million with arthritis by 2025. We feel the government, the private sector, the medical fraternity, NGOs should come together against the onslaught of chronic diseases,” Piramal said.

Kalam suggested that the group should integrate various systems of medicine such as Allopathy, Ayurveda, homeopathy, Unani, Siddha and yoga available in the country to fight chronic ailments at an affordable cost.
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Dabur to hive off R&D subsidiary

August 15th, 2008

Dabur Research Foundation (DRF), the 29-year-old, not-for-profit organization that spearheads the research activities of the Dabur group, may soon become a standalone drug discovery firm to undertake international collaborative research programmes for the development of patented medicines. The bifurcation move comes close on the heels of the sale of Dabur Pharma to German healthcare major Fresenius SE.

“All DRF scientists engaged in generic (off-patent) oncology drug development business have been shifted to Dabur Pharma. DRF will now focus purely on drug discovery programmes,” DRF Chairman Anand Burman said. He declined to divulge the details of the ongoing collaborative research programmes due to confidentiality clauses, but hinted that at least one research is in the area of oncology.

According to him, continuing drug research, even after selling off their drug company, makes sense as DRF has been fashioned as an independent research entity.

While over 100 scientists moved out of DRF to be part of the research team of Dabur Pharma, majority of other scientists conducting research in areas like Ayurveda, Phytopharma, biotechnology, personal care products and food were shifted from DRF to Dabur India’s in-house research wing. DRF is now left with its drug discovery scientists and pursues at least three drug discovery programmes in collaboration with foreign universities and companies.

Though the Dabur Pharma website lists out the contract research services offered by DRF, Burman said the promoters are yet to take a final view on the future research programmes of DRF.

Fresenius, which closed Dabur acquisition on August 11, has acquired the rights for all existing products that have come out of DRF. “All discoveries that have been commercialized have gone to Fresenius, besides the patented nanotechnology-based drug delivery system and the entire team of scientists engaged in generic drug discovery research at DRF. Fresenius will continue at the same location for a short period,” Burman said.