Category Archives: medicine

About leeches, maggots and medicine

Since thousands of years, ayurveda is the medical science of India. The first practitioners ( many hindus consider them as saints) who taught this system said that leeches were useful to cure abscesses, tumors, sclerosis, piles, headaches, skin disorders, throat disorders, … Continue reading

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India : urine is good for health

Among the medicines recommended by the ayurveda ( the main indian traditional system of medicine, the other one being the siddha), most of them are made out of plants. Nowadays, more than 1.000 plants are used for medical reasons. In the … Continue reading

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In India, biotechnology is the new priority

Life sciences could become the new engine for economic growth in India, just as the information technologies in the 90’s. After all, Nehru, the former Indian Prime Minister, considered science was the “solution to eradicate poverty”. Biotechnology companies are already … Continue reading

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In India, cow urine is used as a cosmetic

For dazzling teeth, glowing skin and a slim body, cow urine is recommended by hindu nationalists. They claim to have indigenous remedies for conditions ranging from diabetes, to skin disease, constipation, asthma, pimples and even cancer. In specialized shops, they … Continue reading

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The indian science of colour and its healing effects

Colours have a healing property and can have an important effect on your mental and physical well being. That’s why colour therapy, an ancient healing process that uses natural sunlight, has convinced many patients ( in India and other countries) to undergo … Continue reading

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Every three seconds, one child dies in India.

In India, over 2.1 million children die annually before reaching their fifth birthday, 50 % of them even not surviving 28 days. Globally, the number stands at 9.7 millions annually. The statistics are equally shocking among neonates ( newborns to … Continue reading

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India : many Indians become indebted because of medical expenditures

Lack of access to quality public health services and a rapidly growing unregulated private sector have led to a situation where an increasing number of people are getting trapped in debts or slipping into deeper poverty due to the expenses … Continue reading

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