Gotu kola, asiatic pennywort, centella asiatica, ayurveda herbal medicine.


February 6, 2019 smitsa 2

Centella, (Centella asiatica L. Family: Umbelliferae) is a small, herbaceous annual plant that is widely grown throughout Asia and consumed mostly in Thailand and India. […]

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Top Diets Of 2019

January 2, 2019 smitsa 2

It’s always interesting to see what the top diets are going to be for 2019. Let’s face it when it comes to new Year resolutions, […]

Milk and yogurt. A vehicle for microencapsulation of probiotics.

Microencapsulation Of Probiotics

September 19, 2017 smitsa 0

Microencapsulation of probiotics using hydrocolloids is now an established method for ensuring their survival and even for accurate dosing into products (Anal and Singh, 2007). […]

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Pentagalloylglucose (PGG)

August 7, 2017 smitsa 0

A highly potent antioxidant PGG has anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activity. Tannin based Potent anti-microbial Pentagalloylglucose (PGG) should be known better although its chemical name […]

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Coenzyme Q10 And Heart Health

June 21, 2017 smitsa 0

Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone or 2,3 dimethoxy-5 methyl-6-decaprenyl benzoquinone is a naturally occurring pro-vitamin which acts as a powerful antioxidant in cell metabolism. […]

Purple Comfrey - an important herbal medicine growing in a meadow.


June 5, 2017 smitsa 0

Comfrey (Symphytum spp.) derives its Latin name from the Greek word ‘symphis’ which means ‘growing together’. The plant became renowned in folklore for wound healing […]

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May 19, 2017 smitsa 0

Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum) is full of sweet-shop memories but this powerful aromatic herb has been in  use for millenia, not just in foods for flavour but as a […]

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The Benefits Of Aloe vera

May 2, 2017 smitsa 0

Aloe vera has been used for millenia for healing – its certainly not just a an attractive potted plant! Before we recognised its healing properties, […]