IT HAPPENS ONLY IN INDIA,
GREAT JOB MR. PARMAR
it is good to eat as many as vegetables and fruits (totally vegetarian), but my aurvedic doctor asked me to stop eating every...
With quinine-based drugs, traditionally sought to treat malaria, failing to contain the disease anymore, scientists of the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (cimap), based in Lucknow, have now developed a new drug in their war against the disease.
Certain strains of the malarial parasite have developed resistance to the quinine-based drugs. The new drug involves the conversion of arteminisinic acid into artemisinin, till now deemed unachievable in India; the drug, while available in China and Burma, was not available here.
Artemisinin is an anti-malarial compound -- active against the malarial parasite -- derived from the plant Artemisia annua, which is now being cultivated in the Kashmir valley. It has also been adapted to grow in the plains. A new liquid extraction technology developed by cimap led to the isolation of the artemisinin present in the flowers and leaves of the plant in low concentrations.