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Data Platform

  • Multi-site high frequency database on particulate matter PM1, PM 2.5 and PM10 along with meteorological variables, vehicular data and socio-economic data over four locations of Delhi region from January 2017 to January 2018.
  • Techno socio-economic data of micro and small enterprises in all the eight NE states (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura)
  • SME data belonging to the sectors-manufacturing of wearing apparel, manufacture of textiles, manufacture of computer, electronics and optical products, manufacture of auto components and manufacture of leather and related products for twenty states across the country
  • Survey on water, health and energy in household for region covered in SME survey for India
  • Ayurvedic/traditional herbs data with data on therapeutic uses
  • Medical tourism data in three cities of India (Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai)
  • North East tourism data for three north east states of India (Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram)

Ayur Vatika with Automated irrigation facility 

(Collection of 100 medicinal herbs in the form of a ‘Vertical Garden)

Ayurveda (Sanskrit word meaning “the scripture for longevity”) represents an ancient system of traditional medicine prevalent in India about 5000 years old. References to the herbal medicines of Ayurveda are found in all the four Vedas (Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvanaveda), suggesting that Ayurveda predates at least several centuries. Large proportion of the population today relies on herbal medications in order to meet health care needs. Herbs contribute to more than 60-70% in development of modern medicines in the world market either directly or indirectly. Even though modern medicine exist side-by-side with traditional practices, herbal medicines have often maintained their popularity for historical and cultural reasons. Wide acceptance of herbal health care is due to several reasons-diversity, flexibility, easy accessibility, relative low cost, low levels of technological input, relative low side effects, growing economic importance etc.

Few examples of therapeutic action of medicinal herbs are shown below:

Picrorrhiza kurroa

Cardioprotective effect of P. kurroa is due to its membrane stabilizing action, counteraction of free radicals by its antioxidant nature, its ability to maintain the normal status activities of free radical enzymes and the level of reduced glutathione, which protect the myocardial membrane against peroxidative damage by decreasing lipid peroxidation and strengthening the myocardial membrane.

Ocimum sanctum: Tulsi

It is known as "the elixir of life" since it promotes longevity. O. sanctum is known to prevent transient cerebral ischemia and long term cerebral hypoperfusion (causing cellular oedema, gliosis and perivascular inflammatory infiltrate).

 

For further information contact:-

Director

Dr. P.Goswami

Phone no: (+91)-011-25843227; (+91)-011-25846064 (Direct)

Fax: (+91)-011-25846064, Email: director@nistads.res.in