Is ‘Solo’ from Ladakh PM Modi’s Modern-Day Sanjeevani?
In his first speech after the centre’s decision to scrap the special status given to Jammu & Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned a Ladakhi herb called ‘Solo’, which could benefit people with its medicinal properties, and could in fact be the modern-day ‘Sanjeevani’.
Is This Himalayan Herb the New Sanjeevani?
Sanjeevani is the mythical herb that renewed Lord Ram’s and his brother Lakshman’s lives in the epic Ramayana. Calling ‘Solo’ the modern-day Sanjeevani could only be fair if its medicinal properties are proven and explored.
Researchers at Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), which is based in Leh, have been studying the herb, medically called Rhodiola rosea, and have expressed hope that it could mean an end to the search for Sanjeevani.
The leafy parts of the plant were used as vegetable by locals.
Speaking to IANS, R.B. Srivastava, Director, DIHAR, said,
He added that the herb could mitigate effects of gamma radiation used in bombs in biochemical warfare.
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