The new key to health

Our research has shown that tea is a good vehicle for providing various other plant-derived products that can be used as health and wellness supplements, especially for people with lifestyle-related illnesses like diabetes. and hypertension. It is also good for a healthy lifestyle. Some herbal teas are becoming popular, such as Tulsi-wali chai. But India has such a wealth of herbs. Not just the Himalayas, but also less explored places like northeast and central India. States like Chhattisgarh are investing in both tea cultivation and the sustainable cultivation of forest herbs (Vanaushadhi). This model can be replicated by states to create a sustainable carbon neutral model to deliver well-being to all.

The combination of tea cultivation and sustainable herbal production can transform many backward districts of India, especially the tribal areas. States like Chhattisgarh are experimenting with this model. However, currently the grower-to-consumer supply chain is full of middlemen (who raise prices and accumulate inventory), leaks (especially due to poor storage) and plagued by lack of infrastructure in the area. these areas. There is also a lack of accountability and record keeping. Using blockchain can improve some of these issues, creating an honest tracking system for the movement of tea and herbs from the farm to the food processing plant to store shelves. This makes it profitable for the grower and affordable for the customer while minimizing losses.

The “Tea, Spices and Wellness” project is led by Ioncure Tech Pvt Ltd, founded by Dr Sukant Khurana, and includes Raamesh Gowri Raghavan, Dr Abhijit Banerjee and Ashish Singh as collaborators. Dr Khurana is a leading expert in drug discovery, artificial intelligence, data science, and blockchain. Raamesh is a digital solutions strategist and co-founder of Ioncure tech limited, Dr Abhijit Banerjee is the chief mentor; Consultants in Genomic Bio-Medicine Res and Inc. (CGBMRI), Durg, Chhattisgarh and Ashish Singh are completing their PhD. of the School of Politics and Governance of the Graduate School of Economics of the Moscow National Research University.

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