Shantaram Kane, Independent Researcher, B.Tech.(IITBombay);Sc.D.(M.I.T.-USA), Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
This project is a disruptive invention (two Indian Process Patents) which reduces the daily dose requirement of any natural product by a factor of 100 to 1000. The process is a simple kitchen technology and consists of chopping the herbs, mixing them with water and sesame oil and cooking to boil off water. The mass is then filtered to get the super-active oil extract. The extracts are made from more than 100 herbs and other biomass. These oils have been successfully tested in over 1000 volunteers for a wide variety of ailments including G.I. Tract problems, Lipid lowering, Insulin dose lowering, joint inflammations, skin inflammations and neurological systems. The average annual herbal requirement for a person will be just 30 gm per year. A small kitchen can easily make in one year 1500 kg of super-active oil containing 150 kg of starting herbal material. This will be sufficient to provide complete annual requirements of 5000 persons. Research has found a strong synergy of dietary advice –what/when and how much to eat and what not to eat – with the intake of these oil drops. The current proposal calls for making this invention available to millions of people through a sustainable, clinic-based social business. The primary role of each clinic will be to provide diagnosis and advice on the dosage of oil drops (2 to 30 drops per day) and also to provide continuous guidance and education about diet. The clinic will empower people by teaching them how to make oils themselves and also make available a guidebook for simple problems. The clinic will also make available a community food preparation kitchen such as above where groups will be given the oils they wish to have for a small payment. Using such a model, the annual cost per person even for those with major chronic ailments for a full range of oils and advice will not exceed Rs/. 500.
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