Herbs for Ayurvedic Medicine

Nano Science Labs in India Create New Spin on Ayurvedic Medicine


by Aimee Mays

What if there was a medicine out there that is healthy for your body and could help aid cancer, arthritis, and diabetes?

Well there is, and it’s called Ayurvedic medicine. It is one of the world’s oldest medical systems to date and it uses combinations of chemicals that include natural herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables and incorporates metals such as gold, silver, and copper.

The idea sounds a little far-fetched, but in reality Ayurvedic medicine is used by 65-80 percent of the world’s population as a primary source of health care. Not only is it that but it is also known as one of the most affordable types of healing medicines as well as it is accessible.

Kattesh Katti, a researcher at the University of Missouri, has come up with a way to make the distribution of the medicine to the body non-toxic by using gold nanoparticles. Providing this technique to the medicine world is how Ayurvedic medicine will truly be revolutionized.

“In the past, metals predominantly used in holistic medicine have been crushed and burned; caregivers grind the ash with herbs to produce an ingestible treatment,” says Katti.

However, the way metals have been produced is with traces of mercury in them which is toxic to the body and can lead to death if ingested too much. This is why Katti has invented a way to avoid using toxic metals and has come up with the gold nanoparticles method that uses a green technology that excludes any type of toxins that could enter the body through Ayurvedic medicine.

When people think of green these days they think of the term holistic. Holistic is a term that means treatment of a whole person, not only looking at the outside factors but also the mental and social factors as well.

Ayurvedic medicine incorporates this philosophy in its medicine. The way Katti and his team make the green happen for the medicine is by taking the gold nanoparticles and mixing them with cinnamon and stirring it with water to synthesize the particles.

The important part to remember about this type of medicine is that it is less toxic to the body and can be extremely beneficial to treatments for diseases such as cancer, arthritis, and diabetes, just to name a few.   

Even though this medicine technology is still patent pending, the research will continue to go on at the DNA labs in India. The goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to heal and that is exactly what the researchers are focused on. They want to further to improve the performance and product development.

The important aspect to remember about all of this is that Ayruvedic medicine is revolutionizing the medicine world and can have a great impact on people’s lives who genuinely need relief. Explore the opportunity that is Ayruvedic medicine and see all that it has to offer.


Kattesh Katti is a researcher at the University of Missouri and his research focuses on fundamentals of chemicals at the macro and nano scales. Green nanotechnology, which is the focus of this article, is the main centerpiece of what Dr. Katti’s research is based on. He has a highly qualified resume including; Curators’ Professor of Radiology and Physics, Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Professor of Medical Research Director, Institutes of Green Nanotechnology, Director, University of Missouri Cancer Nanotechnology Platform University of Missouri.

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