‘Haras Turmeric Juice’ to help detox the body

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 21 May 2019

The juice is made up of water-soluble turmeric extracts

Pune: Enriching the medicinal values of turmeric, Nano-biotechnologist Vijay Kanuru, a former chemistry graduate from Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) and Cambridge, has developed the otherwise non-soluble turmeric extract into a water-soluble juice using nano-technology.

The juice is named as ‘Haras Turmeric Juice,’ which can be easily consumed like a daily dose.

“The way one brushes teeth every day, consuming a tablespoon of this turmeric juice in the morning helps in clearing the body-wide inflammation caused by pollution to keep us healthy and active,” said Kanuru.

Kanuru said, ‘‘Many people experience respiratory disorders, inflammation, fatigue and stress due to prolonged inhalation of polluted air. The invisible 2.5 ultrafine black particulate matter (30 times smaller than the diameter of a strand of hair) is the most hazardous pollutant present in the air that enters the lungs and gradually infiltrates into the blood.” 

“It causes an inflammatory response, which has an adverse impact on heart arteries, liver, other vital organs by clogging them and impacting body metabolism. Also, air pollution is one of the root causes of the increasing incidence of cancers,” said Kanuru.

He stated that Pune’s air pollution levels are alarmingly dangerous due to rise of vehicular traffic, industrial emissions and construction activity. 

‘‘Shocking levels of pollution at busy junctions like Shivajinagar and Katraj recorded above 100-150 µg/ m³, which is way above the World Health Organisation (WHO) standard 10 µg/ m³ over 24 hours,” said Kanuru.

“Turmeric juice can help in preventing these problems, as it works as a daily detox for the body resulting in internal cleansing, better immunity and healthy skin,” he added.

Talking about the idea behind the research, Kanuru said, “The medicinal benefits of turmeric are not readily available with the regular kitchen grade turmeric powder as it hardly contains its principle active curcumin. Moreover, it cannot be absorbed by the body as its poor cellular absorption is rejected by the body quickly.” 

“However, nanotechnology enables to get the benefits of turmeric powder by consuming a tablespoon of water-soluble ‘Haras Turmeric Juice’ as it is made up of its extract curcumin in a palatable juice form,” Kanuru added.

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