“Don’t forget to bring my “Tailam” (medicated oil) while coming back…” is a familiar dialogue iterated by the Grandmother to the handsome dashing hero or to his father in some of the poignant South Indian films. You might have heard
Acorus calamus or sweet flag is common throughout India. It is widely cultivated and is a source of income for farmers of the swamp, marshy regions. Vacha is also seen on the edges of the lakes, tanks, streams and rivers.
If you are living in a smoggy city like Delhi where the ambient air quality ranges between 26 to 208 micrograms per cubic meter of air with the world average being 71 micrograms (source:Wikipedia) then this blog is for you! Between 3,000 to 30,000 deaths in