Saturday, 10 March 2012

Herbal cure for abnormal hair growth

It was the reluctance shown by a relative to face public after hair growing abnormally on her face that prompted Ms Mrinmayee Bhushan to find a remedy for the problem.
Ms Bhushan, a microbiologist who runs a firm with her husband in Pune, never forgot her relative’s face and 15 years later, she has now developed a herbal remedy for inhibiting abnormal hair growth in men and women, a work which was  recognised by the government along with 29 other innovations. 
She was awarded the Department of Science and Technology (DST) - Lockheed Martin award along with 29 others at a function here. The technology is all natural, plant-based cream establishment of plant-derived lectin that inhibits hair growth in men and women of all ages, the citation read.
“I was a microbiology student when I saw one of my relatives having abnormal hair growth. She lost confidence and started avoiding public. Then I decided one day, I will develop something which could be of help,” Ms Bhushan, who is planning to launch the product in six months, said.
…………………………. The awards, which carry a cash prize of Rs one lakh, a certificate and a medal, were presented by Mr T Ramasami, secretary of Department of Science and Technology and Mr Roy O Johnson of Lockheed Martin.