Sunday, 20 August 2017

Dr.JRK’s NIKU- Trend setter in traditional medicine

Dr.JRK’s Nilavembu kudineer (Dr.JRK’s NIKU) is a sastric siddha drug known for its prophylactic as well as preventive activity against viral fever and associated pain. It has also been used as supportive drug for Dengue and Chikungunya.

Conventional method of preparation of NIKU is a cumbersome process of hulling, heating, filtering etc. and will take upto 30 minutes.

Dr. JRK’s Research and Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, Chennai introduces Nilavembu Kudineer Churanam (Niku) in all new ready to drink instant form with instant release technology which enables immediate release of the actives into the body.

Dr.JRK’s NIKU meets the needs of contemporary requirements of time and effort with high quality. It is a combination of 9 therapeutically important herbs such as Andrographis paniculata, Vetiveria zizanioides, Plectranthus vettiveroides, Santalum album, Trichosanthes cucumerina, Cyperus rotundus, Zingiber officinale, Piper nigrum and Mollugo cerviana.

Superior quality of NIKU was proven by analytical study -High performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC). The findings of HPTLC was also been re-confirmed by SEM analysis of the product.

Dr.JRK’s NIKU- A new dimension in management of Diabetes.

Dr. JRK’s Niku is proven to reduce the post-prandial blood sugar level in diabetic patients.
The study showed it effectively reduces alpha amylase and glucosidase activity required for the conversion sugar molecules to glucose in blood by 50% at 1mg/ml and 2mg/ml concentration.

Thus, Dr.JRK’s Niku can be taken as a supportive drug for viral fever, dengue, chikungunya and in management of Diabetes.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Nilavembu Kudineer - Bitter medicine for better health

Nilavembu kudineer is one of the widely used traditional siddha kudineer preparations promoted by the government of Tamilnadu for its preventive, Prophylactic and immune boosting properties. It is used as a supportive drug for viral fever and pain and also used as a preventive and supportive drug for dengue and chikungunya.

Nilavembu Kudineer is a blend of 9 medicinal herbs such as Andrographis paniculata, Vetiveria zizanioides, Plectranthus vettiveroides, Santalum album, Trichosanthes cucumerina, Cyperus rotundus, Zingiber officinale, Piper nigrum and Mollugo cerviana. 

Nilavembu or Andrographis is the key ingredient of Nilavembu Kudineer. The phyto-compound andrographolides in Nilavembu is found to increase the immunity and trigger cells to fight against infections.
Nilavembu is also proven to possess blood purifying activity, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, analgesic, anti-microbial activity.

The other 8 herbs are also equally important and have proven benefits such as:

  • Vetiveria zizanioides possess cooling properties and provides hydration in high fever and inflammation.
  • Plectranthus vettiveroides possess anti-inflammatory activities. Lowers the body temperature.
  • Santalum album possess anti-pyretic effect. Its bitter and cooling properties reduces body temperature in fever.
  • Trichosanthes cucumerina is proven to possess anti-inflammatory, larvicidal effects.
  • Cyperus rotundus is known to control systemic inflammations and reduce fever. And it also contains anti-oxidant effect.
  • Zingiber officinale is reported to possess antipyretic, analgesic, anti-arthritic, and anti-inflammatory activities.
  • The immunomodulatory effect of Piper nigrum prevents the disease occurrence
  • Mollugo cerviana helps in digestion and proper elimination of bowels to complete the body cleansing

Nilavembu is known as King of bitter. Thus, with all the benefits along with the bitter taste, Nilavembu kudineer can be called as a ‘Bitter medicine for better health”.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Melanin - the natural protector of skin

 Skin pigment or Melanin does not just provide the skin colour but also it protects the skin from harmful UV rays. If melanin pigment is lost due to any infection, injury or due to auto immune diseases like vitiligo, the skin becomes extremely sensitive. The skin cells being devoid of melanin and continually exposed to sun/UV rays, get damaged and may lead to skin cancer.

Vitiligo- What and Why?

Vitiligo is an auto immune disorder that causes loss of melanin pigment in skin resulting into uneven white patches. It is a progressive disorder in which the pigment cells of skin get damaged, lose their functional ability of melanin formation and also fail to transfer the melanin content from basal layer of skin to the upper layer which results in vitiligenous patches. Vitiligo problem can only be controlled and never cured completely.

Treat Vitiligo naturally-

  • Psoralea corylifolia or babchi- It contains Psoralen which on absorption of sun light activates the damaged melanocytes (pigment producing skin cells) resulting in production of melanin.
  • Wrightia tinctoria or Vetpalai - Augments healing properties of skin.
  • Indigofera tinctoria- Acts as anti-oxidant and contain natural pigment indigo.
  • Piper longum or long pepper- Induces multiplication of pigment cells and also helps in the melanin transfer from the basal layer of the skin to the uppermost layer.
  •  Ointments and oils containing all these herbs can help in the formation of melanin.
  • But vitiligo being an autoimmune disorder topical therapy alone may not be highly effective and so oral medication is also required.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Skin lightening effect of Curcuma zedoaria and Aloe vera

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin problem which occurs due to excess deposition of melanin on skin. The pigmentation process involves various steps such as enzyme activity, conversion of biomolecules, transfer of melanin pigment to skin cells etc. Therefore, the efficacy of any product meant for treating hyperpigmentation can be studied at any or all of these steps.

Eve fresh cream contains extracts of Curcuma zedoaria and Aloe vera which are well known for their benefits on skin. Also in vitro studies showed combination of extracts of Curcuma zedoaria and Aloe vera
  • ·         Reduces tyrosinase enzyme activity which is the key enzyme involved in melanin pigment production
  • ·         Retards the melanin formation in melanocyte cells and also
  • ·         Blocks the transfer of melanin from the basal layer to the upper layer of skin

And the effect of this extract combination in reducing skin pigmentation was further confirmed by Clinical study using 30 human volunteers (14% reduction in melanin within 3 weeks).

 Hyperpigmentation worsens during summer due to excess sun exposure which can be avoided with the regular use of Eve fresh cream.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Treating acne? Discover the dual advantage

Let the specialist' ( Eve fresh pimple cure cream paste) and  ‘professional’ ( Eve fresh cream) complete your treatment 

Dual therapy with  Eve fresh pimple cure cream paste and Eve fresh cream is amongst the most effective and total treatment of acne and pimples form eruptions

Get dual benefits of a specialist and a professional

Evefresh pimple cure cream paste is a ‘specialist’ wash off product. It effectively opens the pores of the skin, removes the desquamated cells, reduces the hyperthickened skin cells thereby making the skin soft and supple. 

To retain the silky shine of the skin and keep it free from blemishes, oiliness  and post pimple scars , use of Evefresh cream the ‘professional’ is recommended. It offers sun protection, the much needed moisturisation and microbial protection. 

 Ten benefits of Dual therapy

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Need Healthy hair this summer?


During the summer season, hair turns so dull, frizzy, dry and lusterless and it loses all the sheen and shine on exposure to damaging rays of sun. Also excessive sweat makes the hair look a little too soppy and greasy. Along with that, pollution and dust clubs with sweat and tend to accumulate the scalp which results into hair problems and hair fall.


The summer season wreak havoc on your hair if you are not taking the right precautions.

Keep your hair happy and healthy all summer long using natural, chemical-free methods.

Here are few tips to protect your hair this summer:


Cover up

·  Cover your hair with scarf, hat, umbrella to avoid direct sun rays. This will prevent the moisture loss from hair.

Shampoo less often

Frequent washing with chemical shampoos strips your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more.

Use natural products

·    Use a mild and herbal shampoo to avoid brittle and dry hair condition. Use shampoo with conditioning effect.



·   Use natural products such as herbal hair gels to moisturize and protect your hair.

·   Use oils for deep conditioning to protect your hair and to retain it smooth and shiny.



·   Take diet rich in minerals and vitamins. Drink plenty of water during summer season. This not only good for the body, but is good for the hair too.



·   Don’t use heat for styling hair like blowing, etc.


Friday, 14 April 2017

Keep away acne this summer

Sun exposure and excessive heat in summer causes more sweating, skin burns, inflammation, tanning and sebum secretion. This in turn will induce acne due to deposition of excess sebum on skin, blocking of skin pores, adhesion of acne causing microbes.

Follow the tips to protect your skin this summer:                       
  • Cover your skin as much as possible
  • Use umbrella and sunglasses that protect against UV rays.
  • Wear cotton dress and avoid tight dresses
  • Reduce sun exposure during the times when the sun is at its strongest
  • Select your sunscreen carefully. Choose a non-comedogenic, water-based, non-oily quality sun screeners
Apart from these, to keep acne away this summer, follow the below mentioned tips:

Maintain a healthy skin care regimen!

·         Cleanse your skin twice a day (morning and night) with cold water using a cleanser that is gentle and suited to your skin type. 
·         Avoid rubbing your skin when cleansing  and gently tap it dry with a soft towel.
  • Drink lots of water to keep your skin well-hydrated and healthy.
  • Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in the form of salads and fresh juices( Ideally without sugar)
  • Avoid eating oily and sugary foods which may cause build up of sebum in the skin

Don’t prick your pimple!

·         Pimples and blackheads shouldn’t be pricked, scratched or pierced. Popping a pimple leads to inflammation and the spread of germs on neighbouring skin.

·         Moreover, pricking pimples increases the risk of scarring.