Sudhir Ahluwalia

Holy Herbs

Modern Connections to Ancient Plants

This book investigates herbs of the Bible and other historical religious and other literature and seeks to answer the following questions about them:

  1. What is the origin and correct identification of plants that are mentioned in the Bible and other secular literature?
  2. What was the value of these herbs in Biblical times?
  3. How was trade in herbs conducted over the millennia and to what extent does this trade survive?
  4. What archaeological evidence exists to support the use of herbal products?
  5. What, if any, current research supports the use of herbal products today?
  6. Do herbal products and herbal remedies have relevance in modern medicine, such as in the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and so on?

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About Me

Published Author | Professional Speaker | Ex-Tata Consultant | Indian Forest Service Member

– Full-time author with an agent and distribution
– (Writer and) Speaker on Herbs, Business and Technology
– Analytical pieces on startups & established corporations

– Published – Holy Herbs, The Indian Forestry Scene, Coal Mine Reclamation
– 2016 – Natural products business, case studies and emerging trends in natural products, genomics, bioinformatics, drone technology, robotics, e-aggregators, healthcare, fintech, networking.
– Features on companies based out of India, Hongkong, Australia, Portugal, USA, Canada, UK, France and Singapore.

My Latest Articles…

Henna Uses

Henna is used to dye cotton, silk, and other natural fibers, as well as leather and leather products. The dye is temporary. In India, henna is used for body art during festivals and celebrations including extensive use in bridal makeup in southern Asia and the Middle...

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Henna – Historical Overview

Lawsonia inermis is the botanical name for henna. This small tree grows to a height of 5–7 meters. The plant prefers a dry and hot climate. It grows extensively in the Mediterranean region, Egypt, neighboring countries of northern and eastern Africa, the Arabian...

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Costus in history

Costus comes from the root of plants in the Saussurea genus that grow in the higher elevations of the Himalayas in Asia, Tibet, and China. The name costus means “coming from the East” in Greek. The rhizome is cut, dried, and exported. Costus is rich in resinoids,...

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