Lucknow News: As part of the 70th Annual Day celebration, the CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) transferred the technology for Croma-3, edible capsules containing curcumin, to a Hyderabad-based firm. Curcumin is the primary active component found in turmeric.
CSIR-NBRI Transfers Technology for Curcumin Capsules to Hyderabad Firm
The technology, developed in 2022, was previously transferred to another company and is now being licensed to M/s Xavier Med Pvt. Ltd., based in Hyderabad, to enhance its availability in the market. These herbal capsules contain more than 10% curcumin, known for its immune system-strengthening and oxidative stress-reducing properties. The formulation adheres to guidelines issued by the Ministry of AYUSH.
Croma-3 capsules provide a standardized herbal formulation with better bioavailability and medicinal properties, contributing to the promotion of natural remedies for health enhancement. The event also addressed the need to encourage farmers in North India to diversify their crop selection beyond wheat and rice to make better use of agricultural resources and increase their contribution to the country’s GDP. While more than 45% of the population is engaged in agriculture, their contribution to the GDP currently stands at only 19%.