A local herb in Manipur is thought to have cancer curing
properties. This has prompted Institute
of bioresource and sustainable development (IBSD) to launch an investigation
into the herb.
IBSD sources said
that the herb is known as 'zanlung damdei.' Ot is reported that this herb was
discovered by a villager named Chawlien Hmar at Saikot village in Churachandpur
Project coordinator Mohindro Singh Khaidem is leading the
investigation into the medicinal properties of the herb. Concerns are already
rife about registering the intellectual properties rights of the herb.
Already many roadside
shops are selling the herbal potion in plastic bottles.