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Mulberry health drink 'Spoorthi' launched

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Mysore, Oct 27 (UNI) The Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute (CSRTI) here has developed a Mulberry leaf health drink 'Spoorthi', launched for commercial purposes here today.

'Spoorthi', developed by CSRTI Director Dr S B Dandian and Dr Mala V Rajan and N Balaji Chowdary of the Institute, is a processed powder prepared from quality Mulberry leaves of a specific variety, harvested from a scientifically grown garden by following exclusive package practices. The drink should be consumed twice a day -- 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner.

Dr Dandian said after continuous research for three years, methods of extraction, purification and large scale production have been standardised for the drink, already popular in Japan, China, Thailand and South Korea.

The final product had been tested on 180 patients for last six months and it was found to be effective in controlling diabetes, gastritis, hypertension and constipation, besides revitalising the body.

He said a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Shakthi Rubber Products Pvt Ltd Managing Director P N Shiva Prasad, National Research Development Corporation, New Delhi, and CSRTI here today for marketing the drink and the new venture would be called Durga Organic Foods Pvt Ltd.

Terms and conditions of the production, quality control and marketing would be decided as per the agreement between the three partners and it was agreed to pay a royalty of Rs 15 lakh to the CSRTI for the invention and three per cent recurring royalty on the sales. The license of production was valid for ten years, he added.

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