Kerela scientist blends traditional medicines to nutraceuticals


A scientist from Kerala has successfully blended traditional Arabic and Indian herbal medicinal knowledge to launch a range of nutraceutical products that are catching the eye of global markets.


Dr Muhammed Majeed, founder-chairman of the Sami-Sabinsa group holds 164 patents, and has tapped the medicinal properties of the traditional Arabic herb black cumin and launched a nutraceutical product that draws on native knowledge about the healing properties of the seed and modern scientific validation.


The healing powers of black cumin has been known for centuries to the Arab world. It stimulates metabolism, fights asthma and is an anti-oxidant, among others.


It is also known for its pro-fertility properties and its ability to reduce lead level in the heart.


The company has recently made the product available across the UAE through its retail arm, Sami Direct, and is gearing up to make it available in the Indian market and the rest of the world.


The Sami-Sabinsa group has production facilities in the US, the UAE and India, and is in the process of establishing research collaborations with partners in the UAE.

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