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YR 2021 Donations to SOS

Donations made - Last updated for figures as of October 5th, 2021.

History Science of Cordyceps Sinensis

The Historical and general reference of Himalayan aphrodisiacs refers to Cordyceps sinensis (Berk) sacc. It was discovered about 2000 years ago as an exotic medicinal mushroom described in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine. The British mycologist Dr M.J. Berkelesy first described it in 1843 as Sphaeria sinensis Berk. Later in 1878, Andrea Saccardo renamed it as Cordyceps sinensis (Berk) sacc.

Turmeric Health Benefits

With its antioxidant properties, turmeric can help treat and prevent cancer. They help reduce free radical damage to the body. Researchers believe that curcumin as a beneficial herb in cancer treatment. It can affect cancer growth, development and spread at the molecular level.

Adulterated Premium Manuka Honey

New Zealand currently ranks 14th in the world for honey exported. In 2018, a New Zealand company, Evergreen Life, pleaded guilty to charges of adding non-approved substances into its premium manuka honey to sell their honey at a higher price.

Truth about Repellents with DEET

Insect repellents containing DEET can be used safely when applied as directed and in the right concentration, depending on ag

Guru Rinpoche and Bhutan Red Rice

Guru Rinpoche visited Bumthang to heal Sindhu Raja, who was very sick and close to death. When Guru Rinpoche's mystic powers healed the king, he offered his healer wine at a festival to celebrate his recovery: "After this, with ceremonial vows, wine in a golden cup was offered to Pemajungney by the King

Chinese Traditional Medicine influences on Bhutanese Medicine

Learn how Chinese traditional medicine influences Bhutanese medicine

Rice Fumigation Process

Understand how rice fumigation works.

Bhutan Namgay Artisanal Brewery

Namgay Artisanal Brewery is the first beer brewery in Paro

The Deets about Diabetes

Diabetes happens when your body is unable to produce insulin (an essential hormone in your body) to help digest the glucose (from the food) you eat for energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not produce or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood.

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