Milk thistle – a useful herbal remedy neglected in Pakistan




MILK thistle is herb of ancient times. It is member of the sunflower family which contains various medicinal constituents. The history of milk thistle plant is rich in terms of its utilization in detoxification of the liver from harmful effects; it is also a newer application including cancer as well as in diabetes. Mediterranean region is the main origin of milk thistle plant in the world. It can be grown in many types of soils. Another feature of milk thistle plant is that it is

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Olives, a supernatural remedy




Olive is one of the oldest plants cultivated by man in the world. The native home of the olive is considered to be Asia Minor, from where it spread to Europe and North African countries. The world area under this crop is 10 million hectares from which 853.1 thousand tons oil is produced annually. On average, an olive tree can live between 300 and 600 years.

The commercial and wild plantation is found in two belts around the world between 30-45 o North and South of the equator. Since

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Rainwater harvesting a potential remedy




Rain water harvesting is the way through which collection and storage of rain water that runs off from rooftop, parks, roads, open ground etc.

This runoff water can be either stored or recharged into the groundwater table.

The scarcity of water is increasing year by year in Pakistan. In past due to passing the Ravi River, the natural phenomenon at most of area of Punjab’s water ground table recharging occurred. But now due to our negligence, ill government policies and

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Agriculture: Humic acid as a remedy

By Khalid MehmoodAGRICULTURE HAS been the mainstay of Pakistan’s economy for many years, though in recent years its importance has somewhat declined. There are several issues regarding agriculture, but some are directly associated with soil and plant productivity. The productivity-related issues are plant health, plant nutrient requirement, and improper use of fertilizer and availability of fertilizer or supplement at the right time. Both these issues reduce the overall productivity of crop

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Pakistans energy crisis and remedy

Via Daily TimesPEOPLE IN Pakistan are suffering from energy crisis, due to lopsided priorities, poor management and lack of accountability. The sad state of affairs is that despite having enormous renewable resources of energy, the country is forced to import a huge amount of hydrocarbon to meet its energy needs. In 2001, the country had 4,000 megawatts of excess power capacity, but today unfortunately the situation has gained threatening prospects.As per a recent report released by the Asian

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