Category Archives: Environment

Yarsagumba benefits – yarchagumba, Keeda Jadi medicinal benefits

Yarsagumba is scientifically known as Cordyceps sinensis has earned name as a traditional herb able to cure many diseases and ailments. It is popularly known as yarsagumba, yarchagumba, Keeda Jadi. It has been used since long as a medicine in the old communities of China, Nepal and India. The beneficial effects of caterpillar fungus have been… Read More »

Amazing Facts about Mangalyaan – India’s First Space Mission to Mars

Mangalyaan is India’s First Space Mission to Mars. The literal meaning of Mangalyaan is Mars-craft. With the help of Mangalyaan, scientists are able to know more about the Mars and its atmosphere. The scientists across the world are trying to study mars through this information and imagery. Read below to know more about some of… Read More »

How Many Glaciers are there in the World?

We keep on getting news that glaciers are melting because of the global warming and this will contribute to the sea level rise significantly. This sort of information naturally makes us curious about glaciers. We want to know how many glaciers are there in the world and where are they located? Are they any different from ice… Read More »

Plastic in the ocean is now a big threat to the health of marine and terrestrial life

Facts Plastics comprise 50–80% of the litter in the oceans An estimate from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that fishing gear makes up 10% of all marine litter which is around 640,000 tonnes. Global production of plastics is above 300 million tonnes per year. A large part of it ultimately ends up in the ocean. The nets… Read More »

Necrotizing fasciitis: The Flesh Eating Disease Fact Sheet

Necrotizing fasciitis is the scientific name of the disease known as ‘Flesh Eating Disease‘ among the masses. ‘Necrosis’ means ‘death’ while the meaning of the word ‘fascia’ means subcutaneous tissues. The name therefore implies the death of the tissues situated beneath the skin.  Necrotizing fasciitis  is a soft-tissue infection. The disease is caused by infections by a… Read More »

Where do Tar Balls on the Beaches come from ?

In the pre-monsoon and during monsoon seasons (May to October) the brown, sticky and foul smelling tar balls reaches the sea shores. Many beaches across the world have been facing this acute problem. Tar balls pollute beaches and disturbs marine ecosystem.  What are Tar balls? Tar balls or globs are oil residues made up of hydrocarbons. The type… Read More »

Sun Temple of Katarmal

  Sun Temple of Katarmal According to the Information board put up in the premises of Sun Temple of Katarmal situated in a village called Katarmal in Almora by Archaeological Survey of India: ‘The Sun Temple popularly Known as ‘Baraditya facing east, is one of the biggest and tallest temples, of the Kumaun region was probably built… Read More »

What is Yarsagumba? Its Uses, Importance, Per kg Price and Benefits

What is Yarsagumba? Yarsagumba is a unique fungus which grows on caterpillar. It is found in the high altitude areas of the Himalayas.  It is a parasitic relation of a fungus which grows on the larvae stage of many species of moth caterpillar.  Yarsagumba takes the nutrients for its own growth from caterpillar. The caterpillar becomes devoid… Read More »