Launch of Ambrosia-de-Uhl, 26 Jan

The Medicinal Plant Laboratory of IIT Mandi has developed a health drink Ambrosia-de-Uhl, the nectar of Uhl valley, for use by IIT Mandi residents. It was released on 26th of January, 2015 by the Director of the Institute Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves in the presence of students, faculty and staff of the Institute. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Gonsalves highly appreciated the efforts made by the project team to develop the unique health drink. He stressed the need to use modern technological tools to strengthen the beneficial effects of the developed drink. Ambrosia-de-Uhl contains herbs like Basil, Cinnamomum, Rose petals, Lemon grass and Mentha grown organically in the Institute's First Aid Medicinal Plant Garden. As per the Indian System of Medicine, these herbs are believed to have anti-stress, cardioprotective and immunomodulatory properties. It can be used as a hot refreshing drink, traditional tea or black tea, as a mood elevator and prophylactic agent against different ailments. It is available for sale at the lab, in the Bamboo Block-D ( adjacent to GCS/Book Nook).