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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Sudhir Ahluwalia is a business consultant. He has been management consulting head of Asia’s largest IT outsourcing company Tata Consultancy Services, business advisor to multiple companies, columnist and author of upcoming book on herbs-Holy Herbs. He has been a member of the Indian Forest Service.

  • Knowing About the Sacred Trees

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    by Sudhir Ahluwalia | Ancient civilizations and religious texts of all three religions of the Biblical lands (Christianity, Jewish, and Islam) have attributed immense importance to trees, which were valued for food, animal feed, oil, fuel, and construction. Ancient Egyptians associated trees with the afterlife and with their popular deities. For example, Horus was associated with […]
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  • Henna: Medicinal and Other Uses by Sudhir Ahluwalia

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    by Sudhir Ahluwalia | Vigor Buddy | Henna is used to dye cotton, silk, and other natural fibers, as well as leather and leather products. The dye is temporary. In India, henna is used for body art during festivals and celebrations including extensive use in bridal makeup in southern Asia and the Middle East. In rural areas […]
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  • Competing to Provide Clean Water

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    by Sudhir Ahluwalia | VigorBuddy.com | One would normally expect that in a tech summit there would be technology companies attending. But in the list of Web Summit Lisbon 2016 attendees, I found Rorus Inc a US based company providing clean water solutions. They will stand out from the rest because they are different. I am based out […]
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  • Henna – Historical Overview

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    by Sudhir Ahluwalia | VigorBuddy.com | Lawsonia inermis is the botanical name for henna. This small tree grows to a height of 5–7 meters. The plant prefers a dry and hot climate. It grows extensively in the Mediterranean region, Egypt, neighboring countries of northern and eastern Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, parts of Australasia, and southern Asia. When frequently […]
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  • Costus in history

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    by Sudhir Ahluwalia | Vigor Buddy | Costus comes from the root of plants in the Saussurea genus that grow in the higher elevations of the Himalayas in Asia, Tibet, and China. The name costus means “coming from the East” in Greek. The rhizome is cut, dried, and exported. Costus is rich in resinoids, inulin, alkaloids, tannins […]
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  • About Oncyha (Part 2)

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    by Sudhir Ahluwalia | Vigor Buddy | Egyptian pharaohs used the resin to apply artificial beards made from goat hair, which was a popular fashion among the elite. The resin was collected with a claw-like comb from the coats of animals who wandered around the shrubs and collected the gum in their hair. Herodotus mentions this in […]
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  • Frankincense – One of the most well regarded of the ancient incenses

    Frankincense - One of the most well regarded of the ancient incenses
    by Sudhir Ahluwalia | Vigor Buddy | One of the most well regarded of the ancient incenses, frankincense has a fresh pine-lemon scent with resinous and woody overtones that emanates from the milky white latex of the stem and branches. The name frankincense comes from the French words franc encens, which mean “pure incense” or “free lighting.” […]
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  • All about Onycha (Part 1)

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    by Sudhir Ahluwalia | Vigor Buddy | Onycha is one of the four spices mentioned in the Old Testament (Exodus 30:34) and as an ingredient of Ketoret. Like many other herbs and spices mentioned during Biblical times, the origin of onycha is shrouded in debate, starting with the name itself. In Greek, it means “fingernail.” Various scholars […]
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