Episode 70

First aired April 4, 2018

Why supplements from plant extracts don’t work as well as eating them as food.

In this interview plant biologist Dr.Ashwini Godbole explains why eating turmeric as food instead of taking curcumin is more effective. She shares traditional recipes of making Ghee, using gotukola, Ashwagandha and how they help improve memory, cognition and brain functions. Dr.Ashwini offers scientific basis behind Ayurveda foods. 


About our Guest

Dr.Ashwini Godbole did a Masters in Science in Botany (Plant Biotechnology) from Pune University and PhD from National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS-TIFR) in cell biology and biophysics. She is now a researcher  in Ayurvedic Biology with a focus on Ayurvedic Nootropics. Dr.Ashwini combines her decades of experience and knowledge in basic biology to study science behind memory enhancing and neuroprotective effect of several herbs and more importantly classical formulations.

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