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Tulasi milk, ashwagandha milk, ginger milk — Karnataka gets new drinks to ‘boost immunity’

The Karnataka Milk Federation has launched five new products using different herbs. They are priced at Rs 25 per bottle.

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) has launched five new milk products, which it claims will help boost immunity of people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

These include ‘tulasi milk’, ‘ashwagandha milk’, ‘pepper milk’, ‘clove milk’, and ‘ginger milk’.

“The herbs used in the new milk flavours are known to help boost immunity and so we wanted to extend their benefit to customers,” KMF chairman Balachandra Jarkiholi told ThePrint.

“Since no tablet or vaccination has been found for Covid-19, we came up with this novel idea. People have been drinking hot water and taking Ayurvedic medicines to boost their immunity. This is our contribution towards helping our customers in this fight against coronavirus,” added Jarkiholi, a BJP MLA.

These drinks have been priced at Rs 25 per bottle.

In some parts of the state, the government has been distributing Ayurvedic medicines, approved by the Ministry of AYUSH, free of cost among people to build immunity against Covid-19.

Also read: Karnataka postmen to now home deliver Ayurvedic concoction for ‘Covid immunity’

Karnataka Milk Federation

More than 18 lakh milk producers are registered with the Karnataka Milk Federation, the second-largest dairy cooperative in India. It has an annual turnover of over Rs 1,55,000 crore.

This is not the first time that KMF has used Ayurveda in its products.

In 2016, milk producers were trained to use Ayurvedic concoctions to reduce the extent of antibiotics in milk. A solution made of a herbal mixture of turmeric and aloe vera is now fed to the cattle to help produce “organic and antibiotic-free milk”, which has a huge market these days, said KMF officials.

Also read: Karnataka govt to deploy robots to help doctors monitor Covid patients

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