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Is Rhodiola The Mrita Sanjeevani of Ramayana?

Mrita Sanjeevani of Ramayana was used to cure Lakshmana who was badly hit by a poisoned arrow. Indian scientists now claim that Rhodiola found in the high altitude mountains could be the Mrita Sanjeevani mentioned in the Ramayan. Scientists claim that Rhodiola can regulate the immunity system and helping in adapting to challenging environmental situations like high altitude. But what is of great interest is that it can help in people stay protected form harmful radiation especially of nuclear bombs. Digital Journal reports  Rhodiola is known as Solo in the mountainous Ladakh region, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir . Here, the leafy parts of the plant are used as a vegetable.  Research work from the Leh-based Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) has shown that the herb holds great potential in helping military troops cope with high altitudes, such as the Siachen glacier, which at 5400 meters (17,700 feet) is the highest battlefield on the pl