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  • 23 April, 2020

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Denied alcohol, many take to ‘arishtams’

Denied alcohol, many take to ‘arishtams’

  • Ayurveda pharmacy stores across the State of Kerala have of late found a surge in demand for arishtams and asavams, which have alcohol content up to 10%.
    • ‘arishtams’ and ‘asavams’ have self-generated alcohol.
  • Staff in some Ayurveda pharmacy stores in Kozhikode claimed that the sale of such medicines had gone up by around 30% after the enforcement of the lockdown.
  • According to rules, individuals cannot store ‘arishtams’ and ‘asavams’ beyond a certain limit. As excessive consumption may affect the body parts.

Source: TH


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