Medicine for microfine pulverizing of red
Name : Mr. K. X. Benedict
District & State : -1, Kerala
Category : Engineering
Award : Consolation
Award Function : 1st National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2001
Mr Benedict is a Consultant in Machine Technology and basically a mechanical engineer from Cochin. He has innovated a machine for hard red sanders wood. Traditionally the red sander wood is used as paste and the paste making is a laborious job, since the wood is very hard and tough. Besides, paste so made cannot easily penetrate deep into skin. Recognising a long felt need of ayurvedic drug and cosmetic industry, he has developed this machine to make microfine powder from hard woods. He has developed five prototypes of the machine and the fifth one recieved financial support from TIFAC, under Ministry of Science and Technology for further development.
Machine for microfine pulverizing of red sandalwood :
Red sanders wood is a precious raw material used in the ayurvedic system of medicine. This machine can economically microfine pulverize red sanders wood by maintaining all of its natural properties including drug and colour values. Besides, the machine could also separate all impurities and wooden particles of low drug and colour values. Developing a machine for pulverizing red sanders wood has been indeed a long felt need of the ayurvedic system. The microfine powder of red sanders wood can be used to produce better drugs and cosmetics.