India foils UK company’s bid to patent Turmeric, Pine Bark & Tea for hair loss

Pangaea Laboratories Limited had filed the patent application at European Patent office in February, 2011. Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), a Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research opposed the claim and submitted evidence that turmeric, pine bark and green tea have been used as a treatment for hair loss in various Indian systems of medicine like Ayurveda and Unani.