The team of scientists at Rusan Pharma & Center of Aromatic Plants (CAP), Govt. of Uttarakhand have brought forward a unique product to offer plant-based Omega 3 under the brand RuVega® which also offers added benefits for overall wellness.
RuVega® was launched by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Uttarakhand, Subodh Uniyal. These capsules will now be manufactured and marketed by Rusan Pharma and will be made available at all major pharmacies and e-pharmacies.
The Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP), Government of Uttarakhand made the initial discovery and was able to extract the Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty oils from the extracts of the Perilla Plant. After extensive research of 10 years, CAP received the US patent and partnered with Rusan Pharma to develop the finished formulation and market the product in India.
"Research evidence suggested that perilla plants are rich source of Omega-3, 6 & 9 Fatty Oils. Thus, CAP scientists carried out a detailed research program for the cultivation of perilla plant by collecting seeds from 12 different locations. Our vision was to develop a high yielding variety of seeds so that local residents can get the commercial benefits and mankind can get the health benefits of the perilla plant”, said Dr. Chauhan, Director, Centre of Aromatic Plants, Govt. Of Uttarakhand, Dehradun.