Mangaluru, Nov 21: A compilation of home remedies in Konkani by retired professor Fr Dr Robert Crasta was launched in a simple ceremony at the perron of the St Joseph Chapel of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions, Kankanady, on Saturday November 21. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, director, FMCI, released the book with great happiness as an honour to Fr Robert Crasta who was the principal then in Madanthyar while he was an assistant parish priest.
The book consists of home remedies for many ailments that could be tried as alternative medicine, rooted in verified empirical preparations passed on from generations. Prior to the allopathic age, homemade remedies were used for all sorts of diseases and those which were found to be useful in curing or reducing the disease were scripted in history.
Efforts by Fr Dr Robert Crasta saw the need for simple cures in areas of no health setup or poor infrastructural connect…