A man was held in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand with 370 gm of 'Kirajadi', a rare Himalayan herb worth Rs seven lakh in the international market.
Mahendra Singh was arrested from Tapovan road area of the district late last evening following a tip off and 370 gm of 'Kirajadi' also called Yarsagambu was recovered from him, Inspector incharge (Joshimath) Sanjay Kumar said.
This quantity of the herb seized from the man is worth nearly Rs 7 lakh in the international market, the official said.
Also known as Himalayan viagra, Kirajadi or Yarsagambu is a herb found at a height of 3,300 metres up to 4000 metres in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Bhutan, India and Tibet.
Rich in medicinal qualities, the herb is much in demand all over the world and is used for treating impotency.
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