Kerala Ayurveda Ltd has signed an agreement 
with the Banaras Hindu University to undertake research in 
developing drug and therapies for diseases.Under the proposed 
arrangement, the university''s Ayurveda faculty would 
collaborate with the company to undertake research in areas
 like geriatic care, cancer, metabolic diseases, including
 diabetes and epidemic prevention, Kerala Ayurveda Ltd 
said in a filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange.The research
 would also focus on medicinal plants used in Ayurveda, both
 in North and South India to determine the optimal combination
 of efficiency inline with authentic ayurvedic texts, it said.
The university and KAL would exchange best practices
 between the northern Indian and Kerala traditions, in particular
 Panchakarma therapies, it said.