Anooradah Pooran


Dr. Anooradah Pooran was educated at Faculty of Agriculture, Zoology University of Rajasthan – Jaipur – India and Indian Board of Alternative Medicines – Kokatta – India. She served as Director, Grand Ma’s Secret Infusion, Mauritius; She has served as trainer and consultant with the Ministry of Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institute; She has provided training on medicinal plants to women in Mauritius and Rodrigues in collaboration with “Switch Africa Green” in 2019. Dr. Anooradah Pooran is a Life member of the Global Forum on Natural products from the Zoology University of Rajasthan. She received her degree as Doctor of Nauropathy / Natural Medicine in 2017 By the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine – N.D./N.M.D.

Dr. Anooradah Pooran immensely contributed to alternative medicines through Research on Medicinal plants – She has formulated twenty four varieties of infusion from medicinal plants to cure specific illnesses which is unique in the world with her own formulation and IPP. These herbal infusion are sold all around the world.

Dr Anooradah Pooran is a Life member of the Global Forum on Natural products from Rajasthan and a life member of the World Noni Research Institute and AYUSH – INDIA. Dr Anooradah Pooran is also the Winner of SANBio (Southern Africa Network for Bio Science). International Society for Noni Science has conferred Fellowship on Dr Anooradah Pooran during its Annual General Body Meeting held at University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 24 March 2019. Dr Anooradah Pooran is conferred with Fellow of International Society for Noni Science for the year 2018-19 in recognition of her contributions in the field of Agricultural Science / Noni / Biological Sciences

Dr Anooradah Pooran has won the Gender Links Award in July 2019 for her commitment in conservation of medicinal plants through a project in 10 colleges. She also won the SME Excellence Award June 2019.

Dr Anooradah Pooran born as a social worker has served the country on many National boards pertaining to child rights, domestic violence’s, National Solidarity Fund, NGO Trust Fund, Gender equality, the Mauritius Council of Social Service and is at present a Board Member of the Steering Committee of GEF/SGP.UNDP.


Business description

Secret Grand-Mère is a women led enterprise producing 25 varieties of herbal infusion made from above 50 varieties of medicinal plants of Mauritius. Our herbal infusions are used as traditional alternative medicines for curing different illness.

Launched in 2006, Secret Grand-Mère cultivates, processes and sells some 25 varieties of herbal teas and tisanes prepared from medicinal plants by 20 mothers of vulnerable children who are given free pre-primary education by the Non-Governmental Organisation, APEDED. These mothers received support from the UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme in Mauritius to cultivate, dehydrate, package, and market for the first time a Mauritian brand of different local medicinal and herbal teas which are sold in supermarkets and fairs. This project was also co-financed by the British High Commission, and received technical support from the Agricultural Research and Extension Unit of the Ministry of Agro-Industry.

Anooradah Pooran, Mauritius