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Ayurveda varsity by next year: Chandy

Malappuram (TH): The year-long Navati (90th birthday) celebrations of Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala managing trustee and chief physician P.K. Warrier came to a close on Saturday with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurating the valedictory. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the proposed Ayurveda university would materialise by next year. ‘‘The government will do everything … Continue reading

Dept of Ayush issues draft rules notification to list all ingredients with botanical names & quantity on labels

Bengaluru (PB): Department of Ayush’s guidelines on draft rules notification issued by the Drugs Consultative Committee dated March, 22, 2012 [GSR 249 (E)] has sought to provide the additional details to be mentioned on the labels of ISM  medicines covering Patent or Proprietary Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU) therapies. The labelling as per the draft … Continue reading

Banned Ayurveda drug being sold openly in UAE

Dubai (Emirates 24/7): The government of the southern Indian state of Kerala has launched a crackdown on some manufacturers of herbal hair oil and beauty products after the state’s health and drug controllers found that the claims about the products were not true. Three herbal products widely used by Indian expatriate women and men to … Continue reading

Ayush Scholarship Scheme offers 10 schols

Sri Lanka News: The government of India offers 10 scholarships for Sri Lankan nationals under the “Ayush Scholarship Scheme” for UG/PG/Ph.D courses in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy for the academic session 2012- 2013. The government of India selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for award of these scholarships. Selection of candidates would be done in … Continue reading

Unani medicine institutes in ICU

Hyderabad (DC): The state will lose as many as 36 postgraduate seats in Unani medicine this year too with the government failing to recruit teaching staff. The Central government didn’t allow admission into PG Unani medical seats last academic year as the Government Nizamia Tibbi College lacked sufficient teaching staff. The state will lose the … Continue reading

Kerala DC raids 3 big Ayurveda cos for violating Magic Remedies Act, may lose licences

Chennai (PB): Acting tough against ayurvedic companies giving misleading advertisements without complying to the set norms, the Kerala Drug Control Department in its ongoing raid against such drug syndicates has netted ‘big sharks’ from 13 districts in the state on Thursday, April 10. The team of enforcement officials from various districts conducted operations in the … Continue reading

Kerala University of Health Sciences still struggling

Thrissur (DC): As the Kerala University of Health Sciences is preparing to admit its second batch of students, DC takes a look at how far the institution has been able to give a qualitative boost to medical education The state government set up a medical university in December 2010 in a bid to end the … Continue reading

Action against cure-all ayurveda companies

KOCHI (IBN): The Drugs Control Department on Thursday initiated prosecution steps against ayurveda majors – Indulekha, Dhatri and Sreedhareeyam – for misleading the public through false claims and advertisements. The Drugs Control officials took the initiative after conducting search operations at the stores of wholesale dealers and the manufacturing units, State Drugs Controller Satheesh Kumar … Continue reading

Hindu lifestyle and traditional medicine

Thaeraiyar Venba – Kokkalai Jerajan – Maharani, W-146, Anna Nagar West Extension, Chennai-600101 – Rs. 250. Phone: 26543963/9445019814. An introduction to Thaeraiyar is essential for an appreciation of this book of Indian medicine (Siddha and Ayurveda). Once upon a time a king was suffering from head ache that no medical expert could cure. A travelling … Continue reading

Siddha practitioners increasingly losing trust in system: Dr Thirunarayanan

Chennai (PB): Confidence building measures have to be initiated among practitioners of Siddha system as they are increasingly losing trust in the system due to various reasons, said Dr T Thirunarayanan, secretary of Centre for Traditional Medicine & Research (CTMR), Chennai. While speaking in a function organised by the Tamil Nadu Siddha Practitioners on World … Continue reading