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Neem on ASEAN’s negative list

Bangalore/Chennai (BS): With India in talks with the ASEAN members for a FTA, Ayurveda was expected to play a major role in healthcare exports. The traditional Indian drug makers are now a worried lot. An innocuous document revealed at a conference held in Singapore on June 29-30, 2012, threatens to jeopardise the export prospects of … Continue reading

JK-Kerala joint venture in promoting AYUSH proposed

PTI:  Asserting that Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala have lot of potential in health tourism, a Kerala Legislative Assembly panel has proposed a joint venture in promoting Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) system. “Both the states can explore possibilities to promote AYUSH system, which is becoming popular day by day,” the … Continue reading

AYUSH proposes to set up Central Drug Controller Office

Mumbai (EP): In order to boost the acceptability and export of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) , the Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, has proposed to set up a Central Drug Controller’s Office for AYUSH drugs. It will be headed by Additional Drug Controller … Continue reading

GAAMA urges Dept of Ayush to set up collection centre & testing facility for medicinal plants in Gujarat

Mumbai (PB): The Gujarat Ayurvedic Aushadh Manufacturers Association (GAAMA) has urged the department of Ayush to set up an authorised collection centre along with a fully equipped testing facility dedicated for the use of medicinal plants in the state. The association has recently sent a representation to the government in this regard. This representation was … Continue reading

Medicinal Usage of Panchagavya

Press Information Bureau, Government of India, 31st Aug, 2012: In Ayurveda, Panchagavya including cow urine (Gomutra) are used for purification of many herbal drugs (such as ‘Kupilu and Gunja etc), metals and minerals in the process of medicine preparation. There are some Ayurvedic medicines being fortified with Gomutra too. Number of institutes/ pharmaceutical units manufacturing … Continue reading

Central Drug Controller for Ayush Drugs

Press Information Bureau, Government of India, 31-August, 2012: The Department of AYUSH had moved the proposal of setting up a Central Drug Controller’s Office for Ayuveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy to be headed by Additional Drug Controller General of India (AYUSH). The EFC chaired by Secretary (Expenditure) approved the proposal on 4th October 2010 for … Continue reading

Assessment of Ayush Colleges

Press Information Bureau, Government of India, 31-August, 2012: By and large uniformity is maintained in assessment of colleges in the country  by  Central Council of Indian  Medicine (CCIM), Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) and Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH). There are minor differences in deciding limits of few criteria … Continue reading