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Global Ayurveda Festival and Arogya Expo

Kochi (TNIE): The second edition of the Global Ayurveda Festival and Arogya Expo (GAF), a joint initiative of the Centre for Innovation in Science and  Social Action (CISSA), the Government of Kerala and the Ayurveda fraternity of Kerala, will be held in Kochi from February 20 to 24. As many as 350 foreign delegates, including … Continue reading

Herbal Expo & Buyer Seller meet on medicinal plants to start on Dec 12 at Thrissur

Thrissur (PB): To tap tremendous opportunities for cultivators of medicinal plants, the Kerala Medicinal Plants Board in association with ayurvedic fraternity in Kerala is organising a herbal expo- cum buyer-seller meet at Thrissur from December 12-16. The trade show titled, ‘Oushadha Keralam 2013’, organised to explore the market for medicinal plants and herbal products, and … Continue reading

Administrative Functioning of CGHS Unani

New Delhi (PIB): Central Government Health Scheme provides the healthcare facilities to its beneficiaries predominantly in the Allopathic system of medicine as per their demand. AYUSH system of medicine is a very small component under CGHS. The Unani system is an even smaller component of AYUSH. There are 10 small units of Unani system consisting … Continue reading

Documentation of Medicinal Herbs

New Delhi(PIB): As informed by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), no patent application has been filed before the Indian Patent Office by any British firm in India, involving Ginger and Kutki, being used alone or in combination with other ingredients, to treat cough, bronchial asthma and lung diseases. As far as patent … Continue reading

US doctors visit Ayurveda Sanctuary

Udupi (AS): An eighteen member group of doctors and healthcare practitioners from USA led by Vascular Radiologist Dr. Geetika Arora Klevos was here at Ayurveda Sanctuary, Malpe Beach from 8-11 December, 2013 for an Ayurveda Awareness Program conducted by Dr. Sreedhar Rao. Dr. Rao delivered a lecture on ‘Ayurveda for Holistic Health’ for the group … Continue reading

Export of Herbs

New Delhi(PIB):Information available on exports of herbs and herbal medicines during the last three years, on export of herbs and herbal medicines is given below (Details for the current year not available):-  India/s Export of Ayush, Medicinial herbs and their value added products (values in USD million) Sr.No. Commodity 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 1. Ayush 156.96 … Continue reading

Dr Narayana clarifies on Ayush sector’s concerns to include phyto pharmaceuticals in D&C Rules

Bengaluru(PB): Dr DBA Narayana, senior scientist, and chairman of Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) Herbal Products Committee (HPC) has now categorically stated that the inclusion of phyto-pharmaceuticals in the draft regulations of Drugs & Cosmetics Rules is defensible and warranted. Incidentally, Dr Narayana was one of the members of the expert committee appointed by the Central … Continue reading

Dept of Ayush gives one year time to implement sub-rule (1B) & (1C) in Rule 157 of D&C Act

Mumbai(PB): In a huge relief to the ASU manufacturers, the Department of Ayush recently gave one year’grace period to the industry before implementing the sub-rule (1B) and sub-rule (1C) in Rule 157 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, which bans the manufacturers from using any prefix or suffix with the name of licensed Ayurveda, Siddha … Continue reading