Medicinal Plants

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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

Jail inmates of Anantpur to grow medicinal plants for Ayurveda firm

HYDERABAD (TOI): Inmates of the Prisoners’ Agricultural Colony, Anantapur, will soon be cultivating medicinal herbs for a drug company. A yield of one tonne of Alfalfa could fetch about Rs 60,000. The revenue so earned will go to the A P Prisoners’ Welfare Fund. The prisoners who work in the farm, however, will get a … Continue reading

A garden that heals

BANGALORE (IBN): Darshan Shankar’s garden is no ordinary one.  Located on the premises of the Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (I-AIM) near Yelahanka Airbase, his garden boasts of over thousand species of rare medicinal plants collected from all over India. During his stint as a social activist in Karjat, Maharashtra, he was inspired by … Continue reading

Ayush Dept moots setting up of electronic mandi for medicinal plants

Mumbai (PB): The Department of Ayush has directed all the stakeholders from the Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani (ASU) fraternity to share their comments and suggestions on ways to establish an electronic herbal mandi project for the medicinal plants. Through this project, the government wants to bridge the existing gap between medicinal plant growers and the … Continue reading

Meerut witnesses cultivation upswing in herbal plants having medicinal value

MEERUT (ET): India’s traditional system of medicine derives nearly all its curative methods from plants. Vedic texts like Atharveda and Charak Samhita are replete with references to plants used as drugs and that is the reason why India is known as the birthplace ofayurveda, the oldest and one of the most popular forms of medication. Despite the breakthroughs achieved by allopathy, … Continue reading

European Pharmacopoeia commences development of ‘Community Monographs’ for herbal remedies

PB, Bengaluru: European Pharmacopoeia and the European Medicine Agency have commenced the preparation of ‘Community Monographs’ for herbal remedies. To begin with, the monographs will be made applicable for single herbs. The decision to create monographs is driven by the increasing shift in consumers opting for dietary supplements and nutraceuticals developed from herbs. The development … Continue reading

Researches on medicinal plants & standardization of herbal drugs need of the hour: expert

PB, Chennai: Progress in researches on medicinal plants and standardisation of herbal drugs are necessary if India is to dominate the global market. For this, a coordinated effort from the part of traditional medicine practitioners, researchers in medicinal plants, manufacturers and exporters of herbal products, and academicians is required, said Dr D Suresh Kumar, scientist, … Continue reading

Many duped of a purported medicinal plant project

Imphal: In yet another case of defrauding the public, a man who claimed to be the president of the RJD State unit, Angam Haokip alias Yamkhongam Haokip of New Lambulane has disappeared with more than Rs three crores collected from over 300 beneficiaries of a purported medicinal plant/project. On the other hand police have picked … Continue reading

AMMOI urges Ayush dept to set up proposed NMPB in Thrissur, Kerala

AMMOI urges Ayush dept to set up proposed NMPB in Thrissur, Kerala The Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturers Organisation of India (AMMOI) has urged the union health ministry to set up the proposed National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) office in Thrissur, Kerala. In a representation to the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homoeopathy … Continue reading