The traditional medicines directive of the European Union is discriminatory. (Editorial)

Commonsense, logic and clarity provide an ageless quality to Ayurveda knowledge for health care. Ayurvedic institutions along with its teachers, students and practitioners are in despair – a crisis similar to that faced by contemporary Western medicine compatriots. We envision vaidya-scientists,

The State government will formulate a policy on Ayurveda in Karnataka, according to Medical Education Minister S A Ramdas.

Addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the last day of the Fourth World Ayurveda Congress here on Monday, Ramdas said six departments will come together to frame a policy for Ayurveda shortly.

Ashtavaidya, a unique practice of Ayurvedic medicine is an amalgamation of
the codified Ayurvedic medical knowledge and non-codified folk medical tradition of India, and is practised by a few physician families in Kerala.

The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill 2010, hereinafter
referred to as the Bill, was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on the 6th May 2010 and referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare on the 12th May, 2010 for examination and report thereon.

Rooted Out

A report has deemed 335medicinal plants threatened
The cause: their use in ayurvedic medicines, for which there is a growing global demand
Guggal, from which gum-resin is used in ayurvedic medicines, is virtually extinct in India
One corrective initiative from the government is the setting up of 29 medicinal plant conservation areas (MPCAs)
A Rs 630-crore Nati

The enormous complexity of human body offers scope to conceptualize its dynamic organization in a number of ways such as structural, biochemical, functional, etc. The conventional western medicine views the body from a structural perspective, whereas ayurveda, the ancient medical system of India, understands the human body from the perspective of functions/tridoshas (vata, pitta and kapha).

NEDUMBASSERY: A unique project of cultivating medicinal plants on idle land, including on the sides of the 4-km runway of Cochin International Airport, was inaugurated by Industries Minister Elamaram Kareem here on Monday.

Ninety three per cent of wild medicinal plants used for making ayurvedic medicines in the country are endangered and the government is trying to relocate them from their usual habitat to protect them.

Next time if you notice a rural youth imparting ayurvedic treatment in a village then don