This is an attempt to answer two questions on the manufacture of ayurvedic products in Kerala. First, has the performance of the ayurvedic sector been impressive?

The demand for cure and for the care of a growing range of health conditions which elude any particular system of medicine has made pluralism in therapeutic options a way of life.

The text of a speech delivered by Minister of Higher Education Prof. Wiswa Warnapala at the inauguration of the Research Symposium organised by the Gampaha Wickramaarachchi Ayurveda Institute on April 3, 2009.

- Ramdev

Talk about weeds changing labour market Vandana Khobragade, a small farmer, knew the wheat and chickpea growing on her half hectare farmland needed weeding. But she could not afford to pay Rs 50 a day for labour to farm hands in her village Matkazari in Maharashtra

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Friday said none of the Ayurvedic medicines exported by leading Indian manufacturers has toxic heavy metals beyond permissible limits.

Denying a report in a U.S. journal that detectable levels of lead, mercury or arsenic were found in some Ayurvedic products, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said drug samples were tested after the report and nothing wrong was found.

GM herbs knock on the doors of Ayurveda.

Vijayawada, Sept. 14: The minister of state for health and family welfare, Ms Panabaka Lakshmi, announced that the Union Cabinet has approved the allocation Rs 600 crore to encourage medicinal plantations by tobacco farmers in the country. She laid a foundation stone for Advanced Ayurvedic Research Centre for vector-borne diseases at Payakapuram Rajivnagar in the outskirts of city on Sunday.


Perturbed over repeated complaints of higher metal contents in ayurvedic and unani products by health regulatory agencies of countries like the UK, US, Canada and Singapore, the Union health ministry is now working on bringing out a national policy on the issue. Health ministry is working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to formulate good manufacturing practise (GMP) regulations for country's more than nine thousand units involved in manufacturing ayurvedic and unani medicines.

Brihatrayee Ratna Award presented to P.K.Warrier
A DESERVING HONOUR: National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan (second from right) presenting the Brihatrayee Ratna Award to P.K. Warrier, managing trustee of Arya Vaidya Sala, Kotakkal, at the valedictory function of an Ayurveda convention in Coimbatore on Sunday. Minister of State for Law and Justice K. Venkatapathy (left) and managing director of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy P.R. Krishnakumar are in the picture.