NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday said Ayurveda and Unani interventions could be used for increasing the immunity to fight various flu-like conditions. These could be adopted by normal healthy persons as well as those with mild symptoms such as cold, cough and body pain.

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.

Ornithologists are apprehensive that sparrows might be wiped out for the sake of seeking pleasure

The latest to join the list of the depleting category of birds is the local Indian sparrow. The sparrows survive best if left alone in their habitat, say environmentalists. Recently, ornithologists raised an alarm when unani medicine practitioners recommended sparrow's meat for a sexual high.


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.

the Indian origin of medical knowledge, used to develop modern treatments, will be given due recognition in Britain from now on. Presently, there is rampant misrepresentation of traditional

Challenging the Indian Medical Heritage

There is an urgent need to rationalise traditional medicinal systems to stop unscrupulous use

HAKIM MOHAMMED KHALID SIDDIQUI, director of Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi, tells VIBHA VARSHNEY that Unani medicines have the potential to cure a host of diseases

The Delhi high court has allowed two associations of medical practitioners who do not follow allopathy to become party to a petition seeking a ban on quacks in the capital. The two associations

THE traditional Indian systems of medicine such as Auyrveda, Unani and Siddha, are facing a threat from an unlikely quarter - the World Trade Organisation's (WTO'S) rules on Intellectual Property