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Ayurvedic
Practitioners Want Medicines Standardized

All the ayurvedic practitioners want ayurvedic medicines to
be standardized like ISI to -create more
awareness about the health benefits of Ayurveda. The same sentiment was echoed
by All India Ayurveda Congress President Devender Triguna at the its 58th
session of Ayurveda Congress which was attended by President Pranab Mukherjee. In
this session the Honorable President said that, there is a need to -“demystify and popularize” Ayurvedic
medicine through “informative marketing and user-friendly packaging”.

Practitioners Seek Standards for Ayurveda Medicines

Ayurveda practitioners
from across the country assembled to sought standards for Ayurvedic medicines
to popularize Ayurveda and create more awareness among people about its health
benefits. They also sought from the Centre substantial hike in funding for
Ayurveda for research work and creating health infrastructure across the
country.

“Standards for
Ayurveda medicines should be formed in order to create awareness among people
about its health benefits,” All India Ayurveda Congress President Devender
Triguna said. Recently, All India Ayurveda Congress has held its 58th session
here which was attended by President Pranab Mukherjee

Vaidyas (who practice
Ayurveda) pointed out that it was essential to come out with standards or
certification for Ayurveda medicines so as to make it more popular among people
about its “purity”. “Our strength is purity and there should be
standard to measure it. The standards for Ayurveda medicines should be set like
we have ISI mark which will help in building more confidence among people about
its remedies,” said Ayurveda medicine maker Shree Dhootapapeshwar, ED,
Ranjit Puranik.

President Pranab
Mukherjee had asked to “demystify and popularize” Ayurvedic medicine
through “informative marketing and user-friendly packaging”.
“Ayurveda and Siddha had laid down protocols for treating diseases that
resembled diseases that we know today as HIV and tuberculosis,” Mukherjee
had said.

Presently, the
combined market of Ayurvedic medicines along with naturopathy, Unani is pegged
at Rs. 14,000 crore, growing at a rate of 12-14 per cent per annum. Triguna
further demanded from the Centre to earmark at least 20 per cent of total
health budget for Ayurveda, saying it was essential for carrying out research
in this oldest form of medicine and building necessary infrastructure in this
regard.

Published on: 16th
March 2015

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