AVYURVEDA MEDICINE IS AN ANCIENT SYSTEM OF MEDICINE

IT BEGAN ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND YEARS AGO. IT IS A WAY OF DIAGNOSING ILLNESS AND USING A WIDE RANGE OF TREATMENTS & TECHNIQUES.

AYURVEDA PRACTITIONERS DEVELOPED A NUMBER OF MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS AND SURGICAL PROCEDURES FOR THE TREATMENT OF VARIOUS AILMENTS

AYURVEDA IS WELL INTEGRATED INTO THE INDIAN NATIONAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, WITH STATE HOSPITALS FOR AYURVEDA ESTABLISHED ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

AYURVEDIC METHODS SUCH AS YOGA, MASSAGE & RELAXATION ARE GENERALLY HELPFUL TO THE PEOPLE WITH CANCER

AYURVEDA STRESSES THE USE OF PLAND BASED MEDICINES AND TREATMENTS. PLANT BASED MEDICINES ARE DERIVED FROM ROOTS, LEAVES, FRUITS, BARKS AND SEEDS SUCH AS CARDAMOM & CINNAMON.

IN INDIA, UPTO 90 PER CENT INDIANS USE SOME FORM OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE i.e. A CATEGORY WHICH INCLUDES AYURVEDA. IT HAS NO SIDE-EFFECTS, THAT IS WHY IT IS THE MOST POPULAR SYSTEM OF MEDICINE IN INDIA

Committee Formed to Propagate Ayurveda at Global Level

- Dr. Avnish Jolly

Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada), December 5, 2014: In a bid to propagate credible and authentic Ayurveda at the global level, a committee of professionals and well wishers from across the world named "Friends of Ayurveda" was announced here Monday in New Delhi (India).

The committee, announced by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the sidelines of the World Ayurveda Congress underway here, will also provide a broad platform for all the stakeholders in India's traditional curative systems.

Friends of Ayurveda (FoA) headquartered at Delhi will work closely with Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, private bodies and individuals.

Extending all possible help to FoA from the government, Sitharaman said that the committee should try to create a data bank of all home-based solutions and put it on the World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) Internet for the benefit of the masses.

"Also, not all the Ayurveda practitioners are well-qualified. We have to be cautious about it. We need to standardize medicines and put in place a system for certification of practitioners," she said.

S. Saji Kumar, Convener of FoA said, "Initially, our aim is to connect with professionals and friends of Ayurveda in 30 countries, mostly in Asia, Europe and the Gulf. The prime objective is to facilitate recognition and acceptance of Ayurveda globally and find a meaningful role for it in the public health scenario,"

"Awareness has to be built and the Indian diaspora can engage with people in their adopted countries to cultivate interest in traditional curative systems," said Kumar who is also an Ayurveda practitioner in Kerala. [IANS, ZEE NEWS]