AYURVEDA

  • Harsh Vardhan asks states to work with Centre on Ayurveda November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday urged all the state governments to work with the Centre to improve the quality of Ayurveda healthcare services in the country. "Health for all through a holistic medicine system was not just the mandate of the central government, it also needed active...
  • Government's health policy will lay emphasis on Ayurveda: Harsh Vardhan August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said the government would work towards enhancing Ayurveda's global acceptance as evidencebased medicine. Speaking to reporters at Haridwar after laying foundation stone of a Global Museum of Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine at yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yoga...
  • Asaram admitted to hospital after he complained of insomnia, bodyache March 20, 2014

    The controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is facing charges of sexual assault, was admitted to Ayurveda hospital here following complain of insomnia and body ache, on Thursday. "He has been suffering from 'Anant Vaat' and was finding it difficult to move his body. We have started his treatment through 'Panch...
  • News briefs: CBSE introduces new elective course in Lucknow August 6, 2013

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced a new elective subject, Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India, for Classes 11 and 12. The subject will help the students know more about Indias rich culture and heritage. The course combines various disciplines of study such as mathematics, chemistry, fine...
  • IndoAmerican scholar to study Ayurveda at Banaras Hindu University July 28, 2013

    At a time when Americans are increasingly looking at alternative medical systems, particularly those from oriental countries, the United States is sending a renowned IndianAmerican scholar to study Ayurveda in India. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, 37, would be based at the holy city of Varanasi to explore various fields of Ayurveda at its...
  • Centre gives over Rs 500 crore for alternate medicine June 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The central government has given more than Rs 500 crore to various states for bringing AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga, unani, siddha and homeopathy) forms of medicine into the mainstream. During 200913, Rs 553 crore was given to states and union territories for mainstreaming AYUSH under the National Rural Health Mission...
  • Varun Dhawan: People should try to endorse Ayurveda May 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Onefilm old Varun Dhawan is interested in endorsing ayurvedic products because he feels such they are quite helpful. "A lot of these ayurvedic products are very helpful and these are the ones people should try to endorse. The products are sold at the cheapest MRP and are the ones, which...
  • Doctor to pay 15 lakh for causing mental retardation to child April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed a Ayurveda medical practitioner to pay Rs 15 lakh compensation for prescribing wrong medicine to a child causing his mental retardation. A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi asked the Rishikeshbased medical practitioner to pay the amount to the child's family within three months. The...
  • Tamil Nadu: Ayurveda safe, say Vaidyas August 27, 2012

    Coimbatore: The community of Ayurvedic practitioners here have reacted strongly to a report published by US health researchers a few days ago claiming documented evidence of lead poisoning risks among pregnant women who took Ayurvedic medicine. While they admitted that the Ayurvedic medicines did contain lead compounds widely criticised...
  • Kerala to take ayurveda tourism to next level August 23, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has now set its eyes on pushing tourism centred around ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and wellbeing, to the next level by promoting its curative and cosmetic properties. "Beaches, backwaters, hills and ayurveda are the four pillars of tourism in Kerala. We realise there is still...
  • Kochi: More corporate staff turn to Ayurveda August 7, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The corporate employees of Kochi stand third among other cities in the country switching over to ayurvedic treatments to combat high stress levels. A study conducted by the The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) revealed that 72 per cent of the corporate employees are turning...
  • Kerala's Ayurveda industry in jeopardy May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Rs 600 crore Ayurveda industry in Kerala is facing its biggest challenge. The state government is clamping down on what it considers dubious claims by three companies that promise magical remedies. Products worth almost Rs 2 crore have been seized and the three major companies may lose...
  • K'taka to provide Indian medicine at hospitals February 11, 2012

    Bangalore: Government hospitals in districts and local bodies across Karnataka will provide the Indian system of medicine as an alternative treatment, Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Friday. "Our government has recognised the importance of yoga in daily life and has given priority to promote the Indian systems of medicine...
  • Global ayurveda festival in T'puram January 17, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Some leading practitioners of ayurveda will speak on various facets of the traditional form of medicine at the global festival, starting here on Feb 9, organisers said. The sixday event will see participation of more than 2,500 practitioners of ayurveda and students from various colleges. "Through this festival, students will...
  • Europe bans Ayurveda products, patients worried May 1, 2011

    London: In just less than a decade, Ayurveda has made a huge impact on many Londoners as more of them turn away from invasive allopathic treatment. But the new ruling comes as a blow to both the industry and patients. Director of Ayuspa Ayurvedic centre Muneet Dohil said, "We have seen...
  • First ayurveda hospital gets accreditation October 26, 2010

    New Delhi: As accreditation has been made compulsory for traditional medicine hospitals, the health ministry on Tuesday gave accreditation to the first ayurveda hospital in the national capital. Accreditation was given to 'AyurVAID' hospital by Minister of State for Health G. Gandhiselvan. The government is trying to promote alternate and traditional medicines...
  • Fighting H1N1: Ayurveda claims boost in immune power August 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The number of cases of swine flu (H1N1) in India is growing. An indigeneous vaccine for swine flu is still months away. Antiviral drug Tamilflu is the only known treatment. The WHO has warned of another wave of the pandemic. People have been searching for alternative treatments to...
  • Rejuvenate yourself: Bust stress with Ayurveda November 18, 2008

    Stress can trigger off a whole lot of lifestyle diseases. Computer vision syndrome, cervical spondylosis , spinal problems, respiratory problems, gastric problems, diabetes, hip pain, obesity and loss of concentration to name a few. But take heart. Ayurveda has got the answers. The ABC of Ayurveda Basically, it follows the Panchkarma treatment (five...
  • Misunderstanding with yoga guru Ramdev over: Ramadoss October 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Burying the hatchet with yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on Saturday said that the misunderstanding" of the past was "over" as the yoga guru had validated his theory that yoga could cure many diseases, including AIDS. Inaugurating a Yoga Science Camp by Baba Ramdev near the...
  • Poison alert in UK over Indian Ayurvedic drugs August 27, 2008

    London: British medical researchers are advising consumers against buying Indian ayurvedic drugs online claiming they contain lead, mercury and even arsenic. Their warning is based on research at Boston University that a fifth of ayurvedic medicines bought over the Internet contained dangerous levels of either of the three substances. Some had 100...
  • I want to clean up politics, not grab power: Baba Ramdev June 5, 2008

    Harbour City (Hong Kong): Baba Ramdev, an authority on ancient Indian yoga and traditional medicine, says he "wants to clean up the lives of politicians in the country through yoga and purge the political system of deadwood" through his preaching but will stay away from active politics. "I have political ambition,...
  • Acupuncture can help diabetes patients November 13, 2007

    New Delhi: Sixtyyearold Captain Brejinder Singh has been living with diabetes for the past 20 years. With time he developed complications in multiple organs a brain stroke, partial paralysis, partial blindness. His wife Roopam Singh says, "About two years ago, his cretenin levels went up to seven. Anybody who has...
  • Ayurveda nursing Kerala elephant back to health November 3, 2007

    Kodanad (Kerala): One and a half year old Bharti is still struggling to stand up. She was found by the caretakers at the elephant training camp at Kodanad in central Kerala last year with severe injuries. The baby elephant was apparently carried by the currents of the rainswollen Chaliyar River...
  • Rains, time for an Ayurvedic massage May 31, 2007

    Kerala: As the monsoon hits the shores of Kerala, there is one thing that is on every ones mind apart from the rains getting a good oil massage. This is just something which noone in God's own country will say no to. This is the only place in the world...
  • 4yrold struggles against sweat May 23, 2007

    Thiruvanathapuram (Kerala): Life is a struggle for fouryearold Ibrahim Badusha. He has defective sweat glands so his body can't regulate its own temperature. It's a rare disease called Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (AED) where the sweat glands are deficient or sometimes just not there. Says a pediatrician Dr Shajahan, "People suffering from...
  • Washington Univ takes up Ayurveda study March 5, 2007

    New Delhi: Inspired by a 20yearold WHO funded study, which proved the efficacy of Ayurveda in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, the University of Washington has taken up a similar project in association with the Ayurvedic Trust in Coimbatore. The University's National Institute of Health (NIH) sponsored study 'Ayurvedic and Allopathic...
  • India 360: Is yoga a wonder drug? December 21, 2006

    Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss says the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act should be amended to prevent godmen from claiming that traditional medicine can cure illnesses. Should yoga and Ayurveda be at par with modern medicine? The conflict continues and the war words seems to have just begun with the Health...
  • Has Ayurveda lost its credibility? December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: Almost all diseases are curable permanently without spending money on costly medicines, operations or surgery. Hope you shall take this in positive spirits & give it a serious thought. It is surprising, but it is true that this is the cheapest and the only permanent cure to most...
  • Ramdev's yoga is a matter of faith December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: Baba Ramdev is considered a phenomenon in the world of yoga and Ayurvedic medicines. Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss may say that yoga is not a cure for diseases but baba Ramdev's followers faith is unshakable. I take medicines from here for myself and my family. I have a prescription....
  • Live healthy the ayurveda way November 21, 2006

    New Delhi: Twentyeightyearold Ankur Suman, a copywriter with an advertising agency and a theatre actor, is finally a relieved man. After putting up with a throbbing migraine pain for years, which used to hamper his passion for theatre, Ankur has eventually found a cure to his problem in ayurveda. Today,...