organization: Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM)
organization: Vol 2, No 2 (2014): Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM); 1-4
title: AYURVEDIC MEDICINES: MYTHS AND REALITIES
author: Choudhary, Anandkumar; Professor Dept of RSBK Faculty of ayurveda IMS, BHU
date: 2014-02-28 00:00:00
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keyword: Ayurveda, Pharmaceutics, Shelf life, efficacy, herbal medicine, heavy metal
keyword: Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics
abstract: Among bests of India, worldwide Ayurveda has its own prominence in perpetuation of healthy life style and health care. In recent decades global biomedical schools are being attracted to fundamental holistic approach of Ayurveda system of medicine and consequently have engaged themselves for researches to get evidence of quality, safety and efficacy of Ayurvedic medicines on their intrinsic parameters. Publications in support of good pharmaceutics and therapeutics of Ayurveda are not rare now. Every reputed journal of health care is carrying authentic information about Ayurveda. Department of AYUSH of Government of India is taking continuous lead for academic and administrative reforms in this sector. Ten amendments in last four year in chapter IV A of Drugs and Cosmetics Acts and relevant Rules are enough evidence about sincerity of Government for mainstreaming of Ayurvedic medicines.(http://indianmedicine.nic.in/showfile.asp?lid=337 ). But, even after all these academic, administrative and regulatory reforms there are pervasiveness of differential degree of doubts in mind set of elites and commoners as well about Ayurvedic medicines. Quality, standards, stability, safety and true sense therapeutic efficacy of Ayurvedic medicines are under scan of civil society more seriously at present. Hereby, we fraternity of Ayurvedic medicines will put forward some facts before medicos of country through Institute of Medical Sciences of Banaras Hindu University to consider and reset their opinion in accordance of new particulars about Ayurvedic medicines.