AIIMS endorses Ayurveda for rheumatoid arthritis – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a significant scientific validation for traditional therapies, India's premier medical institution, AIIMS, has found certain Ayurvedic formulations effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which causes irreversible joint damage.The study, conducted on 125 RA patients, found Ayurvedic medicines Ashwagandha powder and Sidh Makardhwaj, helped in relieving pain in tender and swollen joints, and increased mobility in a majority of subjects. Ashwagandha powder is derived from a plant while Sidh Makardhwaj is a formulation of herbal and mineral ingredients.The study was part of … [Read more...]

Bridge course proposed for practitioners of Ayurveda – The Hindu

Vanita Muralikumar, chairperson, Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM), has said that the council has developed a nine-month bridge course to train practitioners of Ayurveda to treat commonly encountered health problems faced by residents of rural areas. The council is awaiting the approval of the Union government. “Ayurveda curriculum has both Ayurveda and modern medicine. While remaining in our own platform, we want to make use of the advanced technology for the growth and development of the Ayurveda system to treat the commonly encountered health problems using modern medicine, within … [Read more...]

Ayurveda finds takers in Russia – The Hindu

Kerala’s ancient medical system Ayurveda is getting popular in key markets in Russia and has received the stamp of approval from women who are looking for new health-care practices. In the four-day 22nd Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) that concluded on March 21, a major part of the enquiries in the Kerala pavilion were on Ayurveda. Tourism professionals from the federation were keen to cash in on the interest in Ayurveda among Russian women. Positive response “There is an enthusiastic response to Kerala at MITT,” said Minister for Tourism A.P. Anil Kumar, who held … [Read more...]