This was discussed at the international seminar on recent advances in herbal medicines organized by Shri Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya in memory of Late Vd Pt Ramnarayanji Sharma, founder of Shri Baidyanath Bhavan. Vice-chancellor of three prominent universities, namely Dr Arun Jamkar of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha from Gujarat Ayurved University and Vaidya Avinash Pandey of Bundelkhand Ayurved University were present during the inauguration of the seminar.
Special invitees for the event included president and vice president of Central Council of Indian Medicine Vd Vanitha Murli Kumar and Vd Amithabh Kumar. Over 600 delegates from eight countries attended the event. The seminar has been sanctioned by Government of India’s department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yajurveda, Unani, siddha and homeopathy) as well as MUHS.
President of the college’s managing body Suresh Sharma in his welcome speech said, “Acceptability of the herbal Ayurvedic medicine depends on the amount of research that we as practitioners put into it.”
Stressing the need of more research in the field, Dr Jamkar said herbal medicines had the potential to boost the Indian economy by 0 billion. Vaidya RH Sharma from Varanasi who delivered the Ramnarayanji Sharma memorial lecture said the effect of herbal medicines on newer diseases of modern era must be researched in an attempt to make Ayurveda more relevant and update the science.
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