Ayush centre to be made hospital

The Ayush Holistic Centre at Poonthura will be upgraded to a 10-bed hospital, Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar has said. Naturopathy, Panchakarma, and Yoga clinics too will be launched at the centre shortly. The centre, which began as the State’s first Ayush Holistic Centre in February last year, had Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Siddha clinics, the services of which had been used by over 40,000 people so far. Work on a multi-storeyed building for the Ayurveda centre had been launched by the Coastal Development Corporation at a cost of Rs.54 lakh. The government had sanctioned Rs.55 lakh for a … [Read more...]

Yoga Guru Ramdev Made Haryana’s Brand Ambassador

Haridwar:  The BJP government in Haryana which has ambitious plans to promote yoga and ayurveda in a big way has appointed yoga guru Ramdev its brand ambassador.Announcing this at a press conference at the Divya Yog Mandir in Haridwar, Haryana's minister of sports and health Anil Vij said that a herbal forest would be developed over thousands of acres of land in the state where plants of 25 thousand species of ayurvedic herbs would be grown under the supervision of the yoga guru and his close aide Balkrishna.Expressing happiness at being appointed Haryana's brand ambassador, Ramdev said … [Read more...]

How Himalaya made ancient Ayurveda popular across the globe

It was in the seventies that Himalaya Drug Company began to explore markets beyond India and focused on research and scientific data to establish the safety and efficacy of its herbal products. Image: Today Himalaya is present in 91 countries and by 2020, global revenues will account for 50 per cent of its business. Photograph: Courtesy, Himalaya Herbals We are talking about the year 1975 - that's nearly 40 years ago when Himalaya moved its base from Mumbai (then Bombay), the commercial capital of India, to a deserted outpost in Bangalore, a city known for its greenery and weather. This … [Read more...]