SDM College & Hospital of Ayurveda

Karnataka and the worrying decrease in cultivation of medicinal herbs

A recent news report brings to sharp focus the mass-migration of companies based out Karnataka, our neighboring state, shifting their units Faced with a shortage of medicinal plants, companies in Karnataka shift their units to Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Bihar, and reconstituting their operations based on the new production centers. The main reason cited for this seems to be the scarcity and the unwillingness of the local populace to indulge in cultivation of medicinal herbs.

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EU bans Auyrveda May 2011

The European Union bans Ayurvedic drugs under its Traditional Herbal Medicine Product Directive as of May 1, 2011

As of May 1st, the European Union has categorically banned sale of any form of unlicenced traditional drugs in the EU market including Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM). The Indian Ayurvedic Drugs export figures which stands Rs 50 crore to Western Europe seems to have ceased to exist with this swift stroke of the EU scalpel, but the repercussions of this directive , we feel, will have far-reaching consequences.

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Benares Hindu University

An ayurvedic calendar to promote healthy living

The faculty of ayurveda at the BHU, a prestigious central university, has come up with a health calendar that would guide people on how to stay fit and healthy round the year. “Put simply, the calendar would enable people to select the right diet and lifestyle tips in every season for staying fit,” V.K. Joshi, a professor with the varsity’s ayurveda faculty, told reporters Friday in Varanasi, some 300 km from Lucknow.

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NCBS’ attempt to preserve Ayurveda

Two scientists from the National Center for Biological Sciences, Annamma Spudich, scholar in residence and Indudharan Menon are attempting to preserve for posterity, employing every single aid in media communication available at this age to preserve the great system of the Ashtavaidya Ayurvedic tradition of Kerala, for posterity.

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Itoozhi Ayurveda range of Ayurvedic Medicines

Manufacturing traditional Ayurvedic medicines, aided by technology

Itoozhi Ayurveda has its own production facility that manufactures a range of ayurvedic formulations that are processed using an optimum balance of traditional methods and modern technology. Itoozhi Ayurveda does not produce any proprietary branded products in the market other than specific Ayurvedic formulations that are prescribed for the ailments under the Ayurvedic method of treatment.

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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda (Devangari: the ‘science of life’) is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian Subcontinent. In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda consists of the words āyus, meaning ‘life’, and veda, meaning ‘related to knowledge’ or ‘science’. Evolving throughout its history, Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia.

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