Ayurveda Day 2019

Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, is planning to celebrate 4th Ayurveda Day on  Dhanwantri Jayanti on 25th October 2019

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Master Healers

The Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, is bringing out Commemorative Stamps paying tribute to  12 Master Healers  from the modern era. These stamps would be released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 30, 2019

 

First International Ayush conclave of Kerala

International Ayush conclave of Kerala being organised by Department of AYUSH, Government of Kerala from Februray 15th to 18th 2019 at Kanakakkunnu, Trivandrum Kerala. National Ayush Mission (NAM) Kerala will the execution agency on behalf of Government.

This conclave is expected to help in:

  • Showcasing the growth and scientific development of AYUSH systems of medicines in Kerala
  • Increased Awareness about different public health activities in AYUSH systems of medicines
  • Improving the grass root presence of AYUSH systems in this region
  • Including AYUSH as a mainstream public health option
  • In establishing Kerala as a global hub of Health and Wellness tourism

This is one of the first conference & exhibition on AYUSH systems of medicines organised by Department of Ayush, Govt. of Kerala.

 

Note: AYUSH stands for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homoeopathy) systems of Medicines

Hortus Malabaricus

(This article was published in September 2018 issue of Santwanam magazine.)

Hortus Malabaricus by Hendrik Van Rheede, the Governor of Dutch Malabar at the time, is a book published in 17th century in 12 volumes. This rare book covers more than 700 natural plants in western ghats region explaining their medicinal properties and uses. This was done with the help of many physicians of that time

It was orginally written in Latin. Later, it was translated into English and Malayalam by K S Manilal. This translation was published by University of Kerala

Classification of diseases

(This article was published in July 2018 issue of Santwanam magazine.)

International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Revision 11 was released on June 18 by World Health Organization (WHO) has published.

ICD provides a standard for reporting and monitoring diseases. This helps to compare and share data between hospitals, regions and countries.
Ministry of Ayush is developing Morbidity Codes and Standard Terminologies of Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha systems of medicine. For this purpose, Ministry of AYUSH has developed a portal named National AYUSH Morbidity and Standardized Terminologies Portal (NAMSTP).

Moringo as super food

(This article was published in July 2018 issue of Santwanam magazine.)

As per an article published in World Economic Forum, Moringa (Moringa oleifera) tree is a superfood which has ‘natural defence mechanism against environmental stress and pests’. It is reported to have demonstrated the ‘ability to reduce chronic inflammation, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, obesity and inflammatory bowel disorders in both cellular and animal models.’
Traditionally, leaves and fruits of Moringa are used as food in India. It is said that even other parts of the tree can be consumed as medicine!
We can find Sigru (Moringa) In Ayurvedic texts being mentioned for its medicinal effects. For example:

Sigruteekshnaa laghugraahee
vahnikrit kaphavaatajit

That is, Sigru is sharp, light, constipative and digestive stimulant. It alleviates kapha and vaata.

Sigruvalkalapatraanaam
svarasah paramaartikrit

That is, both the bark and leaves of Moringa helps to reduce pain.

Recent discovery is now bringing this humble plant into limelight for its medicinal effect. Efforts are on to extract and package bioactive compounds in moringa as a medicine