· All India Seminar on Raw Drugs, Substitutes and Adulteration in Ayurveda concludes in Koratty
Kochi, June 16, 2015: The two day national seminar held at Care Keralam headquarters at the KINFRA Park in Koratty called for studying the prospects of Ayurvedaic and traditional medicines in the treatment of chronic diseases like cancer and heart diseases, caused mainly due to the modern lifestyle. The seminar noted that due to the lack of legal backing alone, many of the traditional medicines are not getting the relevant approval for usage. Various experts who presented papers in the seminar asked for a change to this situation has to be brought about by scientific researches.
Earlier, Dr. M.K.C. Nair, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Health Sciences, inaugurated the two day all India seminar and exhibition on ‘Raw Drugs, Substitutes and Adulterates in Ayurveda’. Eight papers were presented in the two day seminar. In his inaugural address, Dr. M.K.C. Nair said integration of traditional and home medicines with Ayurveda would be more useful in these times. He also said that Ayurvedic medicines will be credible only when the quality standards of various manufacturers meet certain common parameters.
Dr. S. Sajikumar, Managing Director, Care Keralam; Hari Nambuthiri, Joint Managing Director, Care Keralam; Dr. V.K. Joshi, Chairman, Pharmacopoeia Committee of India; Dr. E. T. Neelakandan Mooss, Dr. Ramanathan, Dr. Anilkumar, Directors, Care Keralam; Leela Subrahmanian, Thrissur District Panchayat President; Dennis Antony, Chalakudy Block Panchayat President and Dr. Sreekumar, Representative of AMAI attended various functions while Dr. V. K. Joshy; Dr. Padma Venkat, Bangaluru Medplan Conservative Society; Dr. A. B. Ramashree, Kottakkal Araya Vaidya Sala and Dr. M. Balaundaran, MET School of Engineering, Dr. C.I. Jolly, Dr. Sasidharan, Dr. J.N. Sasthri and Dr. Rajasekharan presented papers.
As part of the Seminar, a free Ayurveda Medical Camp also was held on the 13th of June from 9 am to 3 pm, while on the sidelines, an exhibition was also held, participated by Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, Coimbatore Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, Somatheeram Ayurveda Group, Dhathri, Sreedhareeyam, Nagarjuna, Kandamkulathy, Sitaram, Kerala Ayurveda Ltd, Bipha Drug Laboratories, Sree Sankara Community and Relax Herbals and AVA Cholayil Health Care.
Care Keralam Ltd. is a confederation of ayurvedic medicine producers formed with the support of the Central and State Governments. It has a modern R&D Division and Analytical Lab here in Koratty which is approved by the Department of Science & Industrial Research and a CPCSAE-approved Animal Study Centre.