Diagnostic Tests for Domestic and Global Acceptance
DATE: 29 JUL 2022
Ayurveda treatments are planned according to various parameters like prakriti, agni, satmya etc. of a healthy or diseased state of an individual and not solely based on diagnostic tests. Under First Schedule of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and defined under Section 3 (a) of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules there under, 59 authoritative books of Ayurveda system of medicine, 31 authoritative books of Siddha system of Medicine and 14 authoritative books of Unani system of Medicines are mentioned. Drugs/Plants mentioned in these authoritative books are considered as classical Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani drugs.
Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H), a sub-ordinate office under Ministry of Ayush lays down Pharmacopoeial Standards and Formulary specifications for these drugs, which serve as official compendia for ascertaining the identity, purity and strength of the drugs included therein. Details regarding Ayurvedic, Siddha, Unani& Homoeopathic Pharmacopeia and Formularies published so far, are as follows –
|Ayush System||Part –I, Single drug||Part – II, Formulations||Total|
|Ayurveda||645||202+ 01 standalone quality standard||848|
|Siddha||139||01 standalone quality standard||140|
|Unani||298||200+ 01 standalone quality standard||499|
|Total monographs published in ASU&H systems 2199||405||2604|
Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) under Ministry of Ayush is conducting clinical studies for validation of classical Ayurvedic formulations to generate tangible evidence on clinical safety and efficacy in identified disease/ conditions. Besides Ayurvedic, drugs including medicinal plants are being screened for biological activities and for Safety toxicity studies.
159 Classical Ayurveda medicines including Arjunarishta, Arogyavardhinivati & Chyavanprash on 35 disease conditions have been validated under Clinical research by CCRAS. 175 Ayurvedic drugs including medicinal plants have been screened for biological activities and safety toxicity study for 69 Ayurvedic drugs including medicinal plants have been done under Pharmacological research. Research outcomes are being published in reputed journals.
This information was given by Minister of Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply in Lok Sabha .