Ayush: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Arsenicum Album: Homeopathic drug recommended by AYUSH Ministry

Published: June 5, 2020

Ministry of AYUSH has recommended the Arsenicum album, a homeopathic drug. The drug has been recommended for preventive use of COVID-19. Highlights The drug is made by heating arsenic in distilled water. This process of heating is repeated for three days till the water has less than 1% of arsenic. This is considered as the ..

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Union Cabinet approves re-establishment of Pharmacopoeia Commission

Published: June 4, 2020

On June 4, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the Pharmacopoeia commission. The cabinet has approved to re-establish the commission for Indian Medicine and Homeopathy under Ministry of AYUSH. Highlights The commission has been set up by merging Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for Indian Medicine and Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory. The two central laboratories were ..

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UP Government implements Herbal Roads Project

Published: May 29, 2020

The Uttar Pradesh Government is to implement Herbal Roads Project in a stretch of 800 km in the state. Highlights Under the project, the state government is to plant trees that have medicinal values on either sides of the roads. The herbal trees to be planted include Neem, Peepal, Sehjan, etc. The plants will provide ..

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CSIR and AYUSH Ministry begin clinical trials of four Ayurvedic Drugs

Published: May 14, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and the Ministry of AYUSH began clinical trials of four Ayurvedic drugs. The four formulations include Ashwagandha, Guduchi + Pippali, Yashtimadhu and AYUSH-64. Highlights A Taskforce has been formed to implement the trials. A comparative and competitive study is to be conducted between Ashwagandha ..

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India begins Clinical Trials of AYUSH medicines

Published: May 7, 2020

On May 7, 2020, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare began clinical trials of AYUSH medicines. The trials are to be conducted on voluntary health workers that are working on the frontline of COVID-19. Highlights The Clinical trials of AYUSH medicines such as Ashwagandha, Guduchi, Yashitimadhu are to be conducted on voluntary health ..

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