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US looks to India to strengthen co-operation in Ayurveda-Siddha-Unani herbal and botanical products of global standard

09 December 2010

BANGALORE: India’s rich bio-diversity in herbs has now attracted the US to look for possible collaboration in the area of integrative medicine.

In the last two years, the setting up of the Centre for Research in Indian Systems of Medicine (CRISM) by the Department of Ayush at the National Centre for Natural Products Research, University of Mississippi, USA has increased the co-operation in the field of development of Ayurveda-Siddha-Unani (ASU) herbal and botanical products of global standards.

The Centre is facilitating internationally important joint research for the scientific validation of Indian Systems of Medicine (ISM) including Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha and for creating greater awareness about these systems and their products in the US and other countries.

…..“We need to de-mystify the myths of ASU medicines. There is need to standardise the products and ensure a scientific acceptance of the system. These efforts would are required as US looks to India to strengthen co-operation in developing herbal and botanical products of global standard,” stated Dr Ram Vishwakarma, director, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine.

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December 10, 2010 at 9:18 am

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