Kathmandu, June 15
Researchers from China, India and Nepal have advised people to use ayurvedic medicines for the treatment of new diseases. They said so at a symposium held here today.
Participants of the symposium discussed challenges, possibilities and strengths of ayurvedic medicines. At the symposium, participants talked about making people aware of rheumatoid arthritis, management of arthritis and prevention of disability. They also spoke about the possibility of an integrated approach to treating rheumatoid arthritis.
“Ayurveda is related with our ancient culture and tradition. Our country is rich in herbs and other natural resources. If we produce quality ayurvedic medicines, we will not have to spend millions in buying medicines from other countries,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav. He added that production of ayurvedic medicines would reduce import of pharmaceutical drugs from foreign countries.
“The symposium provided a forum to doctors, students and researchers to share a diverse range of topics related with ayurvedic medicines,” said Dr Mithilesh Kumar Sah, chief research officer, National Ayurveda Research and Training Centre.
A version of this article appears in print on June 16, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.