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Current Nutraceuticals


ISSN (Print): 2665-9786
ISSN (Online): 2665-9794

Review Article

Regulatory Pathways for Ayurvedic Formulations in India

Author(s): Mohit Sanduja, Rishabh Gaur, Anuj Kumar Sharma, Devender Pathak and Mayank Kulshreshtha*

Volume 5, 2024

Published on: 15 November, 2023

Article ID: e151123223576 Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/0126659786269462231102071205

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Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine originating in India, focuses on teaching people how to live a healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda describes health as harmony between body, mind, emotions, and spirituality. It interprets illness as a symptom and result of disharmony. It is a system that is increasingly becoming an object of interest for people around the world. It is a way for healthy people looking for methods of prevention and patients looking for natural ways to heal. The regulatory requirements for its formulations have been a major challenge. Some regulations for Ayurveda are clubbed together with those of other systems of medicine, for example, Siddha, Unani, and Homeopathy due to their similarity, but the official books relevant to the Ayurvedic systems of medicine are separately compiled and conserved. Ayurveda does not prohibit anything, it does not act invasively or aggressively, and in the treatment of ailments it uses all naturally occurring bioactive substances, which, for example, in Western countries are associated with "functional food" or "dietary supplements". In order to increase the quality and reliability of Ayurvedic formulations, various councils and departments under these ministries have been laying the foundation of standards and protocols as per the demands of regulatory authorities. The direct or indirect connection among the different Ministries of India governing the regulations for the production, standardization, and development of Ayurvedic formulations has also been viewed. Improvement in quality parameters has a higher level of acceptance of ayurvedic formulations. It has amplified the market size of the ayurvedic pharmaceutical industry. The synchronisation of various regulations in India could emerge as a powerful tool in establishing a novel platform for the whole world in the manufacturing and development of ayurvedic formulations for the benefit of mankind.

Keywords: Ayurveda, ayurvedic formulation, ayurvedic medicine, ministry, ayush, cdsco.

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