Ministry of AYUSH

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Ministry of AYUSH
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The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, is a governmental body in India purposed with developing, education and research in ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha, homoeopathy, Sowa Rigpa (Traditional

It was created in March 1995 as the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H). It is operated under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

AYUSH received its current name in March 2003. The Ministry of AYUSH was formed with effect from 9 November 2014 by elevation of the Department of AYUSH.[1]

Bodies under AYUSH[edit]

Research councils:[2][edit]

  • Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science(CCRAS)
  • Central Council for Research in Siddha Medicine (CCRS)
  • Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM)
  • Central Council for Research in Homeopathy Medicine (CCRH)
  • Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy Medicine (CCRYN)
  • Pharmacopoeial Laboratory for Indian Medicine (PLIM)
  • Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL)

National Institutes:[3][edit]

Professional councils:[edit]



There is a strong consensus among the scientific community that homeopathy, naturopathy, and similar modalities, are nothing more than placebo.[5][6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Research councils". AYUSH website.
  3. ^ "National Institutes". AYUSH website. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Know Instances of Patenting on the UES of Medicinal Plants in India". PIB, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. May 6, 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  5. ^ Krishnan, Vidya. "AYUSH Ministry rails against global study on homeopathy". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  6. ^ "India's govt not only believes in homeopathy, it spends money on it". Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  7. ^ Mukunth, Vasudevan. "After BGR-34, Ministry of AYUSH Pushes #Homeopathy4Diabetes". Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  8. ^ "Bridge course for AYUSH – the seed of destruction". The Hans India. Retrieved 2018-09-17.

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