Alternative Systems of Medicine in India (Part 2)

Until the 200os, AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy) was only privately practiced, with little encouragement or regulation. This changed when the government, through the National Health Mission, made attempts to mainstream AYUSH. Separate allocations were made, teaching and certifying institutes were started. Over-the-counter Ayurvedic medications for simple ailments became popular in urban areas, so much so that, even instant noodles sold better with the ‘herbal’ tag. Continue reading “Alternative Systems of Medicine in India (Part 2)”