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Ayurveda gaining popularity: Official

Posted on Nov 22, 08:18PM | UNI

Ayurveda system of medicine, being practiced from ages throughout the world, has registered a growth of 10 to 15 per cent with a number of people taking to it, said G N Sreekantaiah, Director, Department of Ayush here today.

He was speaking after inaugurating a two-day National Conference on 'Emerging Trends in Ayurveda and Herbal Drug Technology' organised under the aegis of Undergraduate Department of Chemistry and UG and PG Departments of Biotechnology in collaboration with the Government Ayurveda Medical College.

Narrating about the advantages of Ayurveda system of medicine, he said even various transmitted diseases could be cured by Ayurveda and regretted that there had been a steep rise in the number of diabetic persons in the country which stands at 20 per cent now and threatens to double in the near future.

Dwelling upon the need for research in the world's oldest system of medicine, he urged for systematic research in the faculty to provide good health to all and also called for growing of more and more herbs which form a vital ingredient in the age-old Ayurveda system of medicine.

More than 400 delegates from across the country are participating.