Ashwagandha Current Affairs - 2020

Arsenicum Album: Homeopathic drug recommended by AYUSH Ministry

Ministry of AYUSH has recommended the Arsenicum album, a homeopathic drug. The drug has been recommended for preventive use of COVID-19. Highlights The drug is made by heating arsenic in distilled water. This process of heating is repeated for three days till the water has less than 1% of arsenic. This is considered as the Read More…

UP Government implements Herbal Roads Project

The Uttar Pradesh Government is to implement Herbal Roads Project in a stretch of 800 km in the state. Highlights Under the project, the state government is to plant trees that have medicinal values on either sides of the roads. The herbal trees to be planted include Neem, Peepal, Sehjan, etc. The plants will provide Read More…

CSIR and AYUSH Ministry begin clinical trials of four Ayurvedic Drugs

On May 13, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and the Ministry of AYUSH began clinical trials of four Ayurvedic drugs. The four formulations include Ashwagandha, Guduchi + Pippali, Yashtimadhu and AYUSH-64. Highlights A Taskforce has been formed to implement the trials. A comparative and competitive study is to be conducted between Ashwagandha Read More…