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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 the field of ayurveda, yoga, unani, naturopathy, siddha and homoeopathy.[1]

Created in March 1995 as the Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H), under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it was renamed to AYUSH in November 2003. On 9 November 2014 it was became a ministry in its own right.[1] The ministry is headed by a Minister of State (Independent Charge) and is currently occupied by Shripad Naik.[2]


Bodies under AYUSHEdit

Research councils:[3]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:[4]Edit

Professional councilsEdit



There is a strong consensus among the scientific community that homeopathy, naturopathy, and similar modalities, are nothing more than placebo.[6][7][8][9]


  1. ^ a b "About the Ministry". Ministry of AYUSH.
  2. ^ "Meet the Minister". Ministry of AYUSH.
  3. ^ "Research councils". AYUSH website.
  4. ^ "National Institutes". AYUSH website. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Krishnan, Vidya. "AYUSH Ministry rails against global study on homeopathy". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  7. ^ "India's govt not only believes in homeopathy, it spends money on it". Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  8. ^ Mukunth, Vasudevan. "After BGR-34, Ministry of AYUSH Pushes #Homeopathy4Diabetes". Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  9. ^ "Bridge course for AYUSH – the seed of destruction". The Hans India. Retrieved 2018-09-17.

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