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Importance of AYUSH in Present Health Care Perspective

Binod Bihari Dora, Shalini Gupta, Samrita Sital, Mamta Singh


The term AYUSH stands for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy systems of medicine.  Within these medical systems, drug therapies play an important role in curing disease and maintaining health. These drugs comprise of natural molecules which are better absorbed and utilized in the human body and produce effect without adverse drug reaction in comparison to the synthetic molecules.  Realizing the 21stcentury is termed as the “Century for Natural Drug Molecules”. AYUSH system is centuries old. But over these years it has gained confidence of many as other systems of medicine. There is much scientific evidence through which it can be validated that no single system of medicine can cater the health care needs effectively. Combinedly, they can be better practiced which can give relief and cure to the patients thereby paving the way for better health.  They cannot be regarded as competitors rather they are complimentary to each other.  There are many recent trends which show that many countries have already included AYUSH in their national health programs. It has many more to offer in future to attain true wellness.

Keywords: AYUSH, Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy

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Dora Binod Bihari, Gupta Shalini, Sital Samrita, et al. Importance of AYUSH in Present Health Care Perspective. Research and Reviews: Journal of Medical Science and Technology. 2015; 4(3): 5–8p.


AYUSH, Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy

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