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AYUSH Ministry launches clinical research studies on use of Ayurveda as preventive & curative medicine for COVID-19

Srinagar, May 07 (KINS): Ayush Ministry in collaboration with the Health Ministry Thursday launched the clinical research studies on use of Ayurveda as preventive and add-on curative medicine for COVID-19.

The clinical trials would include both prophylactic and curative effects of Ashwagandha, Yashtimadhu, Guduchi with Pippali and a poly herbal formulation known as AYUSH-64.

According to news agency KINS, These studies will be done as a joint initiative of Ministry of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science and Technology through Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) with technical support of ICMR.

AYUSH minister Shripad Naik and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan jointly launched the interdisciplinary study along with Secretary AYUSH , Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha.

An Interdisciplinary Ayush Research and Development Task Force with a group of experts under Vice Chairman, University Grant Commission (UGC) , Dr Bhushan Patvardhan has also been set up to formulate and develop strategies for these AYUSH based clinical studies.

The collaboration would also undertake population-based interventional studies on the impact of AYUSH based preventive medicines.

Assessment of acceptance and usage of AYUSH advisories in prevention of COVID-19 through AYUSH Sanjivani App would also be done.(KINS)

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