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Promote ayurveda

This is with regard to the report "Stringent guidelines for ayurveda drugs soon" (Business Line, October 24). While it is desirable that guidelines should be laid down for the manufacture of ayurvedic drugs, they should not impede growth.

Also, with the cost of allopathic drugs increasing exorbitantly, the poor need an alternative and cheaper system of medicine.

There is already a wealth of literature on ayurveda, but it is mostly in Sanskrit. The Centre should appoint a committee of eminent ayurvedic physicians to translate them into various vernacular languages.

The fact that ayurveda contributes about $60 billion of the estimated $120 billion annual global herbal market should be borne in mind, and steps taken to increase India's share in it, which at present is only 5 per cent.

T. R. Anandan


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