Friday, December 9, 2011

Experts favour standardisation of herbal drugs

Varanasi, December 5, 2011: An Expert Group Meeting on WHO project ”Role of ayurvedic drugs in Oral hygiene maintenance and treatment” was organized by Professor Neelam Mittal, Principal Investigator, in K.N Uddapa Auditorium in Banaras Hindu University on Monday.

The programme was started with lightening of the lamp and garlanding of the bust of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya by Professor TM Mahapatra (Director) Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU. Dr. Gyaan Prakash, Chief Medical Officer, Varanasi, was the special guest.

Prof. Neelam Mittal, gave the brief introductory remarks, detailed explanation of the methodology and results of the project. The project was started 3 months ago with aim of bringing the awareness about the benefits of traditional Indian medicine over modern medicine among the masses world wide.

Four ayurvedic medicines - Neem, Apamarga, Khadiradi vati, Dashansanskar churan were used to treat periodontal diseases and for maintenance of oral hygiene. Ayurvedic medicines showed superior results in management of periodontal problems.

The experts from fields of Ayurveda, Dr. Vijay Chauhan from Mumbai, gave a short talk on “Standardization of herbal drugs”. Prof. VK Joshi, BHU, gave the detailed procedure of preparation of Ayurvedic formularies. Dr. Subhash Garg, Indore, presented the paper on “Suggesting the usefulness and cost effectiveness of ayurvedic treatment over allopathic mode of management”.

Dr. Ashu Bhardwaj from New Delhi and Dr. Sambi from Lucknow also shared their views regarding the project.

The experts from field of community Medicine, Dr. Amiruddin Kadri (Ahmedabad), Dr. Deepak Saxena (Rajkot), Dr. Pankaj Bhardwaj (Lucknow), Dr. RK Srivastava (BHU) explained the statistically analysis used in the present study. All the out station and local experts highly appreciated the work perused by Prof. Neelam Mittal and agreed to cooperate in future research works on Ayurvedic medicines.

Press release and photo: PPP-Cell, BHU

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