(Last Updated on : 21/02/2015)
throughout the world is famous for its medicines. However, it would be quite wrong if one limits the contribution of the Ayurveda to medicines. This branch of holistic science has contributed in day to day lives of the people as well. For instance ayurvedic herbs
have been used to treat skin ailments as well. One of the positive aspects of the ayurvedic products are that these are almost devoid of side effects. As far as India is concerned, there are several ayurvedic pharmas in India including those pharmacies that make their own remedies. In India as well as in the international arena, these ayurvedic pharmas are quite popular.
Significance of Ayurvedic Lifestyle
It is believed in India that the incorporation of ayurvedic diet
, medicines and yoga
in one's lifestyle can work wonders for the person. In contemporary India, people are getting more and more conscious about their health and lifestyle. To achieve this end the traditional medicines, recipes and diets are suitable alternatives. Apart from medicines and food
, beauty products are also offered by the ayurvedic pharmas.
Career in Ayurvedic Pharmacy
There is an ever-increasing demand of herbal products world wide. Thus, ayurvedic pharmacy has also evolved as an interesting career option for the youngsters. There are two disciplines of ayurvedic pharmacy in India: medicinal and pharmaceutical. With its roots in Dravyguna, Ras-Shastra and Bhaishjya Kalpana, ayurvedic pharmas are taught in both the traditional and contemporary modes.
The courses of study in Ayurvedic Pharmacy as offered in different universities are Diploma in Ayurvedic Pharmacy, Bachelor in Ayurvedic Pharmacy, Master in Ayurvedic Pharmacy, Master of Science in Medicinal Plants, PG Diploma in Ayurvedic Drug Standardisation, MBA (Pharma) specially designed for Pharmacy graduates and Certificate course in Ayd Cosmetics.
After earning the degree, one can start a pharmaceutical pharmacy, work as Pharmacist at Government
Ayurvedic Hospitals, can open own retail shop of Ayurvedic medicines, can work as a research officer in R&D in Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical companies or can teach in Ayurvedic Institutes.
Thus, to cater to the needs of the people, several ayurvedic hospitals
and pharmacies have been established throughout India. In certain hospitals the traditional and the alternative modes are combined to treat the patients. Thousands of ayurvedic pharmas manufacture an assortment of ayurvedic products to meet the demands of the masses.