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Is Ayurveda recognised by WHO?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised Ayurveda as a traditional medicine system along with conventional medicine systems of other countries. The organisation realised the importance and role of the traditional medicinal system in the healthcare sector. Later, it addressed the traditional Medicine programme globally aiming ‘health for all’ and adopted the primary health care approach. 

The WHO has signed a project collaboration agreement (PCS) with the Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India. The agreement was done to promote the quality, effectiveness and safety while delivering the services related to traditional and complementary medicine in India. Moreover, the WHO only sanctions the practices and therapies that are scientifically proven to contain no toxicity. 

The organisation has given its major stress on Ayurvedic activities related to traditional medicines (TRM). Support, endorsements and encouragement of studies verifying limits of standardization, safety, and value of Ayurvedic herbal medicines are under topmost consideration of the organisation.

Last updated on June 4th, 2021 at 06:16 pm