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The Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, is a governmental body in India purposed with developing education and research in ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha, and homoeopathy, and other alternative medicine systems.

Created in March 1995 as the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H), AYUSH received its current name in March 2003. It operates under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The Department has been elevated to an independent Ministry. The Ministry of AYUSH is formed in 9th November 2014 for providing more healthcare to the public.

Ayush is derived from Sanskrit, meaning “Long-life”.

The Ministry of AYUSH promotes Yoga by carrying out campaigns through print and electronic media. AROGYA fairs at National and State level are organized to make public aware of…

Government of India has approved and notified National AYUSH Mission (NAM) for better access to AYUSH services; strengthening of AYUSH educational institutions, facilitate the enforcement of quality control of…


The Indian Minister of Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad today announced a host of new initiatives being considered for AYUSH sector in the XIIth Plan subject…


The Indian Department of AYUSH (alternative systems) has released a press note suggesting use of Arsenic alba 30 one dose for three consecutive days as preventive for Swine flu. It…


India through an Access Agreement with European Patent Office, has established a mechanism to protect India’s traditional medicinal knowledge from bio-piracy. The maiden Indian effort in creating ?Traditional…


The India Cabinet approved the proposal to set up two AIIMS-Like institutions in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, in the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).


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