Autonomous Research Councils in AYUSH

IAS Prelims 2023

Ministry of AYUSH has set-up four autonomous Research Councils, namely, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) and Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) as apex bodies for formulation and development of traditional medicine for various diseases.

The details of ongoing Researches on drugs in the Research Councils are as under:-

CCRAS: Currently CCRAS is developing eight new drugs for various diseases/ problems related to Old age, Bronchial Asthma, Diabetes Mellitus, Lymphatic Filariasis, Ovarian Cancer, Dengue, Wound healing and Migraine. CCRAS has commercialized the technology of the formulation namely, AYUSH-82 for diabetes through National Research Development Corporation, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

CCRH: Currently CCRH is developing 12 new drugs for various diseases including Dengue, Malaria, Leishmaniasis and Diarrhoea.

CCRUM: Currently CCRUM is developing drugs for various diseases including Diabetes, Vitiligo and Essential Hypertension through Multi-centric Randomized Controlled Trials.

CCRS: Currently CCRS is developing a drug which has been proved to be effective in curing Type-II Diabetes.