CSIR laboratories develop an anti-diabetic herbal formulation

Diabetes - Ayurvedic Medicine
Diabetes - Ayurvedic Medicine

CSIR laboratories develop an anti-diabetic herbal formulation

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), through its constituent laboratories jointly developed scientifically validated herbal product NBRMAP-DB as anti-diabetic, hypoglycemic formulation with hepato-protective and anti-oxidant properties. The knowhow for the product was licensed to M/s AIMIL Pharma Ltd., Delhi who are manufacturing and marketing it as BGR-34. It has been reported by M/s AIMIL Pharma Ltd. that the product has shown consistent growth right from the initial promotional phase since Oct, 2015 with the total sales turnover being Rupees 25 crores and about approximately a million diabetic patients benefited.

Ministry of AYUSH through Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous organization, under Ministry of AYUSH has taken the following steps during the last two years to promote Ayurveda:-

• Tribal Health Care Research Programme in 15 States/UTs involving 16 CCRAS peripheral Institutes under Tribal Sub Plan.

• Ayurveda Mobile Health Care Programme under SCSP has been initiated in 18 states involving 20 CCRAS peripheral Institutes.

• Swasthya Rakshan Programme has been initiated in 19 states involving 21 CCRAS peripheral Institutes.

• Integration of Ayurveda in NPCDCS programme at 3 identified districts viz. Gaya (Bihar), Surendranagar (Gujarat) and Bhilwada (Rajasthan).

• Ayurvedic Health Centres under NE Plan of CCRAS is being initiated in 3 states viz, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim involving 3 CCRAS peripheral Institutes through 20 health care centres.

Further, the Ministry of AYUSH also takes up the following Information, Education & Communication (IEC) activities:

• Dissemination of IEC material and other published information through National/State level Arogya Mela, medical camps and exhibitions in different states of the country.

• Further, the council has been generating awareness among common masses in scientific community in the country and abroad by publishing research journals, Technical report and monographs.

In addition the system is being promoted under National AYUSH Mission (NAM).

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.