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Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old science. Many Ayurvedic practitioners are happy to be associated with this ancient science. Tradition and culture are also subject to change in response to contemporary events. There has been no or very little change in the way Ayurveda is practised. Despite the fact that Ayurveda’s principles are eternal (meaning they never expire and are always applicable), it is necessary to keep up with current scientific advances for the sake of society and the preservation of Ayurveda. Efforts are being undertaken to bring the ancient scientific wisdom up to current in various ways, with an emphasis on its pharmacologic and therapeutic potential. Herbal research, including the discovery of new active principles effective in various illnesses, is attracting a great number of scientists. The significant potential of Ayurveda, the core principles, is still ignored, which is why the vast majority of herbal studies end with little in hand. Updating Ayurveda by incorporating current technologies while maintaining essential principles is a difficult endeavour that necessitates deep knowledge in the subject of Ayurveda as well as a well-nourished intellect.

Psoriasis – The Perfect Example for the Effectiveness of Ayurveda

Psoriasis is one of the most common dermatological illnesses, affecting about 2% of the global population and having no effective treatment. Lupin Limited in India initiated the creation of a single plant-based oral formulation using a reverse pharmacology technique as part of the NMITLI project. The botanical medicine product (Desoris) is a single-plant extract that efficiently modifies cellular function, resulting in a reduction in psoriatic lesions. In India, extensive research led to the submission of an Investigational New Drug (IND) application.

This product was created in accordance with FDA requirements for botanical drug products as well as DCGI standards.

Increased use of Nutraceuticals

Nutraceuticals are foods or components of foods that have medical or health benefits, such as illness prevention and therapy. Nutrients, herbals, dietary supplements, and dietary fibres are all included. Nutraceuticals are a future challenge for prevention and therapy, as well as a stimulating tool in medicine. The ability to avoid and/or assist pharmacological therapy, which is mostly based on pharmaceuticals these days, can be a significant instrument for dealing with pathological, chronic, long-term disorders in people who do not qualify for pharmacological therapy. The major issue is to increase nutraceutical bioavailability and clarify their mechanism of action by incorporating nanotechnologies as a novel delivery method and conducting clinical trials to assess and define how they work.

Increased adoption of Regenerative Agriculture

We are experiencing a revolution in not only how we grow our food, but also how we think about the entire process from seed to harvest, with a potentially significant impact on our world, thanks to the burgeoning movement of regenerative agriculture. Ayurvedic agricultural methods are at the foundation of regenerative agriculture, which coincides with the focus of Ayurveda on treating the land and animals with respect. It is a holistic blend of organic and permaculture principles, such as cover crops, crop rotation, composting, reintegration of livestock on the land, and pasture cropping, with an emphasis on not only not harming but actually enhancing the soil.

Sources and references: https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/blog-the-banyan-insight/details/ayurveda-in-2020/

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