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
CCRAS has developed three formulations/ medicines and commercialized
through National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), New Delhi as
i. AYUSH-64 for Malaria.
ii. AYUSH-82 for Diabetes mellitus
iii. AYUSH-SG for Arthritis
Various Homoeopathic medicines for various diseases including high blood
pressure and diabetes duly supported by clinical researches by CCRH are
also available in the market. These are Sygizium Jambolanum, Cephalendra
indica, Rhus aromaticus, Lycopodium, Rauvolfia serpentine, glonoine,
glesemium, Allium sativa, Bryonia alba, Nux vomica, Rauwolfia serpentina
and Strophanthus Abroma augusta, and Gymnema sylvestre.
In addition to this, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
also conducts research for development of herbal drugs/ formulations.
They have recently developed a drug named BGR-34 for diabetes.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge)
for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha