present there are many institutions providing BAMS degrees, but at
present, in Sri Lanka there is no accrediting body, however there is
proposal for the same. Sri Lanka has also got a highly flourishing
Ayurveda tourism inflow
||Nepal is the first country to execute a National Policy on Ayurveda. Ayurveda has the status of a medical system in Nepal.
||Bhutan also recognises Ayurveda as a Medical system. Unani, Ayurveda and Tibetan Medicine are popular in the country.
system is recognised officially and the Government has taken initiative
to integrate the Ayurveda and Unani systems in the primary and
secondary health care institutions. The Certificate is given by the
Bangladesh Unani and Ayurveda Board. The drugs are regulated by The
Drug Control Act 1982. There are 153 BAMS registered Ayurveda Doctors
and 398 Diploma holders practicing in Bangladesh. There are 161
Registered Ayurveda Drug Manufacturing companies in Bangladesh and 3150
registered Ayurvedic medicines in practise.
||Pakistan has many Ayurvedic manufacturing units and the practise of Ayurveda and Unani are wide spread as in Bangladesh.
||There are many institutions providing short term and long term courses on Ayurveda, since 1969.
practise is officially recognised and many students are studying in
India in various Ayurveda degree and certificate courses.
Ayurveda practitioners and Ayurveda therapy centres are running in the
country and the medicaments are imported from India and Sri Lanka.
states of California, Florida, New Mexico and New York have approved
teaching of Ayurveda at tertiary level. A white House Committee on
Complementary and Alternative Medicine was constituted to study the
issue of regulation of CAM therapies. The report of the committee did
not favour Ayurveda much to get any kind of recognition for its
independent status as a Traditional Medicine.
Canada, a Council for Ayurveda practitioners, International Council of
Ayurvedic Physicians (ICAP) Inc. is registered with the Government of
Canada. They are also providing platforms to upcoming Ayurveda
practitioners and Immigrant Ayurvedic doctors from India. They help
Manufactures and Importers of Ayurveda Medicines.
Latin American Countries, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and
Guatemala have legally approved the import of 20-30 Ayurveda medicines,
some of which have metallic and mineral contents to be used as
medicine. There are many training courses conducted across these
||The United Kingdom
are many institutions providing short term and long term courses on
Ayurveda, and many practitioners are practicing Ayurveda. There is no
regulation on Ayurvedic practice.
Government has still not recognised the practise and trade of Ayurveda.
A few wellness centres are established and are doing good work in
promotion and propagation of Ayurveda in Germany. Among Practitioner of
natural medicine (HP), about 20 of them mainly use Ayurveda and about
200 additionally use Ayurveda
five doctors mainly use Ayurveda; about 30 doctors additionally use
Ayurveda, among medical circles. Practitioner of natural medicine (HP)
profession is not legally permitted in Austria. Training of Ayurvedic
professionals is not acknowledged yet in Austria.
two doctors mainly use Ayurveda and about 20 doctors additionally use
Ayurveda. In the field of Ayurveda Education, in some federal states
advanced trainings in the field of Ayurveda are acknowledged as
advanced trainings for medical professionals.
Hungary Ayurveda has become an accepted medical system and is an
obligatory subject for a postgraduate degree course since 1997.
currently 43 Ayurveda drugs have been officially approved for use in
the country and being imported from India and Sri Lanka.
are many institutions providing courses on Ayurveda, and many
practitioners are practicing Ayurveda. There is no regulation on
||There are several Institutes in Italy, which imparts various Ayurveda courses.
the law, all natural clinics, schools, doctors, practitioners and
therapists will be registered. For obtaining the registration, the
practitioners will have to qualify an examination conducted by experts
concerned subject or therapy.
legal recognition is a remote prospect in France for Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic cosmetics and healthcare products are available in a few
outlets as OTC products.
||The scenario is same as in France with respect to the legal status and popularity
||Ayurveda is gaining popularity in this country, but legal recognition and regulation seems to be a distant possibility.
||The recognition and legal status as a medical system is very far. Presently, drugs are imported subjected to TGA.
situation is more or less the same. The drug trade and dispensing is
still heavily restricted in these two countries and currently,
circumventing the local rules and regulations does the trade and
Africa allows the importing of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda practice is
also recognized and has representation on different Boards of the South
African Ayurveda Liaison Committee and African Allied Health
Government and public have acknowledged Ayurveda as a healing system,
although there is no legal recognition for the profession or the system
||The system is practised as a Traditional Medicine without any recognition. Very few drugs are used in the country.