To enhance the efficacy and role of herbal products in the treatment of priority diseases, the Ministry of AYUSH will fund research projects for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) for 2019 as part of the Extra Mural Research (EMR) Scheme.
EMR Scheme Background
Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homeopathy offer different treatment options for various serious health issues. However, knowledge about the efficacy of herbal products is not particularly detailed on a global basis. The Ayush Research Council has been doing research for the last 40 years. Along with this, many private institutions and universities have also contributed significantly to clinical research, ethnobotanical survey, medicinal and pharmacological studies on plants and standardization of simple and compound formulations used in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani systems of medicine. This research has not spread globally; Furthermore, the public is equally concerned to learn about the safety and efficacy of any new formulation or product. Therefore, in order to address all such issues and encourage research and development in herbal products, the Ministry of AYUSH, in collaboration with the Government of India, has come up with an additional mural research scheme to harness the potential of these organizations for the research needs of the AYUSH sector. Is introduced. Under this scheme, it will fund various research products in the field of Ayurveda and use the vast research infrastructure available within the country for standardization and validation of classical medicines. 1
Under the EMR scheme, all applicants can send their applications in the prescribed format to the respective research councils of AYUSH by July 20, 2019, in both hard and soft copies. The respective councils of AYUSH include the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central. Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) and Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH): 2.
Non-communicable disease (NCD)
NCDs are classified as diseases that do not pass from person to person and are usually of long duration. The most common NCDs include heart disease (such as heart attack and stroke), cancer, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructive lung disease and asthma), and diabetes. According to reports published by WHO, NCD kills 41 million people each year, which is equivalent to 61% of all deaths globally. NCDs mostly affect middle and low-income countries. The high mortality rate due to NCDs makes it very important to explore various ways to prevent the spread of the disease. Therefore, it is very important to explore various herbal remedies that can be effective in effectively treating the disease globally.
According to the WHO, 61% of deaths in India occur due to non-communicable diseases; Therefore, it has become very important to take all preventive measures to prevent the progress of such diseases. The EMR scheme launched by the Ministry of AYUSH has taken over to fund organizations and private institutions doing research in the field of NCDs and promoting the safety of herbal products globally.