Profile of Shyama Rajagopal
What qualifies as an Ayurvedic medicine? How are they tested? How are new ones allowed? The core pharmacological questions open up a Pandora’s box of doubts and complexities.
Ayurveda presents a fascinating but complex story of evolution. It has embraced modernity patchily, and perhaps not enough in the right processes. Especially with safety concerns.
What counts as an Ayurvedic medicine? The classical canon is still robust in living practice. But there’s also a plethora of new ‘proprietary’ brands. Are they really ‘Ayurvedic’?
We have “never claimed any cure for Covid-19”, say the real Ayurveda experts. But it’s a real cusp for medical knowledge—even if integration poses vast, profound challenges.