Experts call for India, UK tie-up to promote Ayurveda

London: Experts have called for India and the UK to work together to promote ancient medical science Ayurveda which is “free of any side-effects”.

“The western world is fighting with its back to the wall. Due to dangerous side-effects of chemicals, they have no option but to turn to Ayurveda… India and the UK must work together on promoting Ayurveda,” said Shahnaz Husain, pioneer and leader of Ayurvedic beauty movement in India.

She was speaking as the ‘Special Guest’ at a conference on ‘Ayurveda- a Power for Health & Beauty’organised by the High Commission of India in the UK at India House, London, recently.

International cosmetic empires (are)pumping billions of dollars into a hysterically mad cosmetic industry, selling youth & dreams in bottled jars……. The human race is using chemicals for beauty, which is a very dangerous trend. That is why I have dedicated my life to Ayurveda, replacing chemicals with herbs and plant power,” she said.

Representatives of the Kerala-based Kairali Ayurvedic Group and Dr Tanuja Nesari of the All India Institute of Ayurveda, Delhi, also addressed the conference, focusing on efforts of Indian government to popularise Ayurveda across the globe.

Indian High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanashyam observed many countries already started adopting Ayurveda for health and beauty care needs. “The Government of India is collaborating with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to promote our traditional system of healing across the globe,” she said.

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