Unravelling the science behind Ayurved (E)
In this episode, let’s understand the science behind Ayurveda, by taking an inside look at the success story of Patanjali Ayurved Limited, Haridwar. Today there is the mainstreaming of Ayurved! Swami Ramdev who through Patanjali Ayurved has made Ayurved and its products very acceptable to Indians and the world. Ayurved is an ancient form keeping the human body fit using traditional principles of healing. We take a close look at the R&D facilities that develop herbal medicine and how quality control is practised. Are there tests done to prove some of the products? Does the use of heavy metals in Ayurvedic medicine cause any harm or how is the toxicity blunted? Patanjali Food and Herbal Park at Haridwar is the main production facility operated by Patanjali Ayurved. Reports suggest that the company has a production capacity of ₹35,000 crore (equivalent US$5.3 billion in 2019) and is in the process of expanding to a capacity to ₹60,000 crore.