Two important drugs developed by CCRAS have been commercialized recently: Shripad Naik

New Delhi: The Central Government has set up four Research Councils, namely Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) and Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) which are involved in research activities, inter-alia including development of new Medicines.

The Council-wise details of completed projects on drug (Medicine) developed during last three years and current year are as below:

(i) CCRAS: Drugs by the name AYUSH 82 (for Type II Diabetes Mellitus) and AYUSH SG (for rheumatoid arthritis) have been commercialized.

(ii) CCRS: Drug namely D5 Chooranam has been filed patent (for Diabetes Mellitus).

(iii) CCRH: Drugs developed in Homoeopathy are as follows:-

1. Coleus forskohlii

2. Catharanthus roseus

3. Cyclosporinum

4. Azathioprium

5. Buxus sempervirens

6. Cynara scolymus

7. Persea americana

8. Withania somnifera

(iv) CCRUM: Patents have been filed for five Unani drugs on filariasis, hepatitis, ulcer, vitiligo and malaria. In addition to above, the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) also conducts research for development of herbal drugs and formulations. CSIR has developed BGR-34 for diabetes, Risorine for tuberculosis and Anti-arthritis formulation for osteoarthritis.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri ShripadYesso Naik in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.