Coimbatore: A university in Latvia has entered into an agreement with a city-based pharmacy and Ministry of AYUSH to introduce short-term courses in Ayurveda.

Professor Valdis Pirags of University of Latvia told reporters that many people in foreign countries were switching over to Ayurveda, seeking solutions to chronic problems.

Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (AVP) Managaing Director P R Krishnakumar said he had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Seetharaman and made a representation to promote Ayurvedic medicine.

Krishnakumar said due to efforts taken by the AVP in Europe, collaborative research had been taken up in the field of diabetes, other metabolic disorders and in duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder causing muscle weakness.

Director of Swiss Ayurveda Medical Academy Simone Hunzikar, who was also present, said there was a need to bring in regulation in countries to permit Ayurvedic medicine in health care sector.

The acceptance level in many counties was very high in recent times considering the fact that Ayurveda can cure chronic ailments with traditional formulation of medicine, she said.

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