Thousands of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani drug manufacturers in the country have now to change their decades old brand names as the Ayush department has banned the use of any prefix or suffix with the name of all licensed Ayurveda, siddha and unani medicines.
The Ayush department’s sudden action in this regard comes following a decision to this effect by The Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Drugs Technical Advisory Board. The government wanted to discourage the drug manufacturers from mimicking the names of these drugs.
At present, many companies are already selling some of these products by their original names under their umbrella brand. For instance, Zandu, apart from selling variants like Sona Chandi Chyawanprash, also sells Zandu Chyawanprash and Zandu Kesari Jivan. Similarly, Dabur sells Dabur Chyawanprash as a standalone product. Now the manufacturers have to remove the suffix and prefix like these from their products. They should use only the product name as mentioned in authoritative texts.