The Indo-Iran pact in the field of traditional systems of medicine will go a long way in the promotion of Ayurveda globally. According to an official release, the Cabinet on Thursday has given its nod to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two countries.
According to reports, the pact will enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the areas of traditional systems of medicine. This will be of immense importance to both countries considering their shared cultural heritage.
Ayurveda is recognized in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Mauritius. The only European country that has recognized Ayurveda is Hungary, though, of late, short-term courses on Ayurveda has started in countries such as the UK, USA and Australia.
Expressing his happiness over the development, Dr David Frawley, in a tweet, stated: “India has better preserved Unnani or older Islamic medicine than any other country, while Ayurveda is the basis of most South Asia medical systems, including Tibetan medicine. Traditional medicine has its greatest heritage and support in India.”
India and Iran are home to rare medicinal plants which are frequently used in traditional medicines. Besides, Iran has endorsed the status of India as a true leader in the field of traditional systems of medicine.