Mahatma Gandhi had rightfully said, “That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake”. The profession of a doctor is regarded as one of the most noble jobs as he dedicates his life to the service of his patients. Doctors who were originally known a ‘vaid’ in olden times refer to a person who cures using herbs. This system of treating was famously known as Ayurvedic medicines. However, In this modern world, Ayurvedic medicines and its therapeutic techniques have gained much popularity. A product like Branolia, made out of Brahmi is regarded as a memory enhancer and is used by students of all age group. Similarly, a product from Branolia Chemical Works, Livonia, helps improve the liver function.
An Ayurvedic medicine doctor is one who treats the human body with herbal medicines. It is a system of traditional medicine which was practiced in the Indian Subcontinent and is generally practiced as a form of alternative medicine.
Career Description –
Ayurvedic medicine doctors are known for alternative medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of diseases and ailments. The basic thought behind the ayurvedic medicine is that a human body is made up of five elements – air, fire, water, earth and space and Ayurveda stands for ‘knowledge of life’. Ayurvedic medicine doctors treat with the surrounding knowledge of life. With the increase in stress level, changes in lifestyles, the rise in diseases which are caused by pollution, and adulterated food. Ayurvedic medicine is considered as one of the best possible treatment in these circumstances.
Job Prospects –
There is a huge scope for those who are envisaging on joining this field. Ayurvedic medicine has found a place for itself in the western world as a Complementary and Alternative medicine in the USA. Research practices on Ayurvedic medicines are presently being carried around in over 100 colleges in India and about 20 colleges in the USA. All hospitals whether private or government employ Ayurvedic medicine doctors. A qualified Ayurvedic medicine doctor can earn somewhere between RS 30,000/- to Rs 50,000/-.Private practices, however, are more flourishing in nature and are solely depending on the goodwill and skill of the doctor.
Eligibility Criterion –
BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) is an undergraduate degree program in old and ancient Ayurvedic medical system. A person needs to pass his 10+2 years of education to join this course. Interested students will have to clear an entrance test to study this course which is conducted by both the state governments and independent bodies.
Places to Study in India – The top places to study Ayurvedic medicine in India are:
a) Shri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh
b) Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
c) Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
d) JB Roy State Medical College, Kolkata
e) Ayurvedic Medical College, Kolhapur
f) State Ayurvedic College of Lucknow
g) Shri Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur
Ayurvedic medicines require a lot of hard work and dedication. A person needs to put in a lot of commitment, concentration and should also have a working knowledge of Sanskrit. Many pharma companies in India are working on developing a line of ayurvedic medicine.
Branolia Chemical Works has developed various products like Branolia, a tonic with the power of Brahmi to enhance the brain power. Kulerron, an antidote against iron deficiency, Bitocough, Livonia, and Bellytone are other products that have been developed using herbs by Branolia Chemical Works.