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Blending Text, Tradition, and Science to rediscover Ayurveda

AVP Research Foundation (AVPRF), a pioneer Ayurveda research institute in Coimbatore, India, is revolutionizing the healthcare industry by taking successful measures to reestablish Ayurveda in mainstream healthcare. AVPRF has put forth a lot of effort into doing in-depth multi-disciplinary and collaborative research in Ayurveda. We have developed innovative and effective Ayurveda disease management protocols and formulations for personalized and holistic Ayurveda therapy. To make practise based Evidence in Ayurveda healthcare solutions available to the general public, we have established specialty Ayurveda clinics and extensive community outreach programs globally.

Rather than force-fitting Ayurveda into modern research approaches, AVPRF works to develop appropriate research methodologies that address the complexity of Ayurvedic treatments that seek to integrate the individual’s body, mind, and soul to promote healing. AVP Research Foundation is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. AVPRF is a subsidiary of The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore) Ltd. AVPRF also provides specialized Ayurveda education and actively conducts Ayurveda text-based learning conferences and workshops.

Milestones and Genesis of AVP Research Foundation

1977 - Launch of research on Efficacy of Ayurvedic Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis a collaborative project with WHO-ICMR.
International Institute of Ayurveda was inaugurated by Sri. NeelamSanjeeva Reddy, the then President of India, in the year 1980 under AVR Educational Foundation of Ayurveda, the Educational and Research Institution, promoted by The AryaVaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore) Limited.
December 1980 Launched research projects on Efficacy of Certain Ayurvedic Drugs on Epilepsy.
April 1981 Launched Project on Efficacy of the Controversial Drug ‘Sankupushpi’ on the kindled brain and on Central Nervous System.
In 1982, Ancient Science of Life, the first journal in Ayurveda was launched

AVTAR was established in June 2003 with the aim of streamlining the various research activities of the AVP Group and to provide the research support to position Ayurveda globally as a credible system of health care.
2003 - 2008 PICRC Grant from National Institutes of Health, USA - Study done in collaboration between University of Washington, Seattle and The Ayurvedic Trust in association with University of California. Los Angeles.

In 2005, the Department of AYUSH facilitated the implementation of the RUDRA (Random Uninterrupted Documentation for Retrospective Analysis) program with software support for reporting outcomes of clinical practice in National Institutes of Ayurveda. It is currently implemented in eight Ayurvedic institutions including National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur and Institute of Post Graduate Training and Research, Jamnagar.

In 2008, the Coconut Development Board awarded a grant to develop medicinal formulations based on coconut oil.

In 2010, the first ever comprehensive online database and search tool for research articles published in the field of Ayurveda was launched known as DHARA (Digital Helpline for Ayurveda Research Articles)

In 2011, AyuNikandu, an educational software with contents from Nikandus (Lexicons) in Ayurveda was launnched.
In 2011, Ayutexts, an online database of Ayurveda Classical texts in searchable format was launched. The databases facilitate digitization with data mining capacity.

In 2012, AVTAR was upgraded to constitute AVP Research Foundation and was registered as Section 8 Company.
In 2012, Coconut Development Board upgraded the project to develop lipolysis formulation to treat metabolic disorders related to Obesity.

In 2013, Ayugana, educational software with contents of ganas refered in the classical texts of Ayurveda was released. Ayuscribe, a digital prescription software was released and Ayupharma, a digital educational software with details of formulations and its ingredients was released.

In 2014, Carakagana, an educational software with ganas in the Caraka Samhita was launced, Ayuprakriti, a software that predicts your prakirti based on content in classical textbooks of Ayurveda was released. Ayunidana, a software that predicts probable diagnosis based on symptoms was launched.

In 2017, - Ancient Science of Life was indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index of Web of Science.
In 2017, Ministry of AYUSH granted study on Validation of Wound healing activity of Jatyadi Thailam jointly to AVP Research Foundation and Avinashilingam University under Extra Mural Research Scheme

In 2018, Ayurveda Biology was launched as optional paper for life sciences students in Sri Krishna Arts & Science College as per norms of Bharathiyar University.
In 2018, Project launched in collaboration with University of Latvia a project on creating a dictionary of Ayurveda in Latvian language.

In 2019, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute approved the launch of Department of Ayurveda Biology in association with AVP Research Foundation.
In 2019, Ministry of AYUSH grants a Multi-Centric ‘Randomized controlled study’ to study efficacy of classical Ayurveda on management of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

In 2020, Ministry of AYUSH grants funds for First-ever clinical trial on Management of Diabetes with Ayurveda outside India. This study is on efficacy of customized Ayurveda Therapy on Type II Diabetes in collaboration with University of Latvia under International Cooperation Scheme.
In 2020, Ministry of AYUSH grants funds for Clinical Research on Management of Covid-19 through Classical Ayurveda.

Speciality Clinics in AVP Research Foundation

ayurveda eye treatment
ayurveda gynec treatment
ayurveda child treatment
ayurveda piles treatment

ayurveda diabetes treatment
ayurveda pain treatment
ayurveda covid treatment
ayurveda general

Personalized Ayurvedic Treatment

Personalized medicine is a paradigm that has existed for as long as people have been practicing medicine. From Charaka to Hippocrates, everyone has used a customized approach to treat a broad spectrum of diseases. Prakriti-based medicine can play a pivotal role in this changing scenario of the global health management system through effective integration of omics. Ayurveda is built on the three pillars of Prakriti-based medicine namely ahara (diet), vihara (lifestyle), and aushadhi (medication), ultimately making Ayurveda a comprehensive and integrated system of medicine.

Prakriti-based medicine and other traditional medical systems in Ayurveda have the ability to provide solutions to a range of complex medical conditions. One of the noted among the Prakriti-based medicine is the Panchakarma treatment. Panchakarma treatment is an Ayurvedic treatment classified as an elimination or purgation therapy. An intensive and purifying course of treatment is offered in our Panacharkarma treatment center in Coimbatore, India at its highest quality. Panchakarma consists of five types of treatment to cleanse the body of toxins, restoring it to a state of purity and balance.

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