A two-day symposium on “Role of Herbal Formulations in Improvement of Women’s Health” was organised in Oriental College of Pharmacy, Sanpada, on September 6.
The event was sponsored and supported by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi; Charak Pharma Pvt Ltd and Oriental Education Society, Mumbai.
Ayurveda places a great importance in preserving the natural health and balance of women. It is crucial that the modern woman regains her shakti and balance, by aligning her mind-body spirit with the rhythms of the nature. The traditional medicines system also holds a great promise for treatment of women-related disorders.
The main objective behind this symposium was to spread awareness among the scientific masses about ayurvedic options and advanced formulations aspects of indigenous herbal medication and its role in improvement of womens’ health.
Pharmacy research scholars, students of ayurvedic colleges, pharmacists and industry scientists attended this symposium.
Keynote speaker was Dr Ashok DB Vaidya, known as a father of reverse pharmacology and research director of Kasturba Health Society, Mumbai.
Dr HL Bhalla, known as a father of pharmacy, also graced the occasion. Other eminent speakers were Dr Jayashree Joshi, Kasturba Health Society Medical research centre; Dr Vandana Patravale, Institute of Chemical
Technology, Matunga; Dr Hanumanth Rao Palep, chairman of Dr Palep’s
Medical Research Foundation; Dr Milind Patil, managing director and medical advisor, Charak Pharma,
Mumbai; Dr KS Laddha, Institute of Chemical Technology and Dr Supriya Bhalerao, in-charge, Ayurvedic Research, Interactive Research School for Health Affairs.
As per organising secretary, Dr Munira M Momin, these type of symposiums explore the many facets of Ayurvedic knowledge, therapies, nanotechnology-based herbal formulations and clinical trial aspect of herbal formulations with respect to women- related disorders such as cervical cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome, cosmeceuticals.