Celebrating an epochal 70 - The Hindu

Celebrating an epochal 70 - The Hindu


P K Warrier
This refers to the report
“Celebrating an epochal 70”(May 11, 2015). Perhaps the best way people of
Kerala and lovers and beneficiaries of Aayurveda
the world over could honour Dr P K Warrier on the occasion of his
celebrating the Saptati of his
stewardship of The Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal would be to listen to the
concerns and wishes expressed by him on May 1, 1994 in the Preface to the
English edition of Chikitsa Sangraham (Authored
by Vaidyaratnam P S Varier, founder of Arya Vaidya Sala) and take forward the
initiatives already taken by him to realise his vision. He wrote:
“Though preliminary steps
are already on for the large scale cultivation of herbs in a scientific manner,
it is high time that the Government and private agencies urgently make efforts
in this direction.
It is a happy augury that
many new projects are being formulated by the Government for the development of
Ayurveda. But it cannot be forgotten that there are many regulations that
handicap the manufacture and distribution of medicines. Due to the general
restrictions on Narcotics, it has become almost impossible to get drugs like
hemp (Ganja) and opium, necessary for the manufacture of some Ayurvedic
medicines at proper times and adequate quantities and so we have been forced to
discontinue the manufacture of some medicines.
It has already been
stated that due to the unprincipled clearance of forests, the growth of herbs
is diminishing. It is to be feared that if this trend continues, production of
medicines will be handicapped, however much science may progress. We therefore
entreat the Government to pay attention to this matter. The public and their
representatives must realise this, and press the Government to adopt
appropriate remedial measures.”

G Warrier,


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