It seems that the AYUSH Ministry has finally woken up. It is set to begin clinical trials to check the effectiveness of four Ayurvedic herbs or formulations for treatment of coronavirus. This is great news. I hope to see the Aayush ministry funding clinical trials of many more ayurvedic formulations for various other conditions as well.
Traditional medicines and treatments must be validated scientifically.
Too many people dismiss traditional medicines, thinking that they are all pseudo sciences based on superstition, and probably unsafe. The only way for this to change is by backing up claims of their efficacy and safety with solid scientific evidence.
By conducting clinical trials, the AYUSH Ministry is, at last, taking steps towards making Indian traditional medicine as acceptable forms of treatment in India and abroad, which was the whole point of setting up the Ministry in the first place.