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 About the Association

The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) is an apex body in India under the Ministry of Ayush for the formulation, coordination, development, and promotion of research on scientific lines in Ayurveda and Sowa-Rigpa systems of medicine. The origin of the council dates back to the year 1962 when the erstwhile Central Council for Ayurvedic Research was established as an Advisory body. Since then it is engaged in a wide range of activities in the domains of Ayurveda research including clinical research, medicinal plant research, pharmacological research, drug standardization, quality control, and quality assurance, pharmacological research, development of scientific tools and methods in Ayurveda, research-oriented public health care services, pharmaco-epidemiology studies, revival and retrieval of ancient medical documents and more. The activities are carried out through the efficient network of 30 institutes across the country and also through collaborative studies with various academic and research institutes, universities, and hospitals in India and abroad.

  About the Journal

Journal of Research Drug in Ayurvedic Sciences (JDRAS) is a peer-reviewed, print + online Quarterly journal. open access, UGC-CARE listed official publication of Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), New Delhi. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.jdrasccras.com. It is a multidisciplinary platform for publication of research in Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Siddha, Homeopathy fields including interdisciplinary health sciences. JDRAS is primarily devoted to research in Ayurveda, the Indian traditional health care system. The journal has been published online since 2017 and has constantly contributed through publishing evidence based research works on traditional Indian systems of medicine. The thrust area for publication includes safety and efficacy studies, Drug development and Pharmaceutical Research in Ayurveda (Dravyaguna, Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana etc.), Fundamental and Applied aspects of Drug Research in Ayurveda, Phytochemistry, Quality Control and Drug Standardization including Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology/Toxicology Research, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Local Health Traditions (LHTs/ Folk Medicine/Ethno-Medicine), Medicinal Plant Research (Medico-Ethno Botanical Survey and Cultivation of Medicinal Plants) etc.

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  Scope of the journal

The Journal publishes editorials, original articles, case studies, review articles, research articles, correspondence, book reviews, etc. pertaining to Drug Research with special emphasis on Ayurveda in the following areas:

  • Drug development and Pharmaceutical Research in Ayurveda (Dravyaguna, Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana etc.)
  • Fundamental and Applied aspects of Drug Research in Ayurveda
  • Phytochemistry, Quality Control and Drug Standardization including Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology Research
  • Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Local Health Traditions (LHTs/ Folk Medicine/Ethno-Medicine)
  • Medicinal Plant Research (Medico-Ethno Botanical Survey and Cultivation of Medicinal Plants)
  • Any other areas of related field etc.

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