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Business Potential in Ayurvedic industry for Entrepreneurs
The Industry in India
About 20000 units are involved in this field amounting to about Rs.50 Billion in Market Size. In the Ayurveda sector, the main players include Dabur, Himalayas, Zandu, Baidyanath.
Almost 60% Indian Population depends on this system of health Care.
Indian Planning Commission estimates massive potential increases in this export volume, to Rs. 30 billion by 2005 and to Rs. 100 billion by 2010 (Planning Commission 2000).Germany, UK, France, Switzerland, Japan and USA are major importers of Indian medicinal plant products.
In India, there are  about 250 000 registered medical practitioners of the Ayurvedic system  as compared to about 700 000 of the modern medical system. Traditional medicines are governed by the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940 and the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules of 1945.
Solvent Extraction & Super critical Fluid Extraction are done to manufacture the Extracts
World Trade in Traditional Medicines
World Market for Traditional Health Care products based on Medicinal Plants is estimated to be around USD 80 Billion and expected to grow at the rate of 20% per year.
Medicinal Plants having great Demand
AONLA(Emblica officinalis Gaertn), ASWAHAGANDHA (Withania somnifera Dunal), ASHOKA (Saraca asoca  DC Wild.),ATIS (Aconitum heterophyllum Wall),BAIBERANG (Embelia ribes Burm. F),BAEL (Aegle marmelos L.Corr.),BRAHMI(Bacopa monnieri L),CHANDAN (Santalum album Linn),CHIRATA (Swertia chirata syn. S.Chirata Buch - Ham.),

 GILOE (Tinospora cordifolia wild miers, ex hook), GUGGAL (Commiphora wightii (Arn) Bhandari), INDIAN BARBERY (Berberis aristata DC), ISABGOL(Plantago Ovata Forsk), JATAMANSI (Nardostachys jatamansi De),KALMEGH (Andrographis paniculata)
KATKI (Picrohiza Kurroa Royle ex Benth), KOKUM (Garcinia indica Linnacus),KERTH (Saussurea lappa), LIQORICE (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn),LONG PEPPER (Piper longum Linn), MADHUNASHINI (Gymnema sylvestre R. Br),SATAVARI (Asparagus racemosus Willd),SHANKAPUSHPI (Convolvulus pluricaulis), SAFED MUSLI (Chlorophytum borivillanum),SENNA (Cassia angustifolia vahi)

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Imports & Exports (India)

India is one of the major exporters of crude drugs mainly to the six developed countries, viz. USA, Germany, France, Switzerland, UK and Japan.

Imports  of Chirata and other Himalayan medicinal plant crude drugs come from Nepal and Bhutan, Oleoresin gugul from Pakistan, Liquorice from Afghanistan, Banshalochan from Singapore. Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), Nutmeg mace (Myristica fragrence aril), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Kapurkachri (Hedychium spicatum) and Patang (Caesalpinia sappan) are the other raw materials partially imported to fulfill the requirement.

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