Ayurveda Department To Introduce New Laws
By Indika Sri Aravinda
The Ayurveda Department is to introduce new regulations to control the distribution of herbal, cosmetics and Ayurveda drugs to the market by manufacturers.
Ayurveda Commissioner Palitha Weerakoon said that the regulation was a requirement as poor quality Ayurveda products are being sold in the market.
He said that a draft document with the new regulation has been sent to the Attorney General’s Department.
Companies which import the Ayurveda products send them to the Cosmetic Devices and Drugs Regulatory Authority (CDDRA) for clearance.
However some products which are rejected by the CDDRA are still sold in the market with the Ayurveda tag, Weerakoon said.
He warned that using poor quality ayurveda products can have a serious effect on a person’s health.
Weerakoon said that there are over 100 types of Ayurveda products in the local market and once the new regulation takes effect every single product in the market will be re-checked for quality.
The Ayurveda commission hopes to work closely with the Cosmetic Devices and Drugs Regulatory Authority in this regard.