Ayurveda Facilities in Nepal
by Dr Narayan Shrestha, Ayurveda Practitioner, Central Ayurveda Hospital, Naradevi, Kathmandu.
The History of Ayurveda medicine in Nepal dates back to more than 400 years.
All Ayurveda facilities in Nepal are managed by the Department of Ayurveda, which comes under The Ministry of Health.
The Central Ayurveda Hospital is a 118 bed facility located in Naradevi, Kathmandu.
An Ayurveda Hospital and College is located in Kirtiput, near Kathmandu. It is also a research and training centre.
Sinha Darvar Vaidhyakhana Vikas Samiti is a Government owned manufacturing plant. It is used for extracting essential oils from Herbs and Spices for the manufacture of Ayurveda medicine. It is located in Anam Nagar, Kathmandu.
Dang Regional Ayurveda Hospital in the mid-western region of Nepal is a 30 bed facility.
There are 14 zone level Ayurveda clinics.
There are 61 district level Ayurveda Health centres.
There are 214 Ayurveda dispensaries in 75 districts.
There are two main suppliers of Ayurveda medicine in Nepal; these are Indian firms: Himalayan, and Durbar.
The Government owned facility in Anam Nagar has expansion plans to become a more aggressive domestic supplier, and is also looking to address the export market.
The Choudhary Group (one of the largest private conglomerates in Nepal) has recently entered the field, with a firm known as “CG Ayurveda”. It is also a manufacturer and supplier of Ayurveda Medicines.