THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A traditional ayurveda practitioner from Kozhikode got patent for his herbal composition which has proved effective against Rhabdovirus. Sivaraman Vaidyar, a traditional ayurveda practitioner from Thondayad, received the official information regarding the awarding of the patent two weeks ago from the Chennai office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. The recognition comes after the ayurvedic medicine was submitted for patent in 2008.
Sivaraman Vaidyar says that the medicine has been developed purely from herbs and he wants to make it available in the market for everyone.
Sivaraman Vaidyar claims that several persons, who suffered from dog bites, have been cured completely after they were treated using the herbal composition. The composition was invented, he claims, after 36 years of research and efforts.
“It is said that there is no effective medicine once the symptoms of rabies come to fore. But, normalcy can be regained if my medicine is given to the patients within 36 hours of incident,” said Sivaraman Vaidyar.
The traditional healer initiated the steps to patent his medicine after it was found to be effective in a large number of cases.
The Vaidyar added that the cost of the medicine is very low when compared to those which are presently widely used and prescribed by the physicians.
Claiming that the effectiveness of the medicine has been scientifically proved, the Vaidyar says that it was approved by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bengaluru.
Besides, according to him, permission to collect the herbs has been obtained from the National Biodiversity Authority.
The traditional healer has been approached by various pharmaceutical companies expressing interest to produce the medicine on industrial basis.
“I am yet to take a final decision. If I get a call from any government agency, priority will be given to such agencies,” he adds.