Indian Ayurveda is being stolen by the US: Ashali Varma

(Ashali Varma is a senior freelance journalist. This opinion piece first appeared in Times of India’s June 28 edition.)

Today, I visited one of the biggest retail stores in the US. You need a membership to get in and my son had one. I saw a huge cache of Ashwagandha , a very well-known Ayurvedic product. The product said it was good for stress and had a number of benefits for the body. I just could not believe my eyes. Here was a product from India, and as far as I could tell, it did not mention anything about our Ayurvedic sciences but was being sold in one of the biggest stores in the US …

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