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Time-Tested, Scientifically Verified Solutions
for the Health Problems of Our Time

Second International Ayurveda Congress

Ayurveda – The Pursuit of Health, Happiness and Long Life

through Prevention-oriented Health Care

1 – 3 April 2017, London

The Second International Ayurveda Congress, held in London from 1 to 3 April 2017, was organized by the All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi, the International Academy of Ayurved, Pune and the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, The Netherlands.

At the Congress, 300 delegates from 55 countries, including research scientists, doctors, and pharmacologists with expertise in Western and Ayurvedic medicine discussed scientific evidence on preventing disease, promoting longevity and alleviating specific conditions with Ayurveda.

Shripad Yesso Naik

Supported by the Ministry of AYUSH

His Excellency Shripad Yesso Naik, the Minister of AYUSH of the Government of India, responsible for the development and propagation of traditional medicine including Ayurveda in India and worldwide, led a high level delegation to the Congress.


Dr. Tony Nader

Message from the Patron of the International Ayurveda Congress

“We are delighted that this special Congress has brought so many leading experts in Ayurveda to London, and all of us are most honoured by the presence of India’s Minister for AYUSH, His Excellency, Shripad Yesso Naik.
Our principal aim is to bring Ayurveda into more widespread use worldwide, and to ease the pressure in modern health systems by adding a focus on the effective prevention of imbalance and disease.”
– Dr Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR

British MP Virendra Sharma announced to the Congress that an ‘Early Day Motion’ passed in the UK Parliament last October called for the integration of Ayurveda into the National Health Service. The motion is now supported by 30 members of the Houses of Commons and Lords. Mr Sharma is Chair of the ‘All-Party Parliamentary Group for Traditional Indian Sciences’, and was joined by Amarjeet Bhamra, the Secretary of the group.

Dr. Jose Saraiva Felipe, Former Minister of Health of Brazil, and now Secretary of the Interministerial Commission of Planning and Co-ordination, came to the Congress as part of a high level Latin American delegation. Dr Filipe said that the Congress of Brazil had recently passed legislation making Ayurveda and other natural health approaches available throughout the nation’s public health centres.

The Congress heard numerous top-level presentations on the application of Ayurveda to relieve major disorders, with remarkable results. These included summaries of Ayurvedic strategies to improve Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease, the effect of Ayurvedic approaches to optimize brain health, and personalized strategies for effective weight management; as well as the striking relevance of Ayurveda’s mind/body classifications and personalized approach to the emerging sciences of genomics and epigenetics.

At the end of the Congress, leaders of the three host Ayurvedic organizations, acting on behalf of the whole Congress, signed a Resolution recommending 10 action points to promote Ayurveda on a global scale.

The points include working with national, regional and local authorities in each country to support the application of Ayurvedic principles in daily life.

Congress Presidents

Devendra Triguna

Padmabhushan Vaidya

Devendra Triguna

President, All India

Ayurvedic Congress,

New Delhi, India

Prof. Subhash Ranade

Prof. Dr.

Subhash Ranade

Chairman, International

Academy of Ayurved,

Pune, India

Dr Rainer Picha

Dr. Rainer Picha


International Maharishi

AyurVeda Foundation,

The Netherlands


Saturday 1 April:

Morning – Plenary Session: Inauguration and opening ceremony with Guests of honour and prominent speakers – Time-Tested, Scientifically Verified Solutions for the Health Problems of Our Time

Afternoon – Parallel Sessions:

  1. Brain Health
  2. Cardiovascular disorders
  3. Youthfulness and Longevity; Genetics and Epigenetics

Plenary Session: Prominent speakers, Panel discussion and Q&A, Felicitations

Evening – Cultural Event – after dinner – MERU Concert – Finest of Indian Classical Musicians

Sunday 2 April:

Morning – Plenary Session: Opening remarks, prominent speakers – Time-Tested, Scientifically Verified Solutions for the Health Problems of Our Time

Afternoon – Parallel Sessions:

  1. Skin Health
  2. Women's Health
  3. Nutrition and Digestion; Lifestyle

Plenary Session: Panel discussion and Q&A; Felicitations; Summary and concluding remarks

Evening – after dinner – Thames River Evening Cruise

View detailed Schedule

Ayurveda for Everyone

Saturday & Sunday (10:00 am to 5:00 pm) - Public Talks and Health Fair

Monday 3 April:

Morning (9:00 am to 12:00 noon) - Establishing Ayurveda globally: strategy and planning with the Ministry of AYUSH and Ayurveda leaders from India and throughout the world.

Vegetarian Lunch (12:00 to 2:00 pm) - open to participants in morning and afternoon sessions

Afternoon (2:00 to 5:00 pm) - Global Maharishi AyurVeda Summit: strategy and planning with the leaders of Maharishi AyurVeda from all countries of the world. This session will be chaired by Dr Tony Nader, MD, PhD, Patron of the Congress.



All India Ayurvedic Congress

New Delhi, India


International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF)

Vlodrop, The Netherlands


International Academy of
Ayurved (IAA)

Pune, India


Affiliated Organisations

Logo Rosenberg

Birstein, Germany


Bell, Germany


Nassenfels, Germany

Logo DGA

Berlin, Germany


Berlin, Germany


Seelisberg, Switzerland