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Who can manufacture Ayurvedic medicine?

Ayurvedic medicine can be manufactured only by a firm/company having valid ayurvedic manufacturing license which is issued by state ayush department. So if you want to manufacture ayurvedic medicine then first you need to take ayurvedic manufacturing license and have to fulfill its requirement i.e. 1200 sq feet area, two technical person will be required - one for manufacturing and one as analytical chemist and will require machinery, product approval for the products you want to manufacture.  So, when you fulfill all formalities, after that you can start manufacturing of ayurvedic medicines. Want to know more about ayurvedic sector click here

Difference between Food Supplements and Ayurvedic Medicines

Difference between Food Supplements and Ayurvedic Medicines:

Food supplements and ayurvedic medicine are different things...


Food Supplements:

A food supplement is a product that are food or part of food or herbs/spices or specific component of food such as vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids with health and medicinal benefits.

Ayurvedic Medicines:

An Ayurvedic Medicines is a medicine that are prepared from foods or herbs or minerals or their extract under ayurvedic manufacturing license for specific medical condition or treatment.


Food Supplements:

These can't use or claim to prevent, cure or diagnose any diseases or health conditions as these are not considered as medicine.

Ayurvedic Medicines:

These can be used to prevent and cure for any disease or health conditions as these are considered as medicine.

Regulatory Authority:

Food Supplements:

These are controlled under food act and regulated by FSSAI. All licenses and registrations are issued by FSSAI.

Ayurvedic Medicines:

It is regulated under Drug and Cosmetic Act and licenses are issued by State AYUSH department...

Visualized packaging difference:

Food Supplements:

Food Logo should be mentioned at food products for example green logo for Vegetarian source and Brown logo for non-vegetarian source used for making any food supplement.

Ayurvedic Medicines:

Visually there will be mention of An Ayurvedic Medicine at all ayurvedic products.

Tax Categories:

Food Supplements:

Food Supplements fall under 18% gst category...

Ayurvedic Medicines:

Ayurvedic medicines fall under 5% and 12% gst category. Classical ayurvedic medicines fall under 5% and patent proprietary ayurvedic medicines fall under 12% gst category. Ayurvedic cosmetics fall under 18% gst category.


Food Supplements:

These are just taken to supplement or reinforce the need for nutrients like vitamins and minerals.

Ayurvedic Medicines:

These are taken for prevention and useful in treating medical conditions.


Food Supplements:

For manufacturing, marketing, distribution, retailing and all businesses of food supplements require license and registration from FSSAI.

Ayurvedic Medicines:

For manufacturing of ayurvedic medicine, there is requirement of manufacturing license from state AYUSH department. For sale and purchase of ayurvedic medicine don't require any license.

Products type

Food Supplements:

Products Includes:
  • Multivitamin & multi mineral preparations
  • Protein Powders
  • Anti-oxidants and Anti-aging
  • Enzymes and Digestive preparations
  • and much more

Ayurvedic Medicines:

Products includes
  • Liver tonic
  • Stone removing preparations
  • Uterine Tonic
  • Pain and ortho management preparations etc

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