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75 Years of the Indian Health Industry and its contribution

75 Years if Independence

India is celebrating its 75 years of Independence this year. So, this makes it one of the best times to celebrate the 75 years of the Indian health and wellness industry. We dedicate this post to the Indian health industry and will discuss the contribution of the healthcare sector in India. 

The evolution of the healthcare sector from ancient times to the present is outstanding. Also, the pandemic played an important role here as more and more people started focusing on health and fitness. 

India and its contribution to the healthcare sector:

Yoga and Ayurveda were India’s “gift” to the world.

 Harsh Vardhan ( Former Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare. )
  1. Ayurveda: Hospitals have existed since ancient times, so the journey begins from there. The origin of Ayurveda is attributed to the Atharva Veda and mentions diseases and their treatments. Ayurveda includes the use of herbs and medicinal plants for healing purposes. The trend continues and the ancient practice is also recognized by many other countries. The Indian health and wellness industry is worth 49,000 crores (2021) and is gaining popularity for its contribution to making India fit and healthy.

To promote the practice, the government of India established the Ministry of AYUSH(Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy) in the Year 2014. Also, the travelers are focusing on the destinations offering wellness experiences like- Kerala, Karnataka, and Goa, to name a few. Thus, the Medical Tourism sector is to increase at a CAGR of 21.1% from 2020-27. 

The World Health Organization(WHO) chose India to set up a traditional medicine center to bolster research, training, and awareness of the Ayurveda. The role of Ayurveda increased during the COVID pandemic, and AYUSH suggested the intake of Kadhas/herbs for better immunity. The contribution of Ayurveda to health, tourism, and the economy from ancient times till the present is unprecedented. 

2. Yoga: Yoga means- join or unite. It is a mental, physical, and spiritual practice that promotes the overall well-being of an individual. Yoga has roots in ancient texts like Vedas, Upnishads, and the Bhagavadgita. From ancient times till the present yoga has served its purpose well and is practiced almost everywhere. In the yogic lore, the Shiva is seen as the first yogi or Adiyogi.

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, proposed June 21 be recognized as an International Yoga Day in the Year 2014( in his UN address). Since 2015, the world has celebrated the day annually. Yoga is indeed a gift that India gave to the world and a perfect form of exercise that helps the mind and body. 

3. Meditation: Meditation(dhyana) has many benefits to offer and addresses mental health issues like stress, anxiety, and depression, to name a few. The practice originated in the ancient Vedic times of India and is mentioned in Vedic texts. 

Meditation is gaining popularity because of its ability to improve mental health, especially with changing lifestyles. Just like physical exercise strengthens your body, meditation strengthens the mind by improving attention, concentration, and decision-making. So, start with small sessions of guided meditations. 

4. Indian herbs and spices: India is famous for its spices and other delicacies. Also, the country is famous for its masala trade(spice trade). Spices like cardamom, turmeric, black pepper, etc., are famous for their culinary and health purpose. The herbs are used in Indian kitchens since ancient times and have effects on human health as well. 

India produces a large number of spices that not only enhance the taste of the food but also work as a great source of iron, calcium, and other antioxidants. Their journey from the kitchen to the clinic is remarkable. Indian diversity offers a plethora of dishes made using different spices. Try including them in your food and increase the health benefits with taste. 


The Indian healthcare sector will continue to grow and has the potential to reach USD 372 Billion in 2022. The sector not only contributes to overall health and wellbeing but also is a major source of revenue and employment. 

India’s contribution to the world is incredible as it provides solutions to modern problems. 

Let the best reach the world and follow the principle of- Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam(The World Is One Family).

75 years of Indian Independence

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  • Reply
    Anu Sharma
    August 15, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    That’s great. Wish you a very happy independence day. Proud to be an Indian and will definitely contribute in its growth.

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    Ranjeeta Nath Ghai
    August 28, 2022 at 12:33 am

    India’s medical tourism is on the rise due to its best doctors and the expertise we offer. According to a recent report, the number of medical tourists coming to India is expected to grow by 30% in the next five years. This is good news for the Indian economy as medical tourism is a lucrative industry. It is estimated that medical tourists spend an average of $5,000 per trip. This means that the industry is worth billions of dollars.

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    Alpana Deo
    August 28, 2022 at 1:49 am

    India should be proud to gift Yoga to the rest of the world. Today, it has world best doctor. With the growth in health industry and having a technical support, India has a bright future in coming years.

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    sandy n vyjay
    August 30, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Though India has been independent for 75 years, its contribution to the health sector goes back thousands of years ago. Ayurveda and Yoga are well-known gifts of India to the world. But so also many other concepts of medicine have their origins in ancient India, including plastic surgery.

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    Meenakshi Kaur
    August 30, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Wish you a very happy independence day too. I’m Proud to be an Indian and will definitely contribute in its growth. I love the way you explained everything ❤️

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    August 31, 2022 at 12:57 am

    This is an amazing post about healthcare in the country
    You have done extensive research and the article is well thought out
    Thank you for sharing this

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    August 31, 2022 at 4:00 am

    I agree India produces large amout of spices which helps in medicinal use. Ayurveda and Yoga is now there all over the world.

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    August 31, 2022 at 5:44 am

    Wow! didn’t realise these until I read them and come to think about it again. It’s really a great gift to the world and now being enjoyed by everyone who would love to live life to its fullest naturally. Thank you for this!

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    Sweety Joshi
    August 31, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Ayurveda and yoga are the greatest gift to the world from India! I strongly agree and believe that The rituals and spiritual practices of Indians effecting foreigners in a very positive way.

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    August 31, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    To be very honest, indian herbs and spices are remedy to lot of problems and special skin-cares and healthcare. Yoga mediation helps to maintain the life balance ❤️

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    Manisha Garg
    August 31, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    Nothing gives more pleasure than seeing our country’s contributions. Yoga and meditation has immense benefits. Indian Healthcare shows us the importance to follow a simple lifestyle for both physical and mental well-being.

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    Shayosree Saha
    September 2, 2022 at 10:21 am

    India has made a huge development towards it’s health, now a days people are really thoughtful about their health and this blog post will be more helpful also not to forget we are still leading in terms of spices 😍

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