Access to Low Cost Medicines

Production and sale of Ayurvedic medicines

To address the issue of the escalating cost of medicines and to provide drugs with no side-effects, especially for chronic diseases, Lok Swasthya SEWA established an Ayurvedic medicines manufacturing unit in 2005.
 

The main objectives behind initiating this activity were:

  • To provide traditional medicines which are effective cures for many diseases. SEWA members have been long using the medicinal plants against various diseases.
  • To provide employment and income to the SEWA members as these traditional medicines can be made locally by women.
  • To provide medicines at affordable prices as the prices are kept low in comparison to the products available in the market.

The unit is licensed by the Government of Gujarat and run under the supervision of a fully qualified Ayurvedic doctor (Vaid). The unit produces 25 formulations which are marketed by our health workers. They also earn from the sale of these medicines. By the year end of 2010, more than Rs. 17 lakh worth of Ayurvedic medicines have been sold.

The products manufactured by the Lok Swasthya Mandali are:

No Product Name Size MRP
(Rs.)
Use Contents Products
1 Amrut Balm 10 gm
25 gm
12
30
Headache, Fever, Body ache, cough and common cold. Menthol, Camphor, Ajwayan tail,
Nilgiri tail, Taj Tail, etc.
2 Arshil Churna 50 gm 60 Piles, fissures, fistula, hemorrhoid, etc. Marich, Sunth, Chitrak,
Haritaki, Nagkeshar, Karanj,
Indrajav, Sindhav, etc.
3 Arshil Cream 10 gm 35 Piles, fissures, fistula, hemorrhoid, etc. Neem beej, Rasvanti,
Haldi, Chitrak,
Shu. Tankankhar,
Shu. Raskarpoor,
Camphor, Tal tail, etc.
4 Astha cough syrup 100 ml 50 Cough and cold, dyspnea, Broncitis. Extract of:- Trikatu,
Jethimadh, Tulsi,
Ardusi, Behda,
Kantakari, and Shu.tankankhar,
Menthol, In Strawberry flavour.
5 Balamrut prash 15 ml 100 General tonic for child and Pregnant women. Ext. of Brahmi,
Vacha, Shankhapushpi, Bala,
Chitrak, Manjistha,
Triphala, Honey,
Swarna bhasma, etc.
6 B-Well Syrup 200 ml 130 Debility,weakness, low immune,power Praval pisti,
godanti bhasma,
kasis bhasma,
swarnamakshik bhasma
7 Citrona gel 15 gm - Mosquito Repellant Lemon grass oil.
8 Dayasafe churna 100 gm 100 For Diabetes. Mamejvo, Amla,
Haldi, Daruhaldi,
Karela, Jambubeej,
Guduchi, Gokshur,
Neem beej, etc.
9 Keshamrut Hair oil 100 ml - To Reduce hair fall, hair nourishment and increase hair, baldness, improve hair growth. Til oil, Coconut oil,
Dhaturpatra oil,
Gunjadi tail
processed with
Bhringraj, Brahmi,
Amla, Neem,
Japa, Methol, Camphore.
10 Nikhar face pack 20 gm
50 gm
-
60
Improve face smoothness, remove acne and pimple. Arjun, Chandan,
Ghodavaj, Haldi,
Lodhra, Multani
mitti, Dhanyak.
11 Rahat churna 20 gm
50 gm
-
60
Eczema, itching, ring worm, white patches. Neem chhal,
Neem pan,
Neem beej, Manjistha,
Triphala, Khadir,
Senna, Bavchi,
Shu.Gandhak,etc.
12 Rahat skin cream 10 gm 30 Eczema, itching,
ring worm,
white patches,
burning sensation,
remove stretch mark.
Bavchi, Shu.Gandhak, Shu.Sindur, Shu.Tankankhar, Shu.Kampilak, Shu.Raskarpoor, Shu.Mrudashringak, Shu.Girisindur, etc.
13 Saral massage oil 100 ml
50 ml
100
55
Muscular pain and spasm, body ache, back pain, headache, joint pain. Balamool, Nirgundi,
Lahsun, Sarsav oil,
Snuhi.
14 Saral quath 75 gm 75 Internal use for joint pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, etc. Erandmool, Devdaru,
Guduchi, Harde,
Nirgundi, Satodi,
Rasna, Sunth.
15 Sarvahita churna 50 gm 85 Bleeding piles and fistula, white discharge, vaginal and menstrual problems. Anantmool, Ardusi,
Arjun, Biligarbha,
Indrajav, Jambubeej,
Jethimadh, Katphal,
Kutaj, Lodhra,
Manijstha, Marich,
Musta, Nagkesar,
Pashanbhed, Rakta-chandan,
Rasanjan, Sunth.
16 Sewa chyavanprash 250 gm
500 gm
-
-
Reduce oldage, increase memory power and nourish the body. General tonic. Dashmoola, Piperimool,
Musta, Karkatshringi,
Guduchi, Haritaki,
Bala, Brahmi,
Bhumyamlaki, Astavarga,
Jivanti, Satkachuro,
Puskarmool, Mudgaparni,
Mashparni, Vidarikand,
Punarnava, Vaskapoor,
Taj, Tamal, Ela,
Amla, Sarkara, Ghrit,
Honey, Taj.
17 Shital churna 20 gm
50 gm
-
-
Acidity, low blood pressure, migraine. Amla, Dhanyak,
Gokshur, Gulabpatra,
Jethimadh, Sindhav,
Valo, Sauf, Sarkara,etc.
18 Sukesha hair oil 50 ml
100 ml
200 ml
-
110
-
Hair fall, dandruff, baldness, rough hair, breakage of hair. Bhringraj, Brahmi,
Nili patra, Mehndi,
Amla, Neem beej,
Til tail, Coconut oil,
Erand tail, etc.
With jasmine smell and
attractive green color.
19 Sukomal malam 15 gm 20 Skin crack, burning sensation, wound. Ral, Sindhav,
Sphatika, Karpoor,
Sindur.
20 Supachya faki 20 gm
50 gm
-
65
Indigestion, gas, stomachache, gastric disorder. Trikatu, Sindhav,
Ajwayan, Jeerak,
Shu. Hing.
21 Susmit dantmanjan 20 gm
50 gm
25
55
Toothache, pyorrhea, bad smell, yellow teeth, teeth decay. Babul bark,
Borsalli bark,
Neem bark, Shu,
Sphatika, Camphoor,
Khadir, Laving,
Lodhra, Sunth,
Taj, Khadi mitti.
22 Sewa Aloe vera shampoo 100 ml
200 ml
55
100
Dandruff, hair loss, thin and rough hair. Kumari, Hair
smoothening agent.
23 Sewa Neem Tulsi shampoo 100 ml
200 ml
500 ml
60
110
250
Hair Lice (insects in hair), microbial diseases in hair, hair loss, breakage of hair. Neem, Tulsi,
Other Nourishment
material for
hair growing.
24 Sewa Herbal Hair Oil 100 ml 115 Hair loss, breakage of hair,thin & rough hair,baldness Bhringraj,amla,
harde,baheda,
neem,gunja,
jatamansi,mehdi,
yastimadhu,utpal,
nili,vacha,dhatur
25 Sewa Amala Shikakai Shampoo 100 ml 60 Hairfall control,danruffs Amla,shikakai,
Excipient
26 Sewa Herbal Hair Lap 100 gm 50 Hair loss,Breakage of hair, thin & rough hair Mehandi,Amla,
Bhringraj,Jatamansi,
Jethimadh,Tal,
Gokhru,AtiBala
27 Thandak powder 100 gm 60 Prickly heat, oily skin, excessive sweating. Talcum, Maize powder,
Zinc oxide, Sandal oil,
Menthol.
28 Triguna hair oil 50 ml - Til oil, Neem beej,
Karanj beej
Sitaphal beej.

Low-cost retail outlets for allopathic and Ayurvedic medicines

Lok Swasthya Mandali realized the need for accessible and affordable medicines for its members. As a major step towards fulfilling this need, low cost medicine shops are being operated by the health cooperative. LSM runs four retail outlets for sale of allopathic and Ayurvedic medicines at reduced rates in Ahmedabad city. These outlets are located in areas frequented by SEWA members. Two of these outlets are open round the clock.

The objectives of these shops are:

  • To provide low cost medicines to the people, especially SEWA members.
  • To serve as a referral center for patients who have been found to have serious or potentially serious problems that require immediate referral to the hospitals.

LSM has sold medicines worth Rs. 2.55 crore have been sold in 2010. Approximately Rs 40 lakhs of out of pocket expenses for medicines have been saved as a result of our reduced cost of medicines from our low cost drug shops. The prices at SEWA shops are 10% to 70% less than those in the market. All these shops are licensed by the Government and are run by trained pharmacists. More outlets are being planned in Ahmedabad city to increase the outreach.

24 Hours Low Cost Medicine Shop

Lok Swasthya sewa Kendra

10% to 70% discount on Medicines and Surgical items

  • 10 to 6 hours Low Cost Medicine Shop
     
    Lok Swasthya SEWA Kendra,
    Rang Bhuvan, Near Rambari,
    Besides Ganapati Mandir, Bhadra,
    Ahmedabad. Ph: 25500877.
  • Lok Swasthya SEWA Kendra,
    Opp. L.G Hospital,
    Nr. L.G Post Office,
    Maninagar,Ahmedabad
    Ph: 079-25461242
    E-mail: lsmlg@yahoo.com
    Lok Swasthya SEWA Kendra,
    Opp. Shardaben Hospital
    Saraspur,
    Ahmedabad
    Ph: 079-22921011
    E-mail: lsmsaraspur@yahoo.co.in
  • Free Home Delivery within 3 KM above purchase of Rs. 2000/-

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