Competition 2019


International Ayurveda Competition 2019


On Saturday, 15 February 2020, starting at 12:45 pm, the 2020 International Ayurveda Competition will be held in unison in several locations in Romania and other countries. In Bucharest, the 2020 International Ayurveda Competition will be held at the hall in Oteșani 16, sector 2.

The event is organised by AMN-Romania in collaboration with DMIMS(DU)-India. The 2020 International Ayurveda Competition will be broadcast on-line, according to the general competition programme. It will also be possible to participate on-line, at the times indicated.

The International Ayurveda Competition 2019 consists of 6 specific tests, each of which has more than one paper, testing the mastery of the three main types of ways of knowing that are described within the millennia-old tradition of Ayurveda: theoretical knowledge (apta), knowledge through perception (pratyaksha) and knowledge through deduction (anumana). A maximum score of 7000 points is awarded for each of the six tests. The marks awarded by default for participation only in the 6 tests in the competition are indicated by underlining.

All those who want to test their knowledge of Ayurveda from several branches of this ancient system are invited to participate in this International Ayurveda Competition 2019. The quizzes contain questions from different branches and areas of knowledge of the Ayurveda system. Organisational details on how to participate in this International Competition can be found on the or by emailing questions to


Bibliography for English language students



In order to have a common study and training base for English language students wishing to participate in the International Ayurveda Contest, on February 16, 2019, the bibliography from which questions will be asked for those taking part in the general test will be based only on certain fragments of the text of volume 1 of the book Ayurveda in Romania, a text that is available in both Romanian and English versions.

Tests 1 and 3 will include questions that are based on the presentation articles of the great ayurvedic sages Atreya, Bharadvaja and Sushruta, vol. 1, section 2, pages 71 to 100.

Test 2 will contain questions only from the illustrations of the Romanian and Indian medicinal plants in Volume 1, sections 3 and 4, from pages 101 to 200.

Tests 4, 5 and 6 will contain questions to which the answer can be given intuitively and correlatively, based on basic Ayurvedic knowledge.

In order to make the bibliography much more accessible to those who will participate in the contest, the articles have been posted to the following addresses:





the plants in the colour pages after page 101 and those in the table below on the right side is the page number

LAVENDER Lavandula angustifolia Mill. 105
Taraxacum officinale (L.) Weber ex F.H.Wigg. 109
ROUTE-CAPREI Galega officinalis L. 115
ION'S WOOD Salvia sclarea L. 121
ROSEMARY Melissa officinalis L. 127
IARB Inula helenium L. 131
HORSETAIL Equisetum arvense L. 137
SOVÂRF Origanum vulgare L. 141
RACHITAN Lythrum salicaria L. 144
SULPHINE Melilotus officinalis (L.) Pall. 148
AVRAM'S LEMON Vitex agnus-castus L. 153
MINT Mentha × piperita L. 154
GRASS IARB Portulaca oleracea L. 155
Thymus vulgaris L. 156
BASIL Ocimum basilicum L. 157
TEISOR Abutilon theophrasti Medik. 158
CICOARE Cichorium intybus L. 159
LUMANA Verbascum thapsus L. 160
ISOP Hyssopus officinalis L. 163
AGRICULTURE Ribes uva-crispa L. 164
SMOKE Fumaria officinalis L. 165
LORD'S WOOD Artemisia abrotanum L. 166
PELIN Artemisia absinthium L. 167
ZMEUR Rubus idaeus L. 168
CRANES Tagetes patula L. 169
HONEYMOTH Matricaria chamomilla L. 170
GHIMPE Xanthium spinosum L. 173
SEA TURTLE Agrimonia eupatoria L. 174
WILLOW Robinia pseudoacacia L. 175
WHITE URCHIC Lamium album L. 176
Geranium robertianum L. 177
WOODY WOOD Calendula officinalis L. 178
SALCIE Salix alba L. 179
YELLOW SANZINE Galium verum L. 180
Erigeron canadensis L. 183
CAPTALAN Petasites hybridus (L.) G.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Scherb. 184
PINE TREE Crataegus monogyna Jacq. 188
CHERRY Lycopus europaeus L. 189
HORN'S-TAIL Achillea millefolium L. 193
Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn. 194
SUNFLOWER Hypericum perforatum L. 195
Cyabanus traitor Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik. 196
AFIN Vaccinium myrtillus L. 197
Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim. 198
ANGELICA Angelica archangelica L. 199
Sage Salvia officinalis L. 200