LEAD, MERCURY AND ARSENIC IN AYURVEDIC MEDICINES.

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by gapsych, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    From the Journal American Medical Association. For the rest of the article see:

    http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/300/8/915

    LEAD, MERCURY AND ARSENIC IN US AND INDIAN MANUFACTURED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES SOLD VIA THE INTERNET

    Robert B. Saper, MD, MPH; Russell S. Phillips, MD; Anusha Sehgal, MD(Ayurveda); Nadia Khouri, MPH; Roger B. Davis, ScD; Janet Paquin, PhD; Venkatesh Thuppil, PhD; Stefanos N. Kales, MD, MPH

    CONCLUSION. One-fifth of both US-manufactured and Indian-manufactured Ayurvedic* medicines purchased via the Internet contain detectable lead, mercury, or arsenic.


    *Herbs, spices, plants such as ginger, turmeric, and boswellia used for medicinal purposes in AyurvedicAyurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) which originated in India and promoted by Deepak Chopra.