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LEAD, MERCURY AND ARSENIC IN AYURVEDIC MEDICINES.

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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.
 
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