Sunday, March 20, 2005

Ayurvedic advisory

Some Ayurvedic medicinal products reported to contain high levels of heavy metals
One product, SAFI, manufactured by Hamdard (Wakf) Laboratories in New Delhi/Ghaziabad, India was tested by Health Canada and found to contain arsenic levels in excess of 40 times the maximum allowable concentration for drugs. Described by its labelling as a blood purifier used for skin diseases and as a treatment for digestive problems, SAFI is available as a liquid in a 200ml bottle and packaged in a lime green box, bearing a black and red label on both the front and back. Consumers are advised not to use this SAFI product.

So, if you are excessively fond of “Mahayograj Guggulu w/silver & Makardhwaj,” now is the time to go easy.
Remember, “herbal” != harmless.

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