Ayurvedic Drugs Contains Heavy Metals: The Truth Behind This.
If you start typing in the Google search bar about the Ayurvedic Medicines like this “Ayurvedic Medicines Con …..” Then before you complete Goggle will show you the second/first suggestion that “Ayurvedic Drugs Contains Heavy Metals”.
Such advance options means it is one of the most searchable keywords in the web, and it is sad to say that the concept is not 100% correct. Yes, being a man from Indian System of Medicine I accept that our Rasa Medicines contains metals but those are purified by several established methods. In addition, such purified drugs do not contain harmful heavy metals.
So, why people are thinking such? Many factors are responsible for that. However, unfortunately we never thought our positions in this deadly beautiful world while comparing the toxicity of Ayurvedic drugs with normal values. So let us explore the exact reasons behind such conception worldwide.
Contamination From Nature:
The world is beautiful; a lovely place to live but all places are not like that. I am not telling about any Desert or an Iceland; there are plenty of places in this world, which are full of deadly, poisonous, radioactive, toxic metals. Those places are looks like normal other heavenly places even people are living all around that unknowingly. All you readers might have listen about Arsenic in the water or Lead in the soil but are you sure that your daily breakfast are not having led or arsenic? Are you taking rice from a place that is grown in the heaven and having no lead or arsenic in that? Exactly same thing is happening with the Ayurvedic Herbal Products, which are purely herbal, but due to raw material collections from all around the globe makes it venerable. As they are medicines, so they are tested through tough processes so occasionally some metals in minor quantity are been discovered, which not a basic ingredient of those. That means any of the ingredients containing something wrong. A study that was conducted at in Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala, that may shock you,
“The present study was carried out to assess the heavy metal contamination in the evergreen tree Mangifera Indira L. and soils near the National Highway-47 passing through Thiruvananthapuram District in Kerala State. The study showed that the concentration of heavy metals like cadmium, lead, and zinc in the leaves and crops of Mangifera indica in the sampling stations of roadsides were high compared to that of the control station in the study area. The presence of heavy metals were also detected in the soils of all selected study stations near National Highway-47, and the concentration of lead and cadmium were found high in the soils collected from the study stations, Thanmpanoor and Pallichal of Thiruvananthapuram district with high vehicular intensity. Therefore this study concludes that the Mangifera indica L and its crop 'mango' in the main road side areas of the capital city of Kerala were contaminated with heavy metals which may cause health problems in humans on daily consumption of the crop.”
That means your breakfast is not safe, or your healthy glass of fresh juice may make you so sick. The rice or wheat, which you are consuming are not going through such tough process, so they remain undiscovered. Therefore, Ayurvedic products may contain heavy materials as a gift from nature, not from the manufacturer.
Nearness Of Industrial Areas:
Nearness of the Industrial areas makes the plants nearby more toxic and even enters in our food chain. We being the smartest animal in this earth used to drain all toxic industrial materials to the river, which makes the water so polluted that it affects the plantations and crops, which are cultivated generally in the banks of rivers. Interestingly as such, places are considered most fertile places for crops and such area are termed food production units of the states. In this world of hi-tech civilization, our nature is in threat, and that is pushing our upcoming generation in uncertainty. Always remember Ayurvedic drug manufactures are not putting unprocessed metals in their products, but the nearness industrial area of any raw material may raise the risk of presence of heavy metal in drugs. In addition, kindly never forget that your daily vegetables, grains, fruits, etc. all may contain a high level of toxins.
Poor Manufacturing Quality:
The companies that are producing Herb-Mineral or Mineral preparations are following certain guidelines for the purification's of heavy metals in such a way so that they can be easily adopted by our body without any harmful effect. We all money and policies make our society healthy but, unfortunately, greedy people make it everything unhealthy. It has been observed that few low-grade companies try to manufacture medicines by disobeying the laws, rules, methods for profit and which pushes the consumers in risk.
Ayurvedic Products Contains Heavy Metal is not true. Some unavoidable circumstances make the herbs polluted. Being naked to this world nature, we are always in threats. What we are today is because of gifts of nature and only nature can cure us. So live with nature cure with Ayurveda.