Thursday, September 04, 2008

Some Ayurvedic Medicines Found to Have Lead and other contaminants

Just because something's an alternative remedy doesn't mean you can throw caution out the window. I actually buy my ginseng from American sources because even organic ginseng from China, I fear, could be contaminated with industrial chemicals and heavy metals. So, too, aryuvedic medicines have been found to contain lead, sigh! Similarly, use care when purchasing spices. If they are ground on old equipment...well, you might get a little more metal and things than you bargained for. Don't kill yourself trying to get healthy:

From the BBC:

A fifth of Indian herbal medicines sold on the internet contain potentially lethal substances, according to a new study in the United States.

The study at Boston university analysed 193 products and found that 20% of them contained lead, mercury or arsenic.

read more here.