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Some Ayurvedic remedies may contain lead

Dangerous amounts of lead have been found in Ayurvedic medicines such as ghasard, a brown powder given to relieve constipation in babies, and mahayogaraj gugullu, for high blood pressure, reports the Associated Press. "In a 2004 study that found high...

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Dangerous amounts of lead have been found in Ayurvedic medicines such as ghasard, a brown powder given to relieve constipation in babies, and mahayogaraj gugullu, for high blood pressure, reports the Associated Press. “In a 2004 study that found high concentrations of lead in Ayurvedic medicine, Boston University researcher Robert Saper bought 70 different Ayurvedic remedies at 30 stores within a 20-mile radius of Boston City Hall. One in five contained potentially harmful levels of lead, mercury and arsenic. In 2004, the CDC reported 12 cases of lead poisoning associated with Ayurvedic remedies in Texas, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, and California.” If you are under the care of an Ayurvedic practitioner, be sure to ask about the purity of your remedy. Has anyone out there had a problem with Ayurvedic medicine?