12 Facts About Ayurvedic


Ayurvedic preparations are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals, and metal substances.

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Some Ayurvedic preparations have been found to contain lead, mercury, and arsenic, substances known to be harmful to humans.

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Ayurvedic tradition holds that imbalance among the bodily and mental doshas is a major etiologic component of disease.

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One Ayurvedic view is that the doshas are balanced when they are equal to each other, while another view is that each human possesses a unique combination of the doshas which define this person's temperament and characteristics.

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Ayurvedic texts describe Madya as non-viscid and fast-acting, and say that it enters and cleans minute pores in the body.

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Ayurvedic's teachings led to the establishment of the Mount Madonna Institute.

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Ayurvedic invited several notable Ayurvedic teachers, including Vasant Lad, Sarita Shrestha, and Ram Harsh Singh.

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The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health says that "Few well-designed clinical trials and systematic research reviews suggest that Ayurvedic approaches are effective", warns against the issue of heavy metal poisoning, and emphasises the use of conventional health providers first.

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Ayurvedic medicine is considered pseudoscientific because its premises are not based on science.

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Ayurvedic practitioners argue that the toxicity of bhasmas comes from improper manufacturing processes, contaminants, improper use of Ayurvedic medicine, quality of raw materials and that the end products and improper procedures are used by charlatans.

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Some scholars assert that the concepts of traditional Ayurvedic medicine have existed since the times of the Indus Valley civilisation but since the Indus script has not been deciphered, such assertions are moot.

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Many ancient works on Ayurvedic medicine are lost to posterity, but manuscripts of three principal early texts on Ayurveda have survived to the present day.

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