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Ayurvedic Medicine: Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects



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Recently, the ancient healing system of Ayurveda has become more popular in the Western world. Currently, Ayurvedic medicine is part of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the United States. Some doctors believe that Ayurvedic practices are beneficial to human health. They also believe that Ayurveda and Western medicine can be integrated. They argue that Western

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Dr. B.M. Hegde, an Indian cardiologist, educator, and author, explains

Ayurveda Over Western Medicines | Dr. B.M HEGDE | TEDxMITE

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This report examines the Ayurvedic herbs and plants in the United States

A cluster of lead poisoning among consumers of Ayurvedic medicine

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- Meiman J., Thiboldeaux R., Anderson H. (2015). “Lead poisoning and anemia associated with use of Ayurvedic medications purchased on the Internet.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 64(32). 

- Patwardhan, B. (2013). “Historical future of Ayurveda.” Journal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine, 4(4). doi:10.4103/0975-9476.123671

- Rastogi, S. (2010). “Exploring larger evidence base for contemporary Ayurveda.” International Journal of Ayurveda Research, 1(3). doi:10.4103/0974-7788.72497

- World Health Organization. (2010). Benchmarks for training in traditional/complementary and alternative medicine: Benchmark for training in Ayurveda. Geneva: World Health Organization.

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