Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » Some herbal medications found to contain toxic levels of heavy metals

Some herbal medications found to contain toxic levels of heavy metals

A study reported in the JAMA claims that 20% of sampled Ayurvedic herbal medicine contained toxic levels of metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic. 80% of Indian's (population of 1 billion) use the medical system Ayurveda which consists of herbal medicine products (HMPs). Ayurvedic HMP's are promoted in Western countries as well and are marketed as dietary supplements. The study was initiated due to reports of lead poisoning by people taking the supplements.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today

Related Disease Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Some herbal medications found to contain toxic levels of heavy metals

Date: 15 December 2004

Source: Medical News Today


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Best practice for asthma medication
  • Better testing for osteoporosis
  • Better understanding of Barrett's esophagus
  • Beuty and home products have been found to produce health harming chemicals
  • Bextra picks up Vioxx slack but it carries itís own life-threatening risks
  • Biluingistís brains suffer less from aging
  • Bipolar disorder facts
  • Bipolar disorder in children more difficult to treat.
  • Bipolar drug receives
  • Bipolar patients are able to work if they receive support
  • Bipolar still a difficult disease to diagnose
  • Bird flu goes technological with own web site
  • Bird flu in humans

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise