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Herbal Medicines with Animal, Human Body Parts! - Swami Ramdev Accused

by Medindia Content Team on  January 4, 2006 at 11:27 AM Health Watch   - G J E 4
It is time for spiritual gurus to enjoy the spotlight, following reports of contamination of herbal and other ayurvedic medicines with animal and human body parts. Miracle cures may now become possible through medical products prepared from human skulls and bones and even animal testicles. The source of raw materials for such preparations- graveyards of course!
Herbal Medicines with Animal, Human Body Parts! - Swami Ramdev Accused
Herbal Medicines with Animal, Human Body Parts! - Swami Ramdev Accused
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Swami Ramdev, much known for his inclination to yoga and spirituality, has been blamed for selling products prepared from animal and human remains. Brinda Karat, CPM leader and Rajya Sabha MP, has lodged the complaint. These wonder drugs are believed to cure anything from common cold and fever to even erectile dysfunction.

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The health ministry laboratory has confirmed that ayurvedic medicines produced in Swami Ramdev's ashram are indeed made from human and animal products, after two samples tested up positive during the analysis. Swami has however something different to say against his charges: "If there is a real communist, it's me as I am also fighting the multinationals. The accusations being made against my ashram and its associated ayurvedic manufacturing unit are absolutely baseless, false and unfounded." He further added that some vested interests were trying to malign him.

Turing on to the other side, Mrs. Karat confronted him with charges of using dried and powdered testicles of certain animals as a treatment for impotence. She had come to know about this illegal manufacture at Divya Yog Pharmacy, Rishikesh, Uttranchal, in June-July last year.

To confirm her suspicion, she collected two medicine samples from the pharmacy, which she handed over to the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani Siddha and Homeopathy for analysis. Following this, she even produced a letter, from the health ministry, highlighting the presence of animal products in the samples tested.

The letter No.2999/05-JS (Ayush), dated December from Shiv Basant, joint secretary, Ministry of Health, read: "Analysis reports of the samples given by you have since been received and prima facie examination reveal a violation of licensing and labelling provisions of the Indian Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. We, are, therefore, bringing them to the notice of Principal Secretary, Health, Government of Uttranchal, for further investigation and appropriate action under the licensing and labelling provisions of Chapter 4A of the Indian Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, by the State licensing authorities."

ND Tiwari, Congress chief minister has also been accused for supporting the manufacture. Infact, he even inaugurated a second pharmacy building (owned by Ramdev), this December. "I have no problem with his (ND Tiwari's) personal belief...but by using the popularity of television channels, he (Ramdev) is selling drugs which are adulterated. This is a huge breach of trust to his followers," said Karat.

Apart from manufacture of unethical ayurvedic and herbal medicines, there has been a breach of the labour laws as well in Ramdev's pharmacy.

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Your show aired on 02/28/10 talked about cancer. I did not understand, all the medicines you were talking about. Can you please explain those in English and I would like to order those medicines from you.
Pinky786 Monday, March 1, 2010
Hello i m jasbir from melbourne in Australia

My eye sight is weak n i want to know about the eye exercise told by baba ram dev ji that is hand excercise means we have to press the point in between the first two fingers. so my question is: should we do this exercise with both hand or only in particular one hand?<

jassi Saturday, September 12, 2009
DEAR SIR,
I AM NATUROPATHY PHYSICIAN,WORKING IN SAUDI ARABIA, WE ARE FIGHTING TO GET MOH LICENCE,SAUDI GOVERMENT IS NOT READY TO GIVE MOH ,SO,IF WE HAVE MOH EASILY WE CAN SPREAD OUR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE,SO,IF THERE IS ANY POSSIBLITIES TO ARRANGE DISCUSSION WITH MOH PEOPLE,EASILY WE ESTABLISH OUR AYUSH IN KSA COUNTRY...I HOPE WE WILL GET MOH SOON,,,,,

guest Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Brinda Karat has a rival pharmacy. She envious of the popularity of Swami Ramdev. Karat, a communist, is unable to show her patiotrism to India, instead running down the efforts of someone who is. Karat is a profoundly sad person. What has she done in her life that can be compared to the selfless efforts of Swami Ramdev. In my view the bottom line is 'If it does good, what difference does it make if a product contains compounds from animal or human'. Does Karat argue against meat eating then? This is popular, even among Hindus (except beef). Karat's alligations are based on personal envy and prompting from the multinationals.
guest Tuesday, January 10, 2006
"If it does good, what difference does it make if a product contains compounds from animal or human" It make a mountainous difference: Do you know that Aayurvedic medicines are excepted from going through a lengthy and costly testing cycle. Allopathic medicine by law require to go through this cycles and then print content on the pack, Ayurvedic medicines do not require that. The argument Ayurvedic promoters put forward is that it is basically natural content of plant, which automatically void if it contains animal or human body content, and thus abuse the liberties granted by the law. As for the meat, it is considered food not medicine. Packed foods, regardless it has meat or not, requires putting content on the pack if it is intended for distribution 3 days [or more] after the packing is done, Baba's medicines doesn't. Wakeup! not everyone who wears saffron is a saint. Baba is a businessman promoting himself as a saint, to make money and Yoga is his best marketing tactic.
Bharat_Patel Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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