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1. Green tea- One basic science study I found that showed some benefit in rats with cisplatin authors postulate that green team increased the activities of the enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism, brush border membrane, oxidative stress.
2) another basic science study in rats showed the similar finding…
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Harmless #Placebo
64 yr old gentleman. Has mild fatty liver. On meds for high BP. Healthy, farmer. One fine day, he's lethargic. Lost appetite. Feeling under the weather
Gets blood tests done after GP consult. Liver test AST 224 ALT 138. GP says bad fatty liver, starts VitE
Comes back after 14 days. Worsening appetite. Rechecks blood. AST 542 ALT 432. GP refers to me. I ask for alcohol use. Gentleman says never in his life. His family supports him. I ask for #ayurveda #herbals. Says he doesn't believe in that sh*t. I'm impressed. But no diagnosis
3/ Checks for autoimmune liver disease markers, viruses. All negative. Ultimately convinces the elderly man to go for a liver biopsy. He does and the report says. Autoimmune liver disease. Repeat blood markers still negative. Pathologist says ask for drugs. So I do that again.
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#Ayurveda 2 prevent surgical site infections. Is this the #future? Looks good. But it's smoke & mirrors. How did this start? A team of scientific practitioners (including #orthopedic #surgeon below) performed worlds 1st surgery(prostate)wit only #herbals without antibiotics. 1/
4 yrs back this was published in a newspaper. Yes. The same 'scientific newspaper' deal that ruined real #COVID19 public awareness.…
The authors of 'study' gave 10 days of giloy, guduchi and 'anti infective herbs', & performed surgery in an elderly man 2/
What happened then? Voila! There was no infection and the authors claimed that herbs prevented surgical site infection! This happened after consulting top brains in Ayurveda in the country.
Again this happened in 2016. Thats close to 5 years back. Fast forward. 3/
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Our invited expert review on #Ayurvedic #herbals and #liver #toxicity. #herbal #medicine is NOT safe. Review on #herbs used in #Indian #traditional #medicine & adverse events is lacking in #published #Literature
We deep searched, compiled
Full paper:
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This #review is important for #ayush practitioners and those interested in opting for #alternative #therapies as #knowledge regarding potential #toxic components is the #right of every #patient and #moral #duty of the physician. This 👇 list show names of imp toxic herbs.
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We give #real #life #patient data supporting our review: such as this example which shows that #Ayurveda #drugs cause severe #chronic #liver #damage that can lead to #cirrhosis in the short term.
The implicated agent here is Holarrhena antidysenterica (Tellichery bark)
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