Posted On : 12 May, 2020
The question “Is Ayurvedic medicine Safe”, would be one of the most important question arising in a person’s mind, when trialing Ayurveda for the first time. We try to answer your genuine concerns to put you at ease.
Ayurveda is considered as a Complementary system of Medicine in Australia. Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India, which uses a range of treatments, including panchakarma (‘five actions’), yoga, massage and herbal medicine, to encourage health and wellbeing.
Ayurvedic Practitioners in Australia are mostly registered with Australasian Association of Ayurveda, AAA.
A genuine Ayurvedic Medicine in Australia is mostly imported from India with Australian legal Licensing for import and considering TGA Act 1989. These Ayurvedic Medicines then pass the quarantine and custom clearance in Australia. These Ayurvedic medicine when prescribed and purchased from an a Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner after full Ayurvedic consultation would be considered safer than buying an Ayurvedic medicine over the counter or online.
Some Ayurvedic medicines in India may contain heavy metals or animal products. It is very important for Australians to know that only the Plant based herbal Ayurvedic Medicine is legally allowed to be prescribed by Ayurvedic Practitioner in Australia. Ayurvedic Medicine purchased from an Ayurvedic practitioner in Australia should not contain any heavy metals or animal products (except, honey, milk and milk products).
The plant based medicine is mostly safer to use and your Ayurvedic Practitioner should prescribe after understanding your Ayurveda body type and your allergies and intolerances etc.
One should also understand that side effects can happen from anything. People develop allergies to peanuts, wheat etc. as well. Our gut health plays an important role in how we absorb food. Ayurvedic medicine is a type of super food supplement. So in general Ayurvedic Medicine used in Australia is mostly safe if taken under the guidance of an expert Ayurvedic Practitioner. You should also discuss all your medicines with all of your health professionals to ensure they collaboratively get the best treatment plan for you.
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