Health Canada, the Canadian pharmaceutical authority, has issued a warning about products used for traditional Indian healing containing large amounts of heavy metals, such as lead, mercury and/or arsenic.
The products in question are the so-called Ayurvedic products, which are used in traditional Indian healing and which are often imported from India . The warning on Health Canada ’s website includes the following products:
- Karela tablets and capsules
- Maha Sudarshan Churna powder
- SAFI liquid
- Yograj Guggul tablets
- Sudarshan tablets
- Shilajit capsules.
You can read the entire warning from Health Canada via the fact box to the right.
The Danish Medicines Agency recommends that people possessing these products refrain from using them.
For further information, please contact Christina Palvad, telephone +45 4488 9731.
The Danish Medicines Agency, 23 September 2005