A review on Lead Poisoning and its Ayurveda management prospective
Ayurvedic medicine is a traditional system of Medicine and originated from India. There is tremendous use of Ayurvedic medicines now increasing in many areas of the world for various elements in adults as well as children. This system uses of natural herbs - based medicines and minerals including Mercury (Parad), Sulphur (Gandhak), Arsenic, Lead, Copper and Gold are often added to formulations with proper Shodhan and Maran (Purifications) as these are the essential components within the human body. However, impurities in purification or excess quantity in medicine can exposure to lead poisoning and can damage the brain, kidneys and nervous and reproductive systems. Lead is a natural element that is determined in water and soil. Human exposure occurs primarily through diet, air, drinking water and ingestion of paint through droplets in air and sometime thorough medicine. Chronic exposure to lead can adversely affect neuro development, decrease fetal growth, and increase the risk for premature birth and miscarriage. However, lead poisoning can also happen from Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust in older buildings, Other sources include contaminated air, water and soil. According to Ayurveda, Nidan Parivarjan, Samshodhan Chikitsa (Purification procedure), Purgation or both able to excrete the Dushi Visha from human body by means of purification, Vamana ( Induced Emesis) Virechana (Induced Purgation) along with Prativisha Chikitsa is specially indicated for management of poison.
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