HEAVY METALS IN HERBAL PREPARATIONS - A REVIEW
The object of Ayurveda is to cure the disease and to prevent the onset of disease. To achieve this aim various diet and drug materials were mentioned in ayurvedic literatures. Due to easy availability, the use of herbal material and its preparation were frequently used for nutritional and medicinal purpose. Globally, herbal medicine is three to four times more commonly practiced than conventional medicine. The WHO estimates that 65% - 80% of the world's population use traditional medicine as their primary form of health care.