Heavy Metals, Minerals and Bhasma in Ayurvedic Herbology and Herbal Products (3rd Biggest Myth In Ayurveda) | Dylan Smith #084

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When ancient wisdom gets popular, confusion and misunderstanding tends to arise within.
The essence and authenticity tends to blur, and this has happened with the knowledge of Ayurveda - the Sacred Science of Healing and Higher Consciousness.
Ayurvedic practitioner and educator Dylan Smith, known for his authenticity and devoted role to keeping the purity of Ayurveda alive and thriving, dispels the 3 Biggest Myths of Ayurvedic medicine.
These MYTHS are:
  1. “You have to be vegetarian” according to Ayurveda - or even that “Vegetarian is the best diet.”
  2. “Onion and garlic are prohibited”.
  3. “Ayurvedic medicines are commonly contaminated with heavy metals.”

In this Episode we Discuss:

Bhasmas: The Root Of This Myth

Ayurvedic practitioners not only prescribe herbs & foods but also purified minerals. 
One of the aspects of Ayurvedic Herbology is mainly centered around bhasmas - highly purified metallic & mineral preparations. 
  • If the purification is done the right way, Ayurveda says taking them is not only safe, but they can have very powerful medicinal & healing effects

The Importance of Metal Purification For Ayurvedic Compositions

The Ayurvedic purification process is known in Sanskrit as shodana samskara
If the purification process of the metals is not done right, there can be detrimental effects caused by these formulas. 
Getting your formulas from reliable sources is of utmost importance, especially when it comes to formulas that contain bhasmas.

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