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World J Hepatol. Mar 27, 2018; 10(3): 400-401
Published online Mar 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i3.400
Do Ayurveda drugs induce liver injury?
Galib Ruknuddin
Galib Ruknuddin, Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi 110076, India
Author contributions: Ruknuddin G contributed to the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Galib Ruknuddin, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi 110076, India. galib14@yahoo.co.in
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Received: November 28, 2017
Peer-review started: November 29, 2017
First decision: January 6, 2018
Revised: January 8, 2018
Accepted: March 6, 2018
Article in press: March 6, 2018
Published online: March 27, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: Ayurveda principles of treatment and concepts of drug administration are entirely different than the conventional approach. Besides other basic requirements; understanding digestive ability, metabolic capability, tolerability of the patient to a specific dose of the drug, psycho-somatic constitution, etc., of the patient is essential before starting treatment. In absence of which, adverse manifestations are likely. It is also unwise using traditional formulations by procuring over-the-counter for a longer period without any supervision of qualified physician. Considering holistic approaches of traditional remedies, joining hands together respecting fundamental principles of each other will be beneficial in global healthcare.