Hepatologist under redar for stating Ayurveda as Pseudoscience
A Kochi-based hepatologist came under the radar of the Kerala State Medical Council for Indian Systems Of Medicine after he gave a controversial interview where he allegedly claimed that the use of certain herbs such as Giloy (chittamruthu) can be harmful to the liver. The doctor also allegedly called the traditional branch of medicine called Ayurveda, a 'pseudoscience'.
This came after the doctor gave an interview to a Malayalam YouTube channel and talked about Herb-Induced Liver Injuries in June of last year. During his interview, he explained how the use of certain herbs such as Giloy (chittamruthu), which is also used as a treatment measure, can be harmful to the liver. Speaking to TNM, he said that he did not make illogical claims and has given examples of published evidence regarding all pseudoscientific practices and specifically some herbal drugs which are toxic to the liver. "I specifically spoke about Giloy, which is very liver toxic, based on a paper from Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Bombay.
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