Hazardous Products: Dietary Supplements and Remedies

Certain dietary supplements or traditional health remedies may be harmful because they contain dangerous chemicals or high levels of heavy metals, such as lead, mercury or arsenic. These ingredients are not always listed on the product label, so it can be difficult to tell the difference between safe and dangerous products.

Supplements and Remedies Containing Harmful Metals

You should not use any products known to contain lead, arsenic or mercury. Listed below are some supplements that have been found to contain high levels of harmful metals. These include medications prescribed or purchased over‐the‐counter in the United States or abroad.

If you use or have used these or similar products, ask your doctor to test you for lead and other heavy metals.

NameManufacturer
Abhrak Bhasma Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Agnitundi Bati Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Arogyavardhini Bati Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Arogyawardhini Bati (Enriched with Shilajeet and Kutki) Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Arshoghni BatiShree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Ayurvedic mixture (Amruth B.R. Rasayana, Amruth R.C. Ghruta, Amruth Vajikarna powderAmruth Ayurvedic Centre
Brahmi Bati (Buddhi Vardhak)Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Brihadwata Chintamani (Bhi.Ra)Kumar Ayurvedic Drugs
ChandraprabahJaihind Pharmacy
Chandraprabha Bati (Enriched with Loha and Shilajeet)Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Chandraprabha Vati (B.R.)Divya Pharmacy
Chandraprabha Vati (with Shudh Shilajeet) Maharishi Ayurveda Products
Chitrakadi BatiShree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Chitrakadi Bati (Yavachar and Hing)Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
DehshuddhiAmit Pharmacy
Dhanwanthari Gulika Ashtavaidyan Thaikkattu Mooss Vaidyaratnam Oushad
Gaisantak Bati Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Garbha Chintamani Ras (Vrihat) (Swarna Yukt)Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Garbha Dharak YogVyas Pharmaceuticals
Garbhapal RasShri Vishwamitra Ayurved Pharmaceuticals
Gita Madhumehantak VatiGita Bhawan Ayurved Sansthan
JambrulinUnjha Ayurvedic Pharmacy
Kaishore GugguluShree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Kankayan Bati (Gulma)Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Kanyalohadi VatiShri Yash Remedies
Lakshmivilash Ras (Nardiya)Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Laxmana LouhVyas Pharmaceuticals
Laxmi Vilas Ras (Nardiya)Dabur
Madhunashini VatiDivya Pharmacy
Maha SudarshanArya Aushadhi Pharmaceutical Works
Mahadhanwantaram Gulika (Garbharakshini)Arya Vaidya Sala
Mahashakti RasayanVyas Pharmaceuticals
MahasudarshanShree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Mahayogaraj Guggulu (enriched with silver)Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Manasamitra VatakamAmrita Drugs
Manmath RasShree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Marichyadi BatiShree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
OvarinBan Labs
PigmentoCharak Pharma
Praval PishtiRashtriya Ayurvedic Oushadhi Nirmanshala
PregnitaAjmera Pharmaceuticals
Puspadhanwa RasShree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Rajahpravartini BatiShree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Rajahprawartini Bati (Enriched with Hera Bola and Alua)Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Rajbati (Gandhak Bati) (Enriched with Gandhak and Sonth)Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Rasraj Ras (with Gold)Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Sanjeevni VatiDivya Pharmacy
Saptamrit Lauh (Enriched with Mulethi and Lauh)Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Sariwadi BatiShree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Shankh BatiShree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Shilajeet RasyanDivya Pharmacy
Shukramatrika BatiShree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
Sorin Research Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
Swarna Malini VasantAmrita Drugs
SwarnamahayogaOm Pharmaceuticals
TrishunZandu
Vasant Kusumaker Ras with Gold and PearlDabur India
Vatvidhwansan RasShree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P)
NameManufacturer
Emperor’s Tea Pill (concentrated)Lanzhou Traditional Herbs
Hepatico Extract (concentrated)

Lot No. 040804, expiration date August 2009;
Lot No. 100105, expiration date January 2010;
Lot No. 110604, expiration date June 2009
Lanzhou Traditional Herbs
NameManufacturer
Bo Ying CompoundEu Yan Sang (Hong Kong)
NameManufacturer
Litargirio

N/A
Tierra Santa or Panito del Señor

N/A
NameManufacturer
Vita BreathAmerican Herbal Laboratories
NameManufacturer
Nzu/Calabash Chalk (also known as Calabash Clay, Nzu Poto, Calabar Stone, Ndom, Mabele, Argile and La Craie)

N/A

Other Hazardous Supplements and Remedies

The following products may contain harmful ingredients other than heavy metals.

NameManufacturer
Camphor

N/A (may vary)
Cordial de Monell para la Dentición

Monell
PiedraN/A

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