Ministry of Ayush has said that relating the herb TinosporaCordifolia (TC), commonly known as Giloy or Guduchi to Liver Damage is completely misleading. Referring to a study published in Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology, the Ministry has said that the authors of this study failed in placing all needful details of the cases in a systematic format.
The Ministry has said that the authors of the study have not analysed the contents of the herb that was consumed by the patients. The ministry said that a similar looking herb TinosporoCrispa might have a negative effect on the liver. It also said that the study has many flaws in it such as it is not clear whether they took this herb with other medicines. The ministry also pointed out that the study has not taken into account the past or present medical records of the patients.
Ayush Ministry has said that scientific Evidence on medical applications of TC as protective to liver and nerves are available.The ministry also said that the media report based on the study is not up to the mark from a journalistic point of view. It said that The Newspaper article based its entire story on the much limited and misleading study without taking into account the voluminous peer reviewed, robust studies that speak for the efficacy of T. Cordifolia. It also added that the report did not consult any reputed Ayurveda expert or the Ministry of Ayush.