The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine

Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ayurveda) Medical Director, Jupiter Medical Center Dept. of Integrative Medicine Division of Education and Research

Jupiter Medical Center at The Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness
1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, Florida 33458, Suite M-117.2

 

Lake Mary Clinic and Panchakarma Facility: at 635 Primera Blvd. Lake Mary, Florida 32746

 

 Telephone: (561) 263-MIND (6463); option #2 or (561) 510-3833

Comparison of Allopathic vs. Ayurvedic Medicines

DISEASE CONVENTIONAL (Allopathic) MEDICINE ADVERSE EFFECTS AYURVEDIC MEDICINE ADVERSE EFFECTS
Ulcer/Gastritis/Hyperacidity Nexium, Cimetidine, Ranitidine Dizziness, confusion, constipation, skin rashes, headache and thrombocytopenia Kamadudha, Shankbhasma Vati, Shatavari, Avipattikara churna, Yastimadhu kwath None
Inflammation/Pain Steroids, NSAIDS (e.g. naprosyn, motrin), COX 2 inhibitors (e.g. Vioxx) Gastrointestinal upset, weight gain, decreased platelets, cardiac arrhythmias, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, reduces immunity Yogaraj Guggulu, Punarnavadi Guggulu, Shallaki (Boswellia), Ashwagandha, Maharasanadi Kasaya, Dasamoola Kasaya None
Hypertension Beta-blockers, ACE-inhibitors, Calcium channel blockers, Diuretics Impotence, depression, dizziness, confusion, constipation, low platelets, dry cough, skin rashes, headache, increased blood sugar Sarpagandha, Jatamansi Kasaya, Brahmi, Shankhpushpi None
Acne Retin-A, glycolic acids, tetracyclines Skin reddness, peeling, liver damage, dental discoloration Neem, manjistha, multani mitti, tankana, haldi, gandaka None
Infectious Disease Antibiotics (e.g. aminoglycosides, beta-lactamases, tetracyclines, ciprofloxacin, amphotericin) Allergic reaction, liver toxicity, anorexia, kidney damage, ototoxicity, bone marrow suppression. destruction of gastro-intestinal flora, antibiotic resistance Neem, gandhak rasayana, guduchi, brihat rasa chintamani, tulsi, tankana None
Anxiety Valium, ativan, benzodiazapines Anorexia, nausea, drowsiness, hypersensitivity reactions, loss of memory, loss of co-ordination Tagara, vacha, sarpagandha, jatamansi, ashwagandharishta None
Asthma beta agonists, leukotriene inhibitors, theophylline, mast cell stailizers Insomnia, hypersensitivity reactions, anxiety kantakari, vasaka, mandukaparni, dasamoola, yastimadhu None
Diarrhea narcotics, immodium, bismuth compounds Nausea, dry mouth, metallic taste, skin rash, headache, kidney damage Bilva, kutaj, jaiphal, haritaki, bibhitaka, daruharidra None