Most of the Ayurvedic medicines are purely herbal or herbo-mineral in nature. But a few of them contain non vegetarian ingredients.
Taking these medicines is fine from a healthcare point of view, but some people with traditional or religious beliefs may prefer to avoid such medicines. Here is the list.
- I have excluded products that contain milk or milk products.
- Some companies, on rare occasions leave out the non veg ingredients. But such a practice is worth discouraging. Because, without that particular non veg ingredient, the formula will be incomplete and the desired action may not be achieved.
- It is always better to check with your doctor about any non veg ingredients, in case you are very particular about total vegetarianism.
Amrita prasha ghrita – a ghee preparation. contains goat meat as an ingredient.
Ajamamsa rasayana – goat meat
Gorochana pills, Gorochanadi Vati, Gorochanadi Gulika, Mathala Rasayanam – contains cow bile as an ingredient.
Aswagandhadi Lehyam / Ajaswgandhadi lehya – herbal jams with Ashwagandha as the main ingredient, contain goat meat.
Vayu Gutika, Kasturyadi Gulika – contain a part of Musk deer as ingredient.
Sri Gopal Taila – contains a part of musk deer as an ingredient
Kapardika bhasma / Kaparda bhasma – prepared from cowries.
Shankha Bhasma (conch shell).
Shankha Vati – Contains conch shell as an ingredient.
Kamadudha rasa – contains conch shell.
Mukta bhasma, Muktapishti – contains pearl.
Navaratna Raja Mruganka rasa – contains Navaratna – 9 gems, out of which many are derived from sea animals.
Kukkutandatvak bhasma – made from egg shell, good source of calcium.
Mrigamadasava, Mrigamada rasayana, Kasturi Bhairava Rasa, Brihat Kasthuri Bhairava Rasa – contains musk deer ingredient.
Maha Sneha – contains fat and meat of animal.
Pravala Panchamruta rasa – sea origin animal shell.
Chagalyadi Ghrita, Brihat Chyagalyadi Ghrita – Ghee preparations containing goat meat.
Mahakukkutamamsatailam, Mahasneham, Maharajaprasarini Tailam, Dehaposhanayamakam, are a few other Ayurvedic medicines containing meat as an ingredient.
Chukkumthippalyadi Gulika – contains deer horn bhasma and Civet cat semen as ingredient. But many companies skip the second ingredient.
Dhanwantara Gulika – contains Civet cat semen as ingredient
Reosto tablet of Himalaya herbal healthcare and osteolief contain egg shell.