Doctor, can I use the new Ayurvedic medicine for Diabetes ?
A patient was asking me.
Which one ?
The one lauded by our Prime minster .
Oh , you mean BGR 34 ?
Then better not.
Anticipating such questions, I had studied the molecule using resources at my disposal.
It is a mixture of four herbs. Individually these herbs had undergone small lab and clinical studies with mixed results. In February the Indian government’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has come out with a mixture of these four herbs in a single tablet amidst great fanfare with backing of just one unpublished study on 48 patients.