Does Ayurveda use animal products?

In India, nearly 15–20 percent of the Ayurvedic medicine is based on animal-derived substances. There are references to nearly 380 types of animal substances in Charaka Samhita [10]. The Hindu religion has used five products (milk, urine, dung, curd and ghee) of the cow for purification since ancient times [27].Nov 3, 2006

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