Poisonous traditional medicines . . .

Study takes on toxic traditional remedies

Oct 3, 2010 12:00 AM | By BOBBY JORDAN

Sunday Times 

http://www.timeslive.co.za/su ndaytimes/article686946.ece/Study-ta kes-on-toxic-traditional-remedies

 

Poisonous traditional medicines containing, among other things, uranium and battery acid, are increasing the burden on South Africa's already strained healthcare system.

 

This is according to statistics on people who died after using traditional medicines.

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ASA Ruling: Multiforce Alkaline Powder

A consumer lodged a consumer complaint against SA Natural Products’ print advertisement for its Multiforce Alkaline Powder product.

The advertisement states, among other, “Acidity may contribute to, or aggravate the following conditions:  Pain in the body joints; Inflammatory conditions; Poor quality skin, hair and nails; Reduced immune response; Kidney and gall stones;  Weight fluctuations; Low vitality and energy; Indigestion, constipation and flatulence; Water retention; Lower back ache; Gout;  Osteoporosis; Promoting cancer”.

How did the ASA rule?

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