From cure in cow urine to ‘superior child’, pseudoscience invites research


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A pregnant woman must wear a specific gemstone, dress in specific colors, offer specific flowers to the gods, and recite a specific chapter of the Gita in order to receive the benefits of planets that affect her and the fetus in each month of pregnancy. That was the advice Shraddha Vyas gave to a group of Ayurveda practitioners, or vaidyas, who were sitting in a building called Kunverbhai Jain Dharamshala in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat.

Vyas is a lecturer at Gujarat Ayurved University located in Jamnagar. She was one of the speakers at a five-day workshop organized by Karishma Narwani, …

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First published: Sat, 03 March 2018. 06:00 IST

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