How important is it that herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine be organic?

At the beginning of all ancient systems there were only organically grown foods and herbs. Much later, we added chemical pesticides and fertilizers and so on to change them or make them grow faster. As a result, today we sometimes find that herbs that have been effective for thousands of years don’t have the same effect they’re supposed to because of the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

Now, in India and every other place, it is very well recognized that plants must be grown organically. Governments pay special attention to making sure there is full control over the environments the plants are grown in. They want to ensure that Ayurvedic medicines are made from organically grown, handpicked herbs.
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