1. Ramdev Baba drug ‘Putrajeevak Beej’ promises male child

Ramdev Baba drug ‘Putrajeevak Beej’ promises male child

Without naming Ramdev Baba, K C Tyagi raised a question about 'Putrajeevak Beej': "Does the govt under dynamic leadership of PM Narendra Modi approves of this."

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 1, 2015 3:24 PM
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When the House met for the day, K C Tyagi (JD-U) showed a a packet called ‘Putrajeevak Beej’ (literally, son breeding seed), which he claimed to have bought from Divya Pharmacy that promised the delivery of a male child. PTI

A demand to ban a purported ayurveda product by yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy that promises a male child was made in Rajya Sabha today, with Opposition members terming it as illegal and unconstitutional and seeking stringent action against the manufacturers.

When the House met for the day, K C Tyagi (JD-U) showed a a packet called ‘Putrajeevak Beej’ (literally, son breeding seed), which he claimed to have bought from Divya Pharmacy that promised the delivery of a male child.

He also displayed a copy of the purchase receipt dated April 14 and said sale of such products by “the Brand Ambassador of Haryana” was illegal and unconstitutional.

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Senior Janata Dal-United leader KC Tyagi showing a packet of Putrajeevak Beej (Son-Breeding Seed), a medicinal product of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev that guarantees birth of a male child, at Parliament in New Delhi on Monday. PTI

Without naming the yoga guru, he asked “Does the Government of India under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi approves of this.”

Amid protests from treasury benches, Jaya Bachchan (SP) took the packet and gave it to Health Minister J P Nadda.

Several opposition members joined in condemning sale of such products and demanded action.

Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said sex selection by a medicine or even pre-natal sex determination was against the law and the Constitution, but the Chair cannot do anything about it.

With Opposition members pressing for stringent action, Nadda said the issue is related to the Department of Aayush. “The Government will look into it and proper action will be taken.”

Nadda said the issue was very serious and he has just been given a packet of the product.

“Government is very serious on sex-ratio,” he said, adding that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by PM Narendra Modi was personally monitoring the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’ campaign.

This did not satisfy the members with Tyagi pulling out more packets, which inquisitive members took turns to look at.

Javed Akhtar asked sarcastically will the government enquire whether it is illegal to determine sex.

As the packets got into circulation, Minister of State for Parliament Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi asked Tyagi, “how many packets do you have”.

Bachchan demanded that the product be taken out of the market and license of the pharmacy cancelled.

“Why can’t an assurance be given that they will remove the product from the market and cancel the license of the pharmacy,” she said.

The issue at hand “needs to be discussed. All aspects will be inquired and action taken,” he said.

Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad (Cong) said sex ratio in North India, particularly in Haryana, Punjab and Delhi, was a matter of concern and such products must be banned and people behind it punished.

When Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (TMC) displayed the product brought by Tyagi, Naqvi asked if any member can show such products. Kurien said it cannot be shown.

Roy demanded that the government must suspend sale of the product pending inquiry.

Kurien said the government can look into the feasibility of this suggestion also.

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    Amol
    May 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm
    As per guidelines laid by govt of india in the form of schedule-T any Ayurvedic pharmacy can get Ayurvedic medicine manufacturing licence in two ways. 1- Traditional ayurvedic medicine manufacturing licence: which includes manufacturing of single herb or the combinations many herbs, but the manufacturing process and name of product should be same as it is described in texts. (here text means charak samhita, sushrut samhita and many other ayurvedic books on preparing ayurvedic formulations which are approved by Govt. of India) 2- Proprietary or patented Ayurvedic products: new herb or the combination of the herbs which is not described in the literature of ayurveda. or the herb or the combination of herbs described in ayurveda but it is used for new indication rather than the indications cited in literature of ayurveda. (sometimes for same indication) the product putrajeevak beej is fall under 1st category anyone manufacturing this product has to name the product as putrajeevak beej. if manufacturer do not write this name on its product then he can be punished be FDA. but the name can be changed by taking licence in 2nd category. in this case product can be names anything you want but should not be similar to other product which are marketing herbal product, but here content of the product will be same as putrajeevak beej. there is lot of misinformation people have about ayurveda. please do not defame ayurveda. i think ramdev baba should have sent someone else who could have dealt more efficiently to make the people understand what are the facts exactly. ayurvedic medicine is heritage of india. more than 60% of indian potion use this ages old knowledge to recover from diseases. China has Traditional Chinese medicinal system and their govt is funding for research in this. china has made the world to accept Traditional Chinese medicinal system through this research. same as thet of china indian govt is funding for research projects in ayurveda to prove these medicine through pre-clinical and clinical trials.
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      Suresh Bhave
      Apr 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm
      I have heard it said in radio programs that it is better to have a daughter than having a son, because a daughter is would be more willing to look after her parents in their old age than a son. Now it is being made out that girls are cleverer than boys. I do not know that this is right, Each gender has its own qualities and they are essential for human race. I do not see why trying to conceive a son is a crime. If a couple has a daughter and now desire a son, and wish to take such a drug, which I believe is not going to work, anyway, why should that be thought of as almost a sin! Unless the drug is clinically tested and Ramdev baba's claim is found to be false, he cannot be faulted with. If, as most probably is the case, the drug is found ineffectual after clinical testing, RamdevBaba can be charged with defrauding the gullible.
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        Siv
        May 1, 2015 at 3:21 pm
        Why is FE faking the le, except to rake a storm? Why not stick to facts? The medicine never promised birth of a male child - rather Ramdev has gone on record saying the name is derived from Charaka Samhita and from the plant's botanical name. Why fake FE?
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          Frank Voice
          May 1, 2015 at 6:42 pm
          In traditional Indian context, "putra" means progeny in general. In Astrology too, the 5th house, called "putra bhava", is referred for both son/daughter. If u wish to be specific abt of the child, then putra and putri are used. This was all political nonsense in RS
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          1. Krishna Rao
            May 2, 2015 at 1:22 am
            ALso the name of the drug in Hindi is called putranjiva roxburghii. This just shows the lack of knowledge by the congress. lol.
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            1. Krishna Rao
              May 2, 2015 at 1:21 am
              Isn't it a discrimination to allow muslim men to marry four women. What's up whit the hypocrisy congress.
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                Mahendra
                May 1, 2015 at 12:04 pm
                Yoga Guru is a very revered person in India and worldwide. He should be cautious in his works and deeds. If his Ayurvedic farmacy has actually preparing and marketing ‘Putrajeevak Beej’ (literally, son breeding seed) he should immediately withdraw the same unconditionally
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                  Sanjay
                  Apr 30, 2015 at 6:11 pm
                  Opposition tried 'Putrajeevak Beej' and it didn't work.... They now want Ramdev to be booked for cheating.
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                    Peekay
                    Apr 30, 2015 at 6:27 pm
                    Where the the packet/medicine says that it is for producing a male child. This seed has been there with the same name for ages and it is for the reproductive health of women. I truly believe that opposition people are totally demented and should get their mental state checked up. Amazing they will stoop to any lows for the sake of stupidity.
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                      Rajib das.
                      May 1, 2015 at 10:16 pm
                      how I get that medicine from Bangladesh? I've two girl &loves them much but to keeping an heir of me I want a boy.pls pls help me.......Rajib das.
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                        Ram
                        May 1, 2015 at 8:49 pm
                        Why do most of the north Indians address their daughters as BETA rather than BETI?? ANY LOGIC behind that?? I have noticed this even in the hindi serials on TV.
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                          Sashikant
                          May 1, 2015 at 11:11 am
                          "Putra" means "Child" in Sankrit not a male child or a female child, know the language first and then comment or make a issue out of it.
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                          1. Israr Sayed
                            May 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm
                            Then What "Putri" means in sanskrit.
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                            1. Israr Sayed
                              May 1, 2015 at 4:19 pm
                              Then what "putri" means in sanskrit .:sanskritdictionary/putra
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                              1. Israr Sayed
                                May 1, 2015 at 4:24 pm
                                :sanskritdictionary/putra
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                                1. Israr Sayed
                                  May 1, 2015 at 4:08 pm
                                  so what Putri means insanskrit ....:sanskritdictionary/putri. know the language first and then comment or make a issue out of it.
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                                    Anti-Dongi
                                    Apr 30, 2015 at 7:25 pm
                                    He must be arrested for promoting social imbalance.
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                                      t p
                                      May 1, 2015 at 7:51 am
                                      Dear Bhave , Very being reaction, Thanks.
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                                        t p
                                        May 1, 2015 at 2:01 pm
                                        opposition is making a issue unnecessary. Those who want son , let them use. nobody is forcing any body. both gender are equally important for human race & welfare.
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                                          vijaybirajdar889@gmail
                                          May 1, 2015 at 10:26 am
                                          This could give breakthrough to the world that. India has a world cl unique talent and seek permanent place in u.n. congrats babaji oum allaha eak hai 30 bar sun chouka hu apase a very unique steap please don't be based on out girldchild
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                                          1. Wise Desi
                                            May 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm
                                            limited knowledge is dangerous things, it it shown by our politicians and media. Please don't be one of them research by your self. Scientific name for the plant it self from which the medication is being made is putranjiva roxburghii. please research.
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