Total Bacterial Count
Bad bacteria can cause disease, food poisoning, bad odours, and decay of food and organic material. As per Government of India Voluntary Certification Scheme for Ayush Products, the permissible limit for total plate count is 100,000 (one lakh) per gram for AYUSH Standard Mark. So, lower count is better for consumers. The lowest bacterial count was found in Himalaya
and Hamdard; the highest was in Patanjali. Brand Himalaya Hamdard Apollo Baidyanath Kesari Kalp Dabur Zandu Sona Chandi Multani Patanjali Lab Results (cfu/gram) Less than 10 Less than 10
Gold (Sona) and Silver (Chandi)
360 400 520 570 650 760
The gold provides a boost of energy to the body and rejuvenates it from within. It also strengthens the immunity system, keeps the cardiac muscles healthy, and improves blood circulation in the body.
The silver is beneficial to the nervous system. It improves the nerves, boosts memory, enhances the health of the brain, and increases the mental power of a person.
Only two brands, Baidyanath Kesari Kalp and Zandu Sona Chandi, claimed to have gold and silver in their products, and so we arranged for lab testing for these brands only. In both brands, gold and silver were found to be less
than their label claims. Brand Baidyanath Kesari Kalp Zandu Sona Chandi Label Claim (mg/100 gm) 1.0 0.0533 Gold Lab Results (mg/100 gm) 0.02 0.0200