One of the commonest questions asked by people who follow Ayurveda and allopathy is that whether medicines from different streams can be taken on the same time or not and whether they will create any adverse effects in the body. It is well-known that they are two different streams following two different theories. Ayurveda has its own way to treat an ailment, but allopathy is based on treating a disease with the use of chemicals and drugs.

Being a completely holistic alternative to mainstream medicine, the Indian system of Ayurveda relies heavily on herbs and other natural substances to combat and treat various ailments. There are 2 main streams in Ayurveda – one is based on herbs and their various combinations, the systemic type, while the other is based on individualized treatment with the use of minerals and metals which depends more on diagnosis than symptomatic approach but is focused more on detoxification of body tissues. It is thus understandable that people may wonder about the compatibility between these different systems of medicines. While herbal remedies are easily obtainable in most ayurveda-orientated stores, metal and mineral based medicines can be found only in registered medical stores across India/ abroad.

Yes, it is absolutely possible to take both ayurvedic and allopathic medicines together. You can take your ayurvedic medicines which are safe for you with the allopathic medicines at the same time without facing any side effects. Also, there is no need for worries if you are taking both ayurvedic and allopathic at the same time because they will not interact with each other since they have different modes of action. Any Ayurvedic medicine which is safe for you can be taken together with allopathic medicines. But precautions are always taken when using Ayurvedic and Allopathic medicines together. With close monitoring by your doctor you need not worry about interaction at all. However, it is advisable to take them separately to avoid any of the complications that may arise from taking combinations of different kinds of medications. And if you are on a strict diet plan, then consult a nutritionist before taking anything new so that it does not interfere with the nutrients you have been provided with.

This type of duality is common. The primary question here is which one should be given preference over the other one. It usually depends upon what type of ailment you are suffering from, as well as which medicines have worked in past and are being prescribed to you.

Ayurveda is an individualized science and does not prescribe any general medicine for all the patients. On the other hand allopathy classifies medicines according to the disease condition and prescribes them. So there is absolutely no problem in taking both Ayurvedic and Allopathic medicines together. They will definitely not hinder each others effects or create any side effects in the body.