Research Article

AYUSHDHARA | Year : 2014 | Volume : 1 | Issue : 1 | Page : 11-16

PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSING AND ANALYTICAL STUDY OF TRIVANGA BHASMA

Smitha Jain1*, Ashok D Satpute2, Dasari Srilakshmi3, T. V. Shalini4

*1P. G. Scholar, Dept. of Rasashastra, JSS Ayurveda Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
2HOD, Dept. of Rasashastra, JSS Ayurveda Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
3Ayurvedic physician & Physiotherapist, S.G.S Hospital, Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Ashram, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
4Lecturer, Dept. of Rasashastra, Sushrutha Ayurveda Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: Rasashastra is a branch of Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, which deals with the conversion of metals & minerals into potent medicines. In Rasashastra, the metals like gold, silver, copper, iron, lead, tin, zinc etc. are converted in to Bhasma and are applied in therapeutics. Validity of this branch of science totally depends on the successful completion of the practical aspects with careful observations, and it becomes necessary to perform analytical studies to check the quality of the finished products. Hence, the present study was carried out to understand the pharmaceutical processing and to analyze the Trivanga Bhasma with the aid of classical tests and modern analytical tools.
Materials & Methods: Trivanga Bhasma was prepared by subjecting the Vanga, Naga & Yashada to Samanya & Vishesha Shodhana, Jarana and Marana processes as per the classical references. Final product was then subjected to all the classical Bhasmaparikshas and also analyzed by adopting modern analytical techniques.
Results & Conclusion: Yellow coloured Trivanga Bhasma which passed all the Bhasmaparikshas was obtained after seventeen Laghuputas. Percentile of tin, lead & zinc were noted.

Keywords:  Trivanga Bhasma, Shodhana, Jarana, Marana, Laghuputa.

*Corresponding Address:
Dr. Smitha Jain, Lecturer, Dept. of Rasashastra, Sri Siddharameshwar Ayurvedic Medical College, Naubad, Bidar, Karnataka India.
Ph: +919480063676
Email: drsmithajn@gmail.com

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