PHARMACEUTICO-ANALYTICAL STUDY OF ANILARI RAS: A HERBO MINERAL COMPOUND
G.Siva Ram*, B.Mahadev, G.Rama Mohan Rao, A.Shankar Babu, T.Maheshwar, G.BabuABSTRACT
Rasasastra is a branch of Ayurvedic medicine which deals with preparation of the drugs with metals and minerals having higher therapeutic efficacy with quick action in minute dose. Present preparation Anilari Ras is a herbo-mineral formulation used for treating all types of Vata disorders. This drug is a variety of Tamra bhasma (incinerated Copper) preparation processed with Shodit parad (Purified Mercury), Shodit Gandhak (Purified Sulphur), Shodit Tamra (Purified Copper) and Bhavana dravyas (liquids used for trituration) are Nirgundi patra swarasa (Vitex negundo Linn.), Eranda mula kashaya (Ricinus communis Linn) and Citraka mula kashaya (Plumbago zeylanica Linn). Triturating Rasa drugs with herbal liquids (Bhavana) increases the efficacy of formulation. Puta in the preparation imparts Laghutva (easily assimilating) property, helps in particle reduction and facilitates nano particle formation which enhances rapid action of the medicine. The pharmaceutically developed drug was subjected for certain Analytical tests like Organoleptic, Physico-chemical, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Energy- Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), with a view to standardize the formulation. The results show major peaks of Meta Cinnabar (HgS), Covellite (CuS) and minor peaks of Sulphur (S8). The Average grain size in SEM at 5K X is 218.4 nm and at 7K X is 210.0 nm.Keywords: Anilari Ras, Tamra Bhasma, Bhavana, Kajjali.
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