HEMAGARBHA POTTALI - THE WONDER DRUG OF AYURVEDIC CRITICAL CARE
P.V.N.R. Prasad*, P.H.C. Murthy
The Pottali Rasyana is one among the mercurial compound processed with the help of Sulphur. These Kalpanas are the best examples for Sagandha Rasa Yogas. The Pottali rasayana is a unique pharmaceutical preparation designed to achieve the better therapeutic efficacy by its special method of preparation which potentiate and stabilize the bonding between its ingredients. It is prepared in four different methods but the method of Putapaka and Gandhadrava paka are more popular and are in wide practice. Hemagarbha Pottali Rasa is the important Pottali preparation which is administered to the patient who is unconscious, in coma, or even at death bed, where the patient recover immediately by its administration and hence, it is regarded as medicine of choice in critical care and considered as an emergency medicine in Ayurveda. Although the preparation of Pottali is little bit difficult, but its effects are miraculous and hence administered in incurable cases and also in cases that are curable with difficulty. In spite of its status of being an emergency medicine of Ayurveda, now-a-days, it is used sparingly or rarely due to its high cost and difficult method of preparation. Different combinations and methods of preparing Hemagarbha pottali are discussed.Keywords: Pottali rasayana, Hemagarbha Pottali, Sagandha Rasa Yoga, Putapaka; Gandhadrava paka.
Dr P.V.N.R. Prasad, Ph.D. Scholar, P.G. Dept. of Rasashastra & Bhiashajya Kalpana, Dr. NRS. Govt. Ayurvedic College, Vijayawada, A.P., India.