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Abstract

PHARMACEUTICAL STUDY OF MANDOORA W. S. R TO ITS SHODANA AND MARANA PROCEDURES

Radhika Bhat* and Ravindra Angadi

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Formulations of Ayurveda consist of substances of herbal, mineral or metal and animal origin. These raw drugs are processed to have therapeutical values. The attribute of processing by Shodana (Purification/Potentiation), Bhavana (levigation/impregnation) and Marana (incineration/calcinations) of Rasashastra which acclimatize these toxic industrial matter to a effective remedies known as herbo mineral formulations i.e rasoushadhis in Ayurveda. There is large number of formulations in Rasashastra which are unexplored, un interpreted due to not being able to understand or when done practically they are not giving expected consistency. Sometimes when the steps are followed the drugs do not change into form that is acceptable to the body. Hence pharmaceutical study plays an important role to understand and discover the unexplored areas of Shastra. Materials and Methods: Raw Drugs for the preparation was obtained from S.D.M Ayurveda pharmacy Udupi. Processing of mandoora (shodana and marana) was carried out in Rasashastra and Bhaishajya kalpana practical Hall, S. D. M. College of Ayurveda, Udupi. Reference was taken from classical text Rasatarangini were in grahya mandoora shodana is done by nirvapa procedure with gomuthra and repeated for 7 times. After sodhana, the mandoora is to be subjected to marana. For the process of marana the reference was taken from the book Rasamritha. Observations and Results: Shodana was carried out for mandoora 7 times during which there was significant decrease in the particle size. Marana was carried out until the particles were abiding with all the bhasma pareeksha which took about 25 puta for completion.

Keywords: Puta, Grahaya mandoora, Bhasma pareeksha, bhavana.


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