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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-38

Pharmaceutical and Analytical Study on Panaviraladi Kshara

Professor & Head Dept. of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma GandhiAyurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H) Wardha-442004, India

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Bharat Rathi
Professor & Head Dept. of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma GandhiAyurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H) Wardha-442004
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Bhaishajya Kalpana is a branch of Ayurveda which deals with the source, descriptions and the art of producing various pharmaceutical preparations by following several processes by which it becomes easily digestible, therapeutically more effective and stable for a long period. Among all these preparations Kshara Kalpana enjoys due respect in the Ayurvedic pharmacy. Ksharas are the ashes of herbal drugs or derivatives of such ashes in the form of solutions or crystals and used in many disorders. The present study is concerned with the formulation Panaviraladi Bhasma mentioned in Sahasrayogam and Chikitsamanjiri, the traditional Malayalam publications. Some of the Folk practioners & Ayurvedic Physicians of Kerala use this Yogam to treat the Sotha (bodily swelling). However till now no scientific studies have been carried outwith respect to its preparation and analysis. Hence special emphasis was given to convert the Bhasma form into Kshara form according to standard preparation methods and was analyzed. Ksharas of Panaviral, Kokilaksha, Apamarga & Kadalikanda were prepared individually by Samanya Kshara Nirman Vidhi taking ash water proportion as 1:6 and mixed together in equal proportion to prepare the Panaviraladi Kshara .The organoleptic properties of the drugs revealed that the colour of the drug to be white, having metallic smell,pungent & salty taste and smooth touch. Ion exchange chromatography, Conventional titrometry and atomic absorption spectrophotometry study showed the presence of sodium (8.01%), potassium (13.5%), chloride (13.4%) sulphate (10.9%) carbonate (21.9%) phosphate (0.14%) and iron (0.006 %) respectively. The values which have been obtained through this analysis may serve as the standard parameters for genuine preparation ofthe Panaviraladi Kshara.

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