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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 141-148

Pharmaco-Therapeutic profile of Laxmivilas Rasa - An Ayurvedic Herbo-mineral formulation


1 Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India
2 Assistant professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India
3 Scholar, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India

Correspondence Address:
Bharat Rathi
Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha (MH)
India
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Herbo-mineral formulations occupies significant seat in Ayurvedic pharmaceutics. Nearly 70 % formulations include combination of one or more metallic/mineral Bhasma with several herbs which have supporting role in improving efficacy of Bhasma, reliving symptoms of disease and to avoid adverse effect of Bhasma. Laxmivilas Rasa is one of such herbo- mineral combination indicated in Kustha (diseases of skin), Prameh (urinary disorders), Nadivrana (sinus), Arsha (piles), Bhagandara (fistulka in-ano), Shlipada (filariasis), Atisara (diarrhea), Amavata (rheumatism), Udararog (diseases of abdomen), Kasa (cough), Rajyakshma (tuberculosis), Sthoulya (obesity), Sula (pain), Shirorog (diseases of head) and Strirog (gynecological disorders). This formulation mainly acts as Kapha- Vataghna and widely used in treating Dushta-Pratishyaya (chronic rhinitis). Detail information, properties and mode of action of Laxmivilas Rasa is not published yet. Hence in present work an attempt has been made to compile available information and to discuss properties of Laxmivilas Rasa on the basis of modern research. It is clear from this study that Laxmivilas Rasa is useful in treating wide range of diseases especially upper respiratory tract, abdominal conditions and some major systemic disorders such as anemia, diabetes, tuberculosis, hepatitis and infertility. This is having unique properties Ushna Virya formulation; hence have limitations in Pitta vitiated conditions. Present work will be helpful to understand therapeutic value, broad spectrum activity and other useful properties for the management of Kapha Vataj disorders.


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