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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 180-183

Experimental study on anti-hyperglycemic effect of Naga Bhasma (incinerated lead)


1 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, MGACH and RC, Wardha (MH), India
2 Head, Pharmacological lab. I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar-361008, India
3 Professor, Dept. of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar- 361008, India

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Dhirajsingh Rajput
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, MGACH and RC, Wardha (MH)
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Hyperglycemia is major representative symptom of diabetes. Increasing global incidence of diabetes is serious issue and large numbers of researches are undergoing to find promising cure of this chronic disease. In Ayurveda, Naga Bhasma (incinerated lead) is mainly indicated in treatment of Prameha (diabetes) as one of the potent metallic formulations. There are few published research works in which antidiabetic effect of Naga Bhasma has been studied. However according to classical texts Bhasma prepared by using mercury are considered as superior than those prepared by using herbal media. Comparative antihyperglycemic study of Naga Bhasma prepared by using mercury (NBP) and by using Vasa (Adhatoda vasica Niss) as herbal media (NBH) is not available. Hence in present study an attempt has been made to explore antihyperglycemic effect of Naga Bhasma prepared by two different methods in Wistar strain albino mice. Both drug reduced the sugar level at 90 and 120 minutes at almost similar level as observed at initial reading and the effects were significant in comparison to control group. Experimental study shows that both samples of Naga Bhasma have no hypoglycemic action but possess moderate anti- hyperglycemic effect after one hour and significant anti-hyperglycemic effect compared to initial blood sugar level.


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