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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-82

Analytical standardization of Mandura Bhasma (incinerated iron oxide)

1 Asst. Professor, Dept. of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India
2 Asst. Professor, Division of Ayurveda, CIMR, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Dhirajsingh Rajput
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha(MH)
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Establishing qualitative and quantitative parameters of medicines is the major step in developing safe and effective medicines. Analytical standardization is helpful in assuring quality standards of medicines. Such standardization for Ayurvedic classical dosage forms is needed to be evaluated. Incinerated metallic-mineral preparations have significant role in Ayurvedic therapeutics. Mandura Bhasma (incinerated iron oxide) is one of such preparation which is mentioned to be very effective in treating anemia. In this study analytical standardization of Mandura Bhasma prepared as per mentioned in Rasamrita, has been done by using different physico-chemical parameters such as total ash, acid insoluble ash, bulk density, percentage of Iron, X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) . Present study revealed that Mandura Bhasma have total ash 37.61 %, Acid insoluble Ash 38.86 %, Water soluble ash 0.62, Iron (Fe) 41.39% and average particle size 30.83 nm. Mandura Bhasma has iron oxide (Fe2O3 andFe3O4) as major phase.

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