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Abstract

A REVIEW ARTICLE ON THE USE OF RAJATA BHASMA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VARIOUS DISEASES

Dr. Pritika Devi* and Dr. Keshav Rana

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Ras Vaidyas have explained the use of various drugs of herbal, metal, mineral or animal origin along with their different anupan in various diseases. They have also mentioned to follow the pathyapathya during the use of these drugs which are suitable to maintain the health of the healthy individual and to treat the disease up to mark. The classical texts of Rasa shatra clamied that various processed metals like Gold, Silver, Lead, Zinc, Copper including Mercury etc were used by the Acharyas to treat the various disorders; the usage of these herbometallic, mineral, metallic preparations can be termed as a irreplaceable feature in healthcare system. For desired therapeutic benefits these metals are detoxified by the Shodhana (purification) and Marana (incineration) procedures. From the vedic & samhita kal, there are abundant references regarding the use of various metals can be traced. Later on with advancement of Ayurveda, the adequately use of metals in the form of bhasma are found. Swarna (gold), Rajata (silver) are considered to be noble metals having properties like medhya, rasayana, balya and vatahara etc. Therapeutic potential of Rajata (silver) bhasma along with its dosage and anupana, indicated in various disorders like smritinasha, unmada, apasmara, virya kshaya, vata rogas etc are nicely explained by various Rasashastra authors.

Keywords: Rajata, Bhasma, Therapeutic Potential.


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