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Abstract

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF KASISABHASMA AND ANNABHEDI CHENDURAM WITH REFERENCE TO THEIR PHARMACEUTICAL STUDY

*Dr. Ashwin Ashok Shete, Dr. Avinash Ashok Shete, Dr. Arati Prabhakar Dubewar, Dr. PVNR Prasad and Dr. Yogesh Bhagawanrao Shinde

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The ancient texts of Rasa Shastra classified the minerals as Maharasa, Uparasa, and SadharanaRasa on basis of their importance in mercurial processing. ‘Kasisa’ is described under Uparasa group by Rasacharyas. It is one among the Iron containing minerals. While reviewing the Modern literature, we find medicinal use of Iron after 17th century by the discovery of food rich Iron. ‘Kasisa’ is an iron compound which is presented in this article in two forms i.e Kasisa bhasma and Annabhedi chenduram. Annabhedi chenduram is siddha medicine. Like Ayurveda, Siddha is also a traditional medical system of India. It is of Dravidian origin and has its entire literature in Tamil language. Many research programmes were conducted on Kasisa Bhasma of Ayurveda and Annabhedi Chendooram of Siddha medicine for the management of Anaemia. So far no comparative study is taken up to identify the supremacy between the two. So comparative study with respect to pharmaceutical view studied in this article. Kasisa Bhasma and Annabhedi Chendooram contain number of similarities both in terms of composition and preparation with minimum variations.

Keywords: ‘Kasisa, Annabhedi Chendooram, Siddha, Kasisa Bhasma.


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