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Abstract

PHARMACEUTICAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDY OF KAPARDIK BHASMA PREPARED BY THREE DIFFERENT METHODS

Dr. Sneha Kubde, *Dr. Pallavi Jamnekar and Dr. Sneha Kubde

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Bhasmas are unique ayurvedic metallic or mineral preparations widely recommended for treatment of a variety of ailments. Animal derivatives such as horns, shells, feathers, metallic, non-metallic and herbal are normally administerd as Bhasmas. Kapardik Bhasma is the choice of drug having various therapeutic uses in day today practice. In the present study, Kapardik Bhasma was prepared by three different methods. Kapardika was subjected to Shodhan in Dolayantra with Nimbu Swaras. Then Bhasma of these Shuddha Kapardika was obtained by three methods a. Dhamana, b. Gajputa method, c. Triturating with Kumari swarasa and then subjected to Gajaputa for seven times. To assure the quality of bhasma, classical tests like Rekhapurna, Varitara, Nishchandra, were used. Then the Bhasma was subjected to Analytical Tests like loss on drying, total ash, acid insoluble ash, calcium content, etc. Studies revealed that Kapardik Bhasma prepared by Dhamana method contained 37.78% calcium whereas by Gajaputa method contained 44.92% calcium and by trituration with Kumari swaras and then subjecting to Gajaputa method contained 49.60% calcium.

Keywords: Bhasma, Shodhana, Marana, Gajaputa, Kapardika Bhasma, Calcium content.


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