PREPARATION OF APAMARGA PRATISARANNEYA KSHARA AND ITS PHYSICO-CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

  • Sweta K M Associate Professor, Department of Shalya Tantra, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Vijay Ukhalkar Professor, Govt. Ayurveda Medical College, Nanded, Maharashtra, India.
  • Ramesh Bhat Professor & H.O.D, Department of Shalya Tantra, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Manoj Kumar Samantaray Associate Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Introduction: Kshara is described in Anuyantras and Anushastras according to Acharya Sushruta. It is considered to be Pradhana among Shashtra and Anushashtra because of its Chedana, Bhedana, Lekhana property, as well as it is said to be Tridoshaghna and used for the special procedures. Pratisaraneya Kshara is been indicated externally for various disorders such as Arsha, Bhagandara, Kilasa. Materials and Methods: Pratisaraneeya Kshara with the drug Apamarga is prepared as per Acharya Sushruta’s description with 12 kg of Apamarga Panchanga. Results: Physicochemical analysis: iron as Fe - 0.043%, sodium- 0.63%, potassium - 9.19%, ph value - 13.88, acid insoluble ash - 9.69%, loss on drying at 110 degree c - 64.24%, total ash - 47.03%, colour - white. Discussion: Physicochemical analysis shows ph value as alkaline, amount of insoluble ash, iron, sodium and potassium. Conclusion: The method of preparation of Pratisaraneeya Kshara holds good even for today’s era and can be considerd as standard protocol for Teekshana Pratisaraneeya Apamarga  Kshara.

Published
2017-07-07
How to Cite
M, Sweta K et al. PREPARATION OF APAMARGA PRATISARANNEYA KSHARA AND ITS PHYSICO-CHEMICAL ANALYSIS. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 2, n. 3, p. 101 - 104, july 2017. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/268>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v2i3.8216.
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