A PHARMACEUTICO-ANALYTICAL STUDY OF BHUNAGA SATVA
The knowledge of Tamra (copper) was known to Indians, since early ages of medical practice. It is having the Rasayana, emetic, purgative, blood purifying properties. Ashodhita Copper causes Vanti (vomiting) and Bhranti (mental illusion). So it should be used after Shodhana only. Various pharmaceutical procedures i.e. Shodhana (purification), Marana (incineration), Satvapatana (extraction of metal from mineral) etc. converts deadly toxic mineral, metallic substances into safe and potent therapeutic agent. Bhunaga (earthworm) Satva has been mentioned as a source of Tamra (copper). This paper aims to make available standard manufacturing process of Bhunaga Satva-Patana. Satvapatana process performed by method described in Rasa Tarangini. 2 gm of Satva was obtained from 120 gm of Bhunaga Masi. Percentage yield of Satva was 1%. The prepared Satva’s were subjected to qualitative and quantitative analysis. In Bhunaga there was Satva higher percent of Fe (75.3%) along with containing Cu 18.8% and Zn 2%.
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