A REVIEW ON ANUPANA FOR SAPTADHATUS OF RASASHASTRA
Ayurveda is the science which is practiced all over the world since 5000 years. This science is popular because of its unique concepts and treatment methods. Rasashastra is a specialized branch of Ayurveda in which certain minerals, metals and organic compounds are used for the treatment purpose. These substances will be subjected to various purificatory and incineration processes to remove the toxicity before internal administration. Rasoushadhis are famous because of their faster actions and minimal dosage. These medicines should be administered with proper adjuvants i.e. Anupana which can increase the potency of the medicine to attain good result. In Rasashastra,Suvarna, Tamra, Rajata, Naga, Vanga, Yasada, Loha are the seven important Dhatus which are commonly used in Bhasma form for treatment. These should be administered as a treatment modality with a specific Anupana indicated for various diseases distinctively there by proving to have its maximum effect with it. Hence this article deals with the classical Anupanas which has to be used while administering Bhasmas.
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