PHARMACEUTICO-ANALYTICAL STUDY OF KUSHTAKUTHARA RASA PREPARED ACCORDING TO THE REFERENCE OF BHAISHAJYA RATNAVALLI
Majority of the population is suffering from different types of skin disorders in which the treatment protocols are by palliative means thereby leading to its reoccurrence. There are many formulations mentioned for a particular kind of skin disorder and Kushtakuthara Rasa plays an important role in this scenario as it is indicated for all kinds of skin ailments there by necessitating its need for research. Kushtakuthara Rasa was prepared according to the reference of Bhaishajya Ratnavalli, other methods adopted were Shodana of Parada, Gandhaka, Guggulu, Shilajatu, Tamra, Loha and Abhraka, Preparation of Kajjali and Rasasindhura, Marana of Tamra, Loha and Abhraka. Preparation of Kushtakuthara Rasa was done by preparing it in the form of Churna and Vati. Analytical parameters like organoleptic characters, Physico-chemical analysis and Instrumental analysis was done for Kushtakuthara Rasa (Churna), Hand rolled pills, Market Sample, Bhasmas and Rasasindhura. Organoleptic characters of prepared Kushtakuthara Rasa (Churna), Hand rolled pills and Market sample varied significantly. Physico-chemical analysis also differed. SEM-EDX of Metallic Churnas, Bhasmas, Kushtakuthara Rasa and Market sample showed the weight and atomic percentage of elements present, its particle size and image. Bhasmas showed the presence of oxygen, FTIR of the 3 samples showed the presence of Organic bonds, XRD of Kushtakuthara Rasa (Churna) showed the presence of elements and bonds, AAS of Rasasindhura showed the presence of Mercury.
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