SEM-EDAX ANALYSIS OF RASASINDHURA PREPARED ACCORDING TO THE REFERENCE OF RASATARANGINI
Kupipakwa Rasayana’s plays a major role in the field of therapeutics in Rasashastra. It is a procedure developed mainly for Gandhaka Jarana for which Kupi is used in the preparation. The procedure involves placing of Kajjali into the Kupi and subjecting it for paka for a specific period of time by supplying a uniform pattern of heat. Ancient Indian alchemist transformed lower metals to higher metals and in this way they used to potentiate and transform mercury to higher levels by the process of Jarana. In such experimentation of Jarana, Kupipakwa method was adopted. This article deals with the preparation of Rasasindhura followed by its analysis via SEM-EDX which proved that there was reduction in some of the elements present in the drug after subjecting it to heat. In elemental analysis of Rasasindhura there was presence of Sulphur and Mercury. Atomic % of Sulphur was 54.23 and Mercury atomic % was 45.77. There was no presence of heavy metals in the prepared sample of Rasasindhura. The particles present in the preparation were clearly distinctive and the particle size were clearly analysed which was in the range of 118 to 138.2 nm at a magnification of 20.00 K X.
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