A comparative SEM- EDX Analysis of Swayamagni Rasa by Dhanyarashi and Putapaka method
Introduction: Swayamagni Rasa is the herbo-mineral preparation were in, self generated heat transforms particle size from Loha Churna into Bhasma form. The present trend of preparation of Bhasma is by Putapaka method by using cow dung cakes. Here the Niragni method of Loha Marana was carried out along with the Putapaka method to Analyse the Physico-chemical changes, and are been compared with respect to its Pharmaceutical and Analytical parameters. Methods and Materials: Swayamagni Rasa was prepared according to the reference of Rasa Chintamani, other methods adopted were Shodhana of Parada, Shodhana of Ghandaka, Preparation of Dwiguna Kajjali, Samanya Shodhana, Vishesha Shodhana, Preparation of Swayamagni Loha Bhasma by Dhanyarashi and Putapaka method. Physico-chemical Analysis and Instrumental analysis was done for the samples of Swayamagni Rasa by Dhanyarashi and Putapaka method. Results: The Physico-chemical analysis of Swayamagni Rasa by Dhanyarashi and Putapaka method gave significant result. SEM-EDX of Swayamagni Rasa by Dhanyarashi, Putapaka method showed the weight and atomic percentage of elements present and its particle size. Conclusion: The samples of Swayamagni Loha Bhasma by Dhanyarashi Method and one sample of Putapaka method passed the classical Bhasma Pareeksha, that is Rekha purnatha,Varithara, Nishchandratwa and Unama. Also, elemental analysis of all these four samples of Swayamagni Rasa and sample of Putapaka shows reduction in the particle size ranging with in nanometer scale. The Niragni method of preparation of loha Bhasma pharmaceutically and Analytically showed the equivalent results. Further it can be taken up for Animal, Clinical studies to evaluate the efficacy.
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