ISSN Online: 2229-3566
ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: IMPORTANCE OF PUTA IN RASA SHASTRA: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Kumar Anil *, Dubey Swati, Sharma Ankesh, Singh Thakur Rakesh, Parhate Saroj
Abstract: Ayurveda the science of life gives importance to keep balance between nature and human relationship. From Vedic period to Samhita period there was less use of metals/minerals in formulation, but from the period of Nagarjuna formulation of herbo-mineral drugs are used profusely. A careful survey of the original texts on Rasashastra shows that subject covers the entire field of inorganic pharmaceutical preparation like metallic, nonmetallic and organometallic compounds of Ayurvedic material media. Shodhana and marana of the substance are done with some special processes and thereafter can be used therapeutically. A process in which the substance placed inside a covered container is subjected to specified quantity of heat using various sizes of pits i.e. puta. it is process of heating in a specific heating grade (puta) in particular atmosphere for a specified period, leading to proper incineration of the material. Puta (Agni) work is basis on quantum heat theory, (quantum heat theory is a branch of physics which is the fundamental theory of nature at small scales and low energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles).This article is focused on importance of puta in Rasashastra a review.
Keyword: Puta, Agni, Cow dung cakes, Muffle furnace.