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International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy


ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343

Article: TOXICOLOGICAL AND HUMAN RISK ASSESSMENT OF HARATAL (ORPIMENT/AS2S3)

Article Category: Original Research articles

DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100113

Pages: 55-58

Author: Sourav Ballav *, Gouranga Maity, Nisith Kumar Mondal

Abstract: With the evolution of civilization and its development, chronic heavy metal poisoning came to light, one of them is α -allotropic form of arsenic;i.e- Haratal (arsenic trisulphide).Agadatantra the special  branch of Ayurveda mainly deals with the toxicological aspect of Ayurveda and the pioneer Ayurveda classic “Sushruta Samhita” 1stdescribed haratal as a heavy metal and highlight its toxicodynamic, toxicokinetic along with poisoning sign symptoms.




Keyword: Arsenic trisulphide poisoning, Heavy metal toxicity, Ayurveda drugs occupational toxicity, Orpiment