ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: PREPARATION OF KANTALAUHA BHASMA BY TWO DIFFERENT METHODS AND ITS SINDOORA NIRMANA: A COMPARATIVE PHARMACEUTICO-ANALYTICAL STUDY
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Sanoop K, B. Vinayachandra Shetty *
Abstract: According to Rasa Ratna Samucchaya, Kantalauha is considered as the best variety among Lauhas for Lauha Bhasma compared with Tikshna and Munda Lauha. The present study deals with the “Preparation of Kantalauha bhasma by two different methods and its Sindoora Nirmana- A Comparative Pharmaceutico-Analytical Study. Two different Kantalauha Bhasma and their Kanta Sindoora were prepared as per classical reference and the samples were subjected to Classical and Modern Analytical Parameters, XRD, EDX, SEM, FT-IR, and NPST. Pharmaceutically Kantalauha Bhasma 1 has attained Bhasma Siddhi Lakshanas in 16 Putas and Kantalauha Bhasma 2 in 3 Putas. Both the samples of Kanta Sindoora attained Sindoora Varna by 3 Putas. SEM analysis showed that Kantalauha Bhasma 1 and Kanta Sindoora 1 attained the smallest particle size. XRD showed the presence of compound Fe2O3 in all the samples. EDAX confirmed the presence of Fe, O2, Mg, Al, Si, S, K and Ca. The FT-IR analysis of all the samples shows the presence of 10 Absorption Peak frequencies cm-1. NPST proved the fineness and proper formation of Bhasma samples. Among the two different methods of Kantalauha Bhasma preparation, the 1st method is found better in yield wise and cost-wise. The second method saved the time as it attained Bhasma Siddhi Lakshanas within 3 puts. In the case of Kanta Sindoora, yield wise both the samples were found almost the same.
Keyword: Kantalauha, Kantalauha Bhasma, Kanta Sindoora, Puta, Parada