ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: PHARMACEUTICAL STUDY OF VANGA BHASMA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Manish Kumar Saini *, Meemansa, Parimi Suresh
Abstract: Pharmaceutical study gives emphasis to prepare drugs in a standard manner and to dispense it. Vanga is classified as a Puti Loha. Here the Puti means bad smell, obnoxious or dirty. All three metals mentioned in this group emit obnoxious smell, while they are melting. Vanga has been widely described in our texts and several therapeutic properties have been stated. Much importance has been given to its efficacy as Vrishya and as a therapy for Meha Roga. The Aim of this study is to prepare Vanga bhasma as per classical guidelines. Raw Vanga metal, plant materials and other drugs used for shodhana, marana, Jarana were collected mainly from pharmacy, N.I.A., Jaipur. Buttermilk (Takra) and Gomutra were obtained from nearby shop and cow husbandry. The Vanga bhasma was prepared following Reference of Siddha Bhaishaja Mani Mala in the Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, N.I.A., Jaipur. In present study total 470 gm of raw Vanga was taken, after Shodhana process 463 gm Vanga was obtained. Further by the process of Jarana 440 gm Vanga was yield. From which 420 gm was used in Marana process, from which ultimately total bhasma of Vanga obtained was 438 gm.
Keyword: Vanga Bhasma, Shodhana, Marana, Jarana