ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: IMPORTANCE OF SHODHANA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SAMANYA SHODHANA OF TAMRA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Archana Sahu *, Mridu Sanjana Kujur, Lalchand Sahu, Thakur Rakesh Singh, Saroj Parhate
Abstract: Rasa Shastra is a branch of Ayurveda, which deals with the uses of drugs originated mainly from metals and minerals substances like Tamra Bhasma. Raw Tamra may contain impurities, heterogeneous and unwanted qualities. Aim of Shodhana is to make it purified and make it free from toxicity and suitable for the body. In this study Shodhana of Tamra was performed by classical method mentioned in Rasa Ratna Samucchya. In this process for Samanya Shodhana of Tamra. It was heated and after red hot it was quenched for 7 times in Tila Taila, Takra, Gomutra, Kanji and Kulattha kwatha in order. Total weight loss of Tamra after Samanya Shodhana was 13.33%, which shows removal of impurities. Literally, Shodhana is a procedure of elimination of Doshas in a drug. After Shodhana Loss on weight of Tamra, pH and colour changes of all liquid media were observed.
Keyword: Shodhana, Purification, Tamra.