ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF KALYANAKA KSHARA PREPARED BY PUTA METHOD AND FURNACE METHOD TO ASSESS ITS PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Neethu Indukumar *, G. Jai
Abstract: Ayurveda, the science of life is as old as the Vedic age and now a days Ayurvedic medicines are becoming popular day by day all across the world. The Ayurvedic therapeutics are mainly based on various kinds of dosage forms. Panchavidha kashaya kalpana is the basic form and many formulations are developed over time having long shelf life, stability, strong action etc. Kshara kalpana is the alkaline substance obtained from the ash of plants, minerals and animal products and has been widely used due to its minimal dose and potential action. Kalyanaka Kshara is a widely used formulation mentioned in our classics which is prepared by Antardhooma vidhi. In the present study Kalyanaka Kshara has been prepared using puta method as well as using muffle furnace. Physicochemical characterization of both the samples were done.
Keyword: Antardhooma vidhi, Kshara, Kalyanaka kshara, Puta.