ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: TUTTHA SHODHANA: CLASSICAL VIEW AND SCIENTIFIC REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Jayalaxmi *, MS Krishnamurthy, Chaitra LV
Abstract: Rasa dravyas which are crude, are always subjected to many classical operative procedures before it used as a medicine, be it a metal, mineral or any other crude toxic drug. The aim of the Shodhana (detoxifying procedure) etc. procedures is to produce safe and effective medicine. Tuttha being one such rasa dravya a member of Maharasa varga and upadhatu of tamra is having a peculiar combination of nectar and poison mythologically, also subjected for different classical procedures like nirmalikarana (cleaning measures), Shodhana (procedures which removes blemishes) and Marana (incineration), Satwapatana (extractive procedures), so that it can be utilized in different forms for various therapeutic needs. So an attempt is made to review such Shodhana procedures through which crude drug Tuttha coverts into potent therapeutic drug and probable scientific aspects behind the media and method of Shodhana are dealt here.
Keyword: Tuttha, Shodhana, Visha, Bhavana, Mardana.