International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.1405146

Pages: 58-63

Author: Pallavi Joshi *, Prem Prakash Vyas, Harish Kumar Singhal

Abstract: The Ayurveda system of medicine has appreciable antiquity, dating back to about 5000 years B.C. Materia Medica of Ayurveda contains resources in the form of drugs derived from plant, animal, metal, and mineral sources. Gold is found in the form of fine gold dust, red colloidal solution, Suvarnapatra, Suvarnabhasma, Suvarnaparpati, Kharaliya (triturated) formulations, and Sindoorkalpa. These are used in single or in combination form along with Ghrita and Madhu (honey) to enhance Medhya (intellect) and Rasayana (rejuvenation). Bhasmas are Ayurvedic metal-based preparations manufactured through various steps along with the use of certain herbs. Thus converting raw metal into its therapeutic active form known as Suvarna Bhasma. This Suvarna Bhasama is a traditional Ayurvedic medicine that contains nano and colloidal gold particles. In this review article, the author tries to gather all available information on gold that establishes its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-rheumatic and antioxidant properties through published research articles and experimental and clinical studies.

Keyword: Suvarna Bhasma, Medhya, Suvarnapatra