International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Original Research articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.1519

Pages: 36-39

Author: Tejashwini M Rajanal *, Ravikrishna S, Shubha PU, Suchitra N Prabhu, Chaitra Hebbar

Abstract: Introduction: The quality of drugs is the prime and basic need of present pharmacies to safeguard the well-being and efficacy of drugs when it comes to herbal origin. The Ayurveda system of medicine stretched worldwide due to the increased side effects of synthetic drugs, lack of remedies for several chronic diseases, microbial resistance, high cost of synthetic drugs, developing diseases, and, most importantly, bacterial diseases transferred through polluted water. Bhasma (ash) form is a potent Ayurvedic pharmaceutical with biologically active and powerful healing preparation. These Bhasma (ash) possess a wide range of therapeutic efficacy and are considered superior because of their small dose, quick action, palatability, and longer shelf life. Dhavadi Bhasma is one of the Jalashuddhikarana yogas (formulations) mentioned in the Kriyakoumudi-A Malayalam textbook of Visha chikitsa (treatment), which helps to enhance its properties and retain its benefits. Aims: The present study focuses on the pharmaceutical-analytical study of Dhavadi Bhasma (ash) with various parameters. Materials and Methods: The method of preparation and the comprehensive standardization of Dhavadi Bhasma formulation is done per the standard testing protocol and accentuates its properties and actions in Jalashuddhikarana (water purification). Observation and results: Dhavadi Bhasma, explained by Kriyakoumudi, contains eight drugs, all of which have Vishahara (anti-poisonous) and Krimigna (anti-bacterial) properties and can be used in water purification.

Keyword: Dhavadi, Bhasma, pharmaceutical-analytical