International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Original Research articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.15235

Pages: 38-42

Author: Rakesh P *, Kiran Sarma

Abstract: Ksharas are water soluble-alkaline compounds that are prepared by the combustion of raw drugs. Various Ksharas are used in clinical practice, among them, Apamarga kshara is widely prescribed. The main process involved in the preparation of kshara is the combustion of raw drugs. The complete combustion of the raw drugs leads to higher yields and better analytical results. Hence, this study was initiated to increase the yield and minimise manual labour and time by maintaining constant combustion by implementing a new method. For this purpose, a new instrument was developed for the combustion of raw drugs and multiple experiments were conducted. In the classical method of preparation, after complete combustion, carbon particles or partially burned raw herbs accounted for 23.6%, whereas with the new instrument, this was reduced to 9.4%. The instrumental method produced an increase in the yield of kshara. The results showed that for the preparation of kshara, combustion is the major part. Complete combustion of raw drugs will produce a good yield.

Keyword: Apamarga, Kshara, Instrument