Extraction of Tuvaraka Beeja Taila
AbstractTuvaraka (Hydnocarpus pentandra (Buch.-Ham.)) is one among the most trusted drugs from the treasure of Ayurveda. The oil extracted from the seeds of â€˜pakwa tuvaraka phalaâ€™, commonly known as â€˜chaulmoogra oilâ€™ is mentioned as a potential healer for all types of kushtha roga - a group of skin diseases. Tuvaraka (Hydnocarpus pentandra (Buch.-Ham.)) widely grows in the Western Ghats. It is an evergreen deciduous tree, growing up to 15 meters or more in height. The method of oil extraction from dry seeds of Tuvaraka has well documented â€˜classicalâ€™ references. Since â€˜Tuvaraka tailaâ€™ is a potent healer of â€˜kushtha rogaâ€™ (skin diseases) (Su. Ci. 13 / 19 - 34) and very less used in the therapeutic world of Ayurveda because of its â€˜teekshna gunaâ€™ (strong inherent properties), the proper extraction of this oil from the seeds of â€˜tuvarakaâ€™ is essential to promote its therapeutic use.Â In this article, the extraction of â€˜Tuvaraka beeja tailaâ€™ (Su. Ci. 13 / 19 - 34) is elaborately documented and discussed.
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