Analytical study of Vanga Bhasma
AbstractBhasma is a special dosage form as mentioned in Ayurveda texts. It is an incinerated metal or mineral prepared after several rounds of processing. Properly prepared Bhasmas have been proved to work wonders in clinical practice. Quality of a drug depends upon its formulation, processing and applications. It is essential to fix some standards for manufacture of drugs so that the genuineness of the drug is not compromised. There have been concerns regarding the safety and efficacy of Ayurvedic drugs mainly the Bhasma. Keeping this fact in mind, the Vanga Bhasma, which has been acclaimed to be efficacious in Sukra Dosa, and also prevents sukrakshaya was prepared for the present study and analyzed for quality control checks, on the parameters described in Ayurvedic texts as well as modern technology. The ancient methods of organoleptics were conducted and the modern parameters like, EDX, XRD, FTIR were done to find out the nature and form of the drug prepared. After analyses, it was inferred that the drug was converted into its oxide form and had a highly reduced particle size. Study also confirmed the formation of organometallic compound at the end of the manufacturing process.
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