Effect of Bhavana Samskara on Particle size distribution in various stages of preparation of Niruha Basti with special reference to Madhutailika Basti
AbstractBasti (Medicated enema) is one of the five therapeutic procedures in Panchakarma, is frequently used in the management of different Vatavyadhi (neurological disorders). It is a herbo-mineral preparation prepared byÂ systematic step wise procedure described in Ayurvedic classics. It is a unique preparation as well as widely practised all over the world. Therefore, in the present study, a simple and widely practiced Madhutailika bati was used as a model formulation to assess the changes in particle size distribution in each step of preparation. It was prepared by adding Makshika (Honey), Saindhava Lavana (Rock salt), Moorchita tila taila (Medicated oil), Shatapushpa kalka (Fine paste obtaining after wet grinding of plant material), Erandamoola kwatha (Decoction) in a serial order for a specific duration. The changes taking place in each steps of mixing were evaluated on the basis of particle size distribution. The changes taken place, by increasing the duration ofÂ Bhavana ( levigation) on particle size of the drug was observed under digital microscope. Overall, a remarkable difference was observed in the sample after Bhavana ( levigation). The study underlines the significance of the procedure described in the classics emphasizing the serial order of mixing of basti dravyas.
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