Effect of Bhavana Samskara on Particle size distribution in various stages of preparation of Niruha Basti with special reference to Madhutailika Basti

  • Sumitha L PG Scholar, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, KLEU’s Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Balgaum
  • Gudaganatti K S Professor, Dept. Of Rasashastra Bhaishajya Kalpana, KLEU’s Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Balgaum
  • Prasad B S Principal & HOD, Dept of Panchakarma, KLEU’s Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Balgaum
Keywords: Bhavana, levigation, Madhutailika basti, Basti dravya, Particle size distribution, Serial order of mixing

Abstract

Basti (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 by 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 of 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.

Author Biographies

Sumitha L, PG Scholar, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, KLEU’s Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Balgaum

PG Scholar,

Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana,

KLEU’s Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Balgaum

Gudaganatti K S, Professor, Dept. Of Rasashastra Bhaishajya Kalpana, KLEU’s Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Balgaum
Professor, Dept. Of  Rasashastra Bhaishajya Kalpana, KLEU’s Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Balgaum
Prasad B S, Principal & HOD, Dept of Panchakarma, KLEU’s Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Balgaum
Principal & HOD, Dept of Panchakarma, KLEU’s Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Balgaum
Published
2014-12-27
Section
Research Articles