Tradition and Technology with special respect to Dhouta Samskara of Shatadhouta Ghrita

  • Shreevathsa S Professor and HOD Dept of PG Studies in Ayurveda Siddhanta GAMC Mysuru
  • Bharathi B Hiremath PG Scholar Dept of PG Studies in Ayurveda Siddhanta GAMC Mysuru
  • Dileep Kumar PG Scholar Dept of PG Studies in Ayurveda Siddhanta GAMC Mysuru
  • Shivappa Pujari PG Scholar Dept of PG Studies in Ayurveda Siddhanta GAMC Mysuru
  • Rajesh V M Lecturer, JSS Pharmacy College Mysuru
Keywords: Ayurveda, Ghrita, pH, Evaluate, Viscosity, Saponification, Iodinevalue, Shatdhouta ghrita, Samskara

Abstract

Ayurveda the science of health care system of medicine has been considered very important since ages. It has narrated many important principles regarding svastya (health), ahara (diet), vyadhi (disease) and aoushadha kalpanas (formlation of medicine). Ghrita is one among the chaturvidha sneha explained in Ayurveda and widely used as ahara and aoushada. Many ghrita samskara’s   are explained in classical texts of Aurveda. Shatadhouta ghrita is one such unique preparation and an example for dhouta samskara. And in laboratory it is evaluated for its pH, organoleptic, properties, moisture content, molecular size, viscosity, copper content, acid value, saponification value, iodine value in JSS Pharmacy College Mysore. Hence an attempt is being made to prepare and analyze the Shatadhouta ghrita in laboratory and to emphasize the importance of samskara explained in Ayurveda.

Published
2015-06-28
Section
Research Articles