Characterization of Lauha Bhasma

  • Bhargava Subhash Chandra
  • Reddy K R C
  • Sastry G V S
Keywords: Lauha, Teekshna Lauha, Kanta Lauha, Lauha Bhasma, Puta


The research methodologies of ancient and modern medicinal science are different but objectives behind them remain the same. Hence in modern day combined practice of Ayurveda, the Indian traditional medicine, testing parameters using traditional and modern analytical methods is required for understanding the Ayurveda in most scientific manner. Iron is an important element for the body system in ancient ayurveda the selection of best iron source and the processing technology to prepared lauha bhasma is more appropriate but there is a need to explain  the changes taken place during process of bhasma by using most shofisticted analytical technology hence in present study the analysis of lauh bhasma was done by performing  Loss on drying, Determination of Ash value, Determination of Acid insoluble, SEM and, EDAX Analysis,FTIR Analysis and there results has been incorporated in present study. herefore, the present study is taken up to prepare Lauha Bhasma by using different raw materials i.e. tikshna and kanta lauha. and characterization of lauha bhsma by using traditional parameters as well as modern techniques and there result has been included in present study. The major finding of present study is Scanning electron microscopy along with EDX and FTIR studies proved the conversion of the two starting material viz. iron turnings and magnetite ore (Fe3O4) into a mixture of α-Fe2O3 and γ- Fe2O3 along with oxides of some trace elements.

Author Biographies

Bhargava Subhash Chandra
JR III, Dept. of Rasa Shastra, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU
Reddy K R C
Associate Professor, Dept. of Rasa Shastra, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU
Sastry G V S

Professor, Department of Metallurgical Engineering.,

Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, VARANASI – 221005, India

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