Dr Ramesh Natu

Comparison of Shankha Bhasmas prepared by two different methods


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There are many Pranija Dravyas (drugs of animal origin) mentioned inAyurveda. Rasashastra mentioned some calcium rich Pranija Dravyas as Sudhavarga andShankha is one of them. Granthas metioned Marana of Shankha Nabhi by two methods i.e. Laghu Puta method and Gaja Puta method. As Ayurveda considers Agnimana ( heating pattern) is crucial in Bhasmikarana and specific Agnimana makes changes in Gunas of bhasma. Thus it is considered that laghu puta makes bhasma soumya( smooth) rather Gajaputa makes it Tikshna (Strong). This study is done to observe the differences between these two methods. It was observed that laghu Puta method takes more time but as per Pariksha and yield, it is better than that of the Gaja Puta method. In this study only Ayurveda Parikshas are applied to observe the differences in the two samples.