ROLE OF SHODHANA KARMA IN IMPROVING EFFICACY OF RASA DRAVYA

Alka Bhagat, S. M. Parhate, Ashok Kumar

Abstract


Shodhana which literally means purification and converting drugs suitable for further procedure. Shodhana is procedure necessary for every drug before taking it for pharmaceutical and therapeutically purposes. The aim of Shodhana is to remove the physical and chemical properties in the sample of raw drugs. Shodhana is also meant for Marana process of minerals and metals for further internal uses. Shodhana is a process which not only eliminates physical and chemical impurities but also increases the efficacy of the drugs by removing harmful effects from the substances. The processes of eliminating the impurities from the minerals and metals(metal) depends according to different means such as Swedana, Mardana, Prakshalana, Galana, Avapa, Nirvapa, Bhavana, etc. comes under Shodhana.

 

Keywords: Shodhana, Bhasmikarana, Sanskara, Efficacy

 

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Alka Bhagat, Parhate SM. Ashok Kumar. Role of ShodhanaKarma in Improving Efficacy of Rasa Dravya.Journal of AYUSH: Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. 2018; 7(1): 33–36p.


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