Pharmaceutico-analytical study of Praval Bhasma (Coral calax) with two different herbs
Keywords:Shodhana, Marana, Kumari, Guduchi, Muffle furnace, Anthezoa polyps
Introduction: In the present study, Praval is used as a raw material to form Praval Bhasma. Praval (Coral) is the calcareous skeleton of the minute marine organism called Anthezoa polypus and belongs to phylum coelenterate. It is a natural source of rich calcium widely used in Deepan, Pachan, Amlapitta Raktapitta, Yakshma, Kasa, Netra Roga and Hridaya Roga (1)and Calcium deficiency diseases etc. it is administered in the form of Bhasma and Pishti. Method: Shodhan of Praval is done in Sarjika kshara. The Pravala bhasma is prepared by two different method by triturating it with Kumari Swaras and Guduchi Kashay and incineration in Muffle furnace. physico-chemical tests like Total Ash, Acid Insoluble Ash, Loss on Drying, and Qualitative analysis of praval bhasma by NPST (Namburi Phased Spot Test) are done. Result & conclusion: Praval bhasma prepared by two different medicines shows potency, efficacy for further clinical use.
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