X-ray Diffraction study for chemical analysis of Rajat based bhasmas
Keywords:Rajat bhasma, Bhasmikarana, EDAX, XRD
X-ray diffraction analysis of the Rajat based selected bhasmas was one of the advanced parameter for detailed scientific scrutiny in this study. Ayurvedic literature is enriched with various techniques for establishing dimensions to quality control for achieving standard acceptable form of bhasma. X-ray diffraction is modern and sophisticated method which provides relevant chemical database of the herbo-metallic drugs. Quality of bhasma determines on the basis of chemical composition, processing and applications, so it can be used safely. X-ray diffraction pattern data detects size, physical state and surface properties. For Rajat based selected bhasmas, reduced particle size was observed in this study which will be useful to determine extent of therapeutic effectiveness of particular bhasma as per amount of quantity and quality in each dose. Rajat based selected bhasmas are herbo-mineral complex compounds which are recommended for treatment of several ailments from reputed pharmacies. Systematic pathways for the synthesis of ayurvedic bhasmas from heavy metals include Lead, Iron, Gold, Copper, Zinc, Silver, Mercury and Arsenic. The potential of ayurvedic literature and drugs need to be validated by assessing quality and purity on the basis of modern medicine protocol for treatment. During drug delivery, absorption as well as assimilation capacity enhances with particle size of drugs in the body. Hence selection of drug associated with physical parameter for best result as per prescribed doses in treatment. Bhasmikarana is the significant step in the preparation of bhasma. The idea underlying the process of “bhasmikarana” is to convert the substance into ash having the resultant properties in an active state. The bhasma not only radically remove the root cause of the disease, but also enhances the immune system inherent in the human body. Now market is having a wide range of bhasmas, as required to be processed according to unique, standard and advanced ayurvedic method.
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