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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 194-200

Makshika in Ancient Literature


1 Ph. D. Scholar, Dept. of Rasa Shastra, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Rasa Shastra , Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudhaldev Mohapatra
Ph. D. Scholar, Dept. of Rasa Shastra, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
India
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Makshika is one of the materials used since long, having therapeutic importance. Since the samhita period till the modern era of science and technology makshika has occupied an important position in Ayurvedic system of healing. It's a mineral of Copper, Iron and Sulphur. Therapeutic description of makshika is found in the literatures of samhita period but its detailed pharmaceutical description is found in the literatures of 7th Cent. AD and onwards. Bearing in mind, its high therapeutic ability many research works are going on in different leading academic institutions and reputed pharmaceutical sectors. In this current review article it is tried to highlight the makshika in ancient literatures and current researches, which will help the research workers in great extent.


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