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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 106-110

Therapeutic uses of Swarnamakshika bhasma (A critical review)


1 Dept. of Rasa Shastra, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2 Dept. of Prasutitantra, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramesh Kumar Gupta
Dept. of Rasa Shastra, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.68191

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Mineral drugs play an important role in Ayurvedic therapeutics. Looking to the superiority of the metals and minerals to that of herbal and animal drugs, the Rasavaidyas went on experimenting clinical trials over lot of metals and minerals and systematically separated some of them which were exclusively active therapeutically. Swarnamakshika is one such mineral which after proper purification and incineration become highly potent and utilised for diseases like Jwara, Pandu, Prameha, Shwasa, Kasa, Kushtha, Anidra, Apasmar etc.


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