REVIEW ON SATVA KALPANA
Ayurveda pharmaceutics have two aspects Rasashastra and Bhaishajya kalpana. Ayurveda Pharmaceutics deals with designing of formulations by employing drugs of different origin. Herbs, minerals, metals, marine products, etc. are used in formulations. The latter mainly deals with preparation of formulation using herbal drugs. Satva kalpana is one such dosage form where water extractable solid substance is collected It is a simple preparation with abundant therapeutic efficacy. The dose of it is less with shelf life of two years. A literary review of books and open accessed articles give a brief note on this formulation. Only a few satva kalpas (satva formulations) are found in literature of Ayurveda. Researches also done on these are few. This article throws light on this unique pharmaceutical preparation.
Keywords: Satva, Guduchi satva, water extract, Yavani satva.
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