SHONITARGAL RASA- A UNIQUE FORMULATION
Ambika S.* and Gazala Hussain
Introduction: Rasashastra is a branch of Ayurveda pharmaceutics that utilises drugs of mineral, metal, marine origin in preparation of medicine. These are termed as Rasoushadhi, and are said to produce quick therapeutic results in smaller dosage. Rasoushadhis are broadly classified as Kharaliya rasayana Kupipakva rasayana, Pottali rasayana and Parpati kalpana. Shonitargal rasa is a unique formulation comprised of Lauha bhasma, Abhraka bhasma, Yashada bhasma, Rasasindura, Rakta chandana, Laksha, Sphatika bhasma and Rasanjana and mainly indicated in Raktapitta, Raktapradara and Raktatisara etc. Materials and methods: Literary search through the texts of Rasashastra and other digital media was carried to collect the details of Shonitargal rasa. Observations and Results: After reviewing the details about ingredients, properties of the ingredients of Shonitargal rasa, method of preparation and method of administration was obtained. Discussion and Results: Shonitargal rasa is a rasayana indicated in Raktarsha, Raktapradara, Raktaatisara, etc. It is mainly used in bleeding disorders to stop the bleeding in order to protect the strength of the patient.
Keywords: Rasoushadhi, Kharaliya rasayana, Shonitargal rasa, Bleeding disorders, Raktapitta.
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