An Analytical Study of Swarnmakshik bhasma in View of its Efficacy and Safety
Barkha J Tirpude
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Bhasma kalpana is backbone of Rasaushdhi which are consecrations from Rasacharyas. Swarnamakshik is one of the important dravya’s classified into Maharas varg and is chemically known as Chalcopyrite. In the present study Swarnamakshik bhasma prepared, and analyzed to develop the standard manufacturing procedure. Each unit operative procedure was considered as an independent process and an attempt was made to validate each procedure. Raw Swarnamakshik and Hingul were taken according to classic text grahyatwa. The sample with higher percentage of Copper was taken for study. X-Ray diffraction technique was used to test its chemical components. Shodhan (Purification) and Maran (Incineration) was done as per references. The black reddish coloured (rakt krishnabh) Hingulmarit Swarnamakshik bhasma was obtained after subjecting to 9 puta. Finally, bhasma was subjected to physical and chemical analysis. In atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) Copper found to be 0.17%, Iron 61.92% and Sulphur 1.42%. Its Ph value was 5.9 and Ash Value was 98.88%.