Consequences of Different Medium in the Pharmaceutical Processing’s of Metals and Minerals w.s.r. to Abhraka Shodhana – An Analytical Study
Pankaj Rai, Laxmi Narayan Gupta and Neeraj Kumar
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Shodhana is an important intermediately process of purification and detoxification by which physical and chemical blemishes along with toxic materials of metals and minerals are eliminated & substances are subjected for further pharmaceutical processing. It is an important intermediately pharmaceutical process during conversion of metals and minerals into bhasma (ash). Abhraka is an important mineral used in ayurvedic pharmaceutics. It is used in the form of bhasma to treat many diseases. Various liquid media are described for the shodhana process of abhraka (biotite). Shodhana of abhraka was done in the specific mediums i.e. cow‐urine, decoction of triphala and badari separately. To find out the significance of these media X Ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy study and energy dispersive x‐ray analysis of abhraka were carried out. X Ray diffraction findings shows that different media are not changing main compounds of abhraka after shodhana processes. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) study reveals that the plate late structure of abhraka not only remains intact but also became more granular and appears to be microcrystalline along with reduction in particle size after shodhana process. Energy dispersive x‐ray analysis (EDAX) reflects the compositional variations of elements.