Damodar Joshi

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Rasa sindura, is a famous and prestigious Ayurvedic Preparation, prepared by Kupipakwa method through Baluka Yantra system of healing. It is supposed as a toxic drug due to presence of Mercury. Therefore, it needs experimental proves and such type of experimental study shows that there are no toxic effects in therapeutic doses. Gamdhaka Jarana process(More)
SODHANA, which literally means purification, is a procedure necessary for every drug before taking it for adding in any compound or subjecting it for further processes like Bhasmikarana (incineration) etc. Purified drug in the lines of modern science is different from, that of Ayurveda as the former is cent percent the main drug only and latter may contain(More)
The role of different types of containers and methods of preparation was studied in the case of Kutajarista. Stainless steel containers were found to be superior of vessels made of earth and wood. Addition of yeast generated more alcohol facilitating better extraction of chemicals. The significance of the findings is discussed.
Vanga bhasma, a popular Ayurvedic Medicine is prepared from Tin metal. This drug is claimed to have 'Sukrala' (Semenaugmentator), 'vrsya' (good for testis) properties in the literature and is widely in vogue for genito - urinary disorders in Ayurvedic practice. An experimental evaluation of the claim has been undertaken and the results have been presented(More)
Svarna Vanga, an important Ayurvedic tin preparation having mercury as one of its ingredients, is mainly indicated in the treatment of Pramehas (genitourinary disorders). What role does mercury play in its preparation is not known. Hence present study has been planned with a view to prepare SvarnaVanga using mercury in different amounts. It was observed(More)
This study deals with Asavarishta preparations of the Ayurvedic System of medicine and scans various classical texts to find out the different types of constituents required for their preparation along with their proportions, the method of preparation, the time required to complete the process, the fermentations pots, the fermenting materials, the place and(More)