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Preparation of Tamra Bhasma (Copper) by Niragni (Solar Energy) Method

Shivhar Ophale, Akhilesh Sahu, Sumedha Kulkarni, Chandreshwar Prasad Sinha

Abstract


The metal Tamra (Copper)is mentioned in Ayurveda with a wide range of therapeutic utilities. Considering the significance of Tamra in therapeutics, many studies have been carried out at different centers of India. The main purpose of this study was to discover an ecofriendly, cost-effective and easy method of preparation of Tamra Bhasma. Method adapted was, purified Tamra Patra (Copper plate) mixed with Kajjali (a mixture of purified Parada and Gandhaka) poured in Nimbu Swarasa (lemon juice) was kept in sunlight for 37 days. This process yields Tamra Bhasma that passes all the tests mentioned in Ayurveda text and modern chemistry. After 37 days, Tamra Patra was converted into Bhasma form and it was sent to the laboratory for analysis. The values of analysis were helpful for standardization of the process. After the study it was concluded that by the use of solar energy (ecofriendly), an easy and cost-effective method for preparation of Tamra Bhasma was discovered successfully. Also, standard analytical test values of Tamra Bhasma for the particular method were also derived. Earlier it was also described that sunlight is one important natural source of heat applied in the incineration process. For any chemical changes, heat is necessary that may be provided in the form of solar energy.

 

Keywords: Analytical study, Gandhak, Parad, Nimbu Swarasa, Kajjali, Shodhan of Tamra, Tamra Bhasma

 

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Shivhar Ophale, Akhilesh Sahu, Sumedha Kulkarni, Chandreshwar Prasad Sinha. Preparation of Tamra Bhasma (Copper) by Niragni (Sunlight Energy) Method. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Drug Formulation, Development and Production. 2019; 6(3): 49–53p.


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