STANDARD MANUFACTURING PROCEDURE PROTOCOL FOR TUTTHA BHASMA AN AYURVEDIC ALCHEMY AND ITS UTILITY
Objective: Standard operating protocol for manufacturing of Tuttha bhasma is a precious metal used in Ayurveda Alchemy Rasa Shastra.
Methods: The study was facilitated by collecting Tuttha and was procured from Pharmacy IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar. With Grahya Lakshanas (qualities as described in the classics), namely, Snigdha (unctuous), Guru (heavy), and Mahaujjala (very bright blue in color) were observed and selected the sample for the study.
Results: From the study, we obtained Tuttha after shodhana is 105 g, 102 g, and 105 g, the average 104% while Marana with Gandhaka media it is 39.2% and in Marana without Gandhaka it is 24.8%.
Conclusion: The study confirms that the manufacturings of Tuttha have contained the purification of Gandhak and its utility and the trituratation with Bijora nimbu and heating pattern of Tuttha bhasama.
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