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A Prospective Study on Parpati Kalpana w.s.r to Panchamrut Parpati

International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine 01/2011;
Source: DOAJ

ABSTRACT Rasa Shastra, one of the Pharmaco-therapeutic branches of Ayurveda, incorporates many of the inorganic, herbo-mineral and metallic pharmaceutical preparations namely Khalviya Rasayana, Parpati Rasayana, Pottali Rasayana and Kupipakwa RasayanaParpati Rasayanas are one among the Rasaoushidhis mentioned in the Ayurvedic classics and the therapeutically effective mineral & metallic formulations. These are the most popular among the processing's of Mercury. Parpati Rasayana Kalpanas are the most popular among the processing's of Mercury and are widely used. These are therapeutically effective mineral and metallic formulations; including both Sagandha and Nirgandha Parada Yukta yogas. Parpati Kalpana (Flakes) is a well known and successfully used preparation for the management of Grahani. The name "Parpati" is given to this preparation because of its form and the method of preparation as it is made in the form of thin flakes. It is also said about it that because of its similarity of Papada, so it is called as Parpati. This process dates back to 11th century and is found widely in Ayurveda literature. Parpati Rasayanas have high therapeutic value, potent, less toxic and cost effective medicines. Panchamruta Parpati is one of the formulations used in Grahani (Malabsorption sprue syndrome). In this process, Parada is heated along with Gandhaka and other drugs. Here Parada gets a very intimate bondage with Gandhaka which helps to exhibit thousands of qualities compared to any other formulations. Agni plays an important role in altering the natural physico-chemical properties and the potency of the dravyas. A number of Parpatis are derived in subsequent periods such as Tamra parpati, Panchamruta parpati, Swarna parpati (Rasapaddhati), Loha parpati, Vijaya parpati etc. were developed by different scholars by adding one or the other ingredients.

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