Swarna Bhasma and gold compounds: An innovation of pharmaceutics for illumination of therapeutics
Mankind, since its genesis i.e. chronological evolution to till date possesses strong desire to live long with continuum power and vigor. He upholds this aspiration by adopting measures in his diet, duties and drugs. Among drugs Gold constantly held supreme stratum on virtue of its therapeutic properties in every system of medicine. Mostly Swarna Bhasma is a functional dosage form in the Ayurvedic treatment along with few others. Whereas in conventional system of medicine several molecules of Gold are accomplished for management of various disorders. The conversion of metallic Gold to medicinal gold (either Swarna Bhasma or Gold compounds; chemical entity of conventional system) is an exemplary example of promising potentials of Pharmaceutical branches of both system of medicines. In this review paper an assortment of facts about clinical application of Swarna Bhasma and Gold compounds have been congregated from both system of medicine and supplemented with concurrent references of research papers. An analysis of essentials of Gold reveals its exclusivity in therapeutics as rejuvenator, immunomodulator and certain chronic disorders.