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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 251-255

Therapeutic indications of formulations of Kapardika Bhasma (Cowrie calx) described in bharat bhaishajya ratnakar


Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital & Research Center, Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education and Research (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharasthra, India

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Dr. Bharat Jagdishaji Rathi
Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College and Hospital and Research Centre, Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education and Research (Deemed to be University), Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharasthra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jism.jism_60_22

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Introduction: Kapardika (Cypraeamoneta) is one of the animal origin drug mentioned in Rasashastra. According to different texts Kapardika (Cypraeamoneta) is classified under two categories they are Sudha Varga (Calcium component drugs) and Sadharana Rasa Varga (Herbal origin drug) Its medicinal usage is known since Vedic era and was used to treat various ailments effectively. Aim and Objective: Aim of the present study is to collect the formulations containing Kapardika Bhasma (Cypraeamoneta Powder) described in the text Bharat Bhaishajya Ratnakar and find out its therapeutic efficacy. Materials and Methods: All the formulations containing Kapardika bhasma (Cypraeamoneta Powder) are reviewed from all the five volumes of Bharat Bheshaja Ratnakar and again categorized according to its dosage forms. Observation and Results: Total 42 formulations containing Kapardika Bhasma (Cypraeamoneta Powder) have been reviewed which are indicated in Agnimandya (Loss of appetite), Parinamshula (Duodenal ulcer), Grahani (Malabsorption syndrome), Rajaykshma (Tuberculosis), Karnasrava (Ottorhoea), Netraroga (Diseases of the eye), and Sukraksaya (Oligospermia). These formulations are advised to be taken in different dosage forms such as Anjana (Collyrium) Vati (Tablets), Pottali (Bundle) etc. Conclusion: The present work will be valuable in recognition of newer formulations of Kapardika Bhasma (Cypraeamoneta Powder) and their therapeutic applications in various ailments.


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