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Rasashastra

Palanka (Garnet): Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Dose

It is of reddish white colour or rose coloured. It is a compound of Magnesium, Aluminium, Oxygen and Silicon with traces of Iron.

Synonyms of Palank

Yakut Chunadi pattar

Availability of Palanka

Bihar, Orissa, Madras, Hyderabad, Rajasthan.

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Palank Qualities

Samasheetoshna, Snigdha, madhura, Lavara rasa, Hrudya, Raktashodhaka and Raktavardhaka. Useful in diseases like Pandu, Raktavikara, Sheetapitta, Pradara etc.

Palanka Shodhana

Heating and dipping in milk for 21 times.

Marana

Palanka powder is given Bhavana with milk, cakes are prepared, dried, subjected to 1 gajaputa heat.
Read more about Bhavana procedure here

Pishti

Fine powder is given Bhavana with Arka gulab or Chandana Arka or Milk till it becomes a homogeneous paste.

Palank Dose

2-6 Ratti (250 mg to 750 mg) in divided doses per day

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