Rudhira is reddish in colur, shining stone. It is found in the mines of Manikya. It has Silica, Iron and Aluminium. It is as clear as diamond, heavy. Specific gravity – 2.6. Hardness 6.7 – 7.
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Synonyms of Rudhira
In Krushna, Godavari and Bheema rivers, jabalpur, raajpeepala, Sindhubi, Vindhyachal Pradesh, Himalaya, Europe, China, South Africa, Egypt, America, New Zealand & Scotland.
Qualities of Rudhir
It is useful in the treatment of tumours, wounds, raktapitta, pitta disorders, Trishna etc. It is also helpful in endocrine disorders. It is styptic.
- Swedana in Dolayantra with Shirisha pushpa swarasa mixed with Ardraka Choorna for three hours.
- Swedana after making a bolus with Nimbu swarasa, Gomutra, Kshara .
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It is added with equal part of Gandhaka, triturated with Nimbu swarasa and 7 Ardhagajaputa heat is given.
Fine paste is triturated with Arka gulab till fine paste is obtained.
2 – 4 Ratti (250 mg to 500 mg) in divided doses per day.