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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In Krushna, Godavari and Bheema rivers, jabalpur, raajpeepala, Sindhubi, Vindhyachal Pradesh, Himalaya, Europe, China, South Africa, Egypt, America, New Zealand & Scotland.
It is useful in the treatment of tumours, wounds, raktapitta, pitta disorders, Trishna etc. It is also helpful in endocrine disorders. It is styptic.
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.