Sphatikamani (Rock Crystal): Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Dose

Sphatika mani is cubical, having 6 surfaces, and smooth. It can cut through the glass on rubbing. It is white in colour, but is available in different colours also. It is a compound of Aluminium and Silica. Specific gravity 2.3 – 2.8 and hardness 7. It is used to Make Shiva Linga.

Synonyms

Sphatika, Sphitopala, Amalamani, Sphaatika, Sitopala, Shivaratna, Sphatikaashma, Dhoutashila, Shivapriya.

Availability

Kashmir, Jabalpur, Band, Khambhat mines of India, Nepal, New york, Brzil, Japan etc.

Suitable characters

यदगङ्गातोयबिन्दुच्छविं विमलतमं निस्तुषं नेत्रहृद्यम् ।
स्निग्धं शुद्धान्तरालं मधुरमतिहिमं पित्तदाहास्त्रहारि ।
पाषाणैर्यन्निघृष्टं स्फुटितमपि निजां स्वच्छतां नैव जह्या-
त्तज्जात्यं जात्वलभ्यं शुभमुपतनुते शैवरत्नं विचित्रम् ॥ (आ.प्र.५/१३८)
yadagaṅgātoyabinducchaviṃ vimalatamaṃ nistuṣaṃ netrahṛdyam |
snigdhaṃ śuddhāntarālaṃ madhuramatihimaṃ pittadāhāstrahāri |
pāṣāṇairyannighṛṣṭaṃ sphuṭitamapi nijāṃ svacchatāṃ naiva jahyā-
ttajjātyaṃ jātvalabhyaṃ śubhamupatanute śaivaratnaṃ vicitram || (ā.pra.5/138)

Clear as river Ganga, pure, devoid of layers, does not lose purity even after breaking.

Qualities of Sphatik

स्फटिको मधुरो बल्यस्तुषारसमशीतलः ।
रकतपित्तप्रशमनो ज्वरदाहादिनाशनः ॥ (र.त.२३/२१५)
sphaṭiko madhuro balyastuṣārasamaśītalaḥ |
rakatapittapraśamano jvaradāhādināśanaḥ || (ra.ta.23/215)

Madhura rasa, Balakara (strengthening), Sheeta, useful in Raktapitta, Jwara, Daha etc.

Shodhana of Sphatika

  1. Dolayantra swedana with Nimbu swrasa, Gomutra and Yavakshara.
  2. Swedana in Shireesha pushpa and Ardraka swarasa.

Marana

Mixed with equal parts of Gandhaka, triturated with Nimbuswarasa, cakes are made, 7 Putas are given.

Sphatika mani Pishti

Fine Sphatika powder is triturated with Arkagulab to get its Pishti.

Sphatik Dose

2 – 4 ratti (250 mg to 500 mg) divided doses per day.

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