Sugandhika is very hard, transparent sstome. It is usually found in the Mines of Manikya and Neelam. It is available in different colours like white, green, yellowish white, deep green, rose, blue etc. It is a compound of Magnesium, Aluminium and Oxygen with traces of Iron.
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Synonym of Sugandhika
Saugandhika, Sugandhika, Mrudula, Naram, Kangavisha.
Relative density – 3.8 Hardness 7-8.
Availability of Sugandhik
Myanmar, Lanka and in the mines of Manikya and Neelam.
Types of Sugandhik
Many types based on colour.
Qualities of Sugandhika
Madhura, Snigdha, Aphrodisiac, Hrudya, Deepana, Medhya, Balya and Rasayana.
Dolayantra Swedana in Nimbu swarasa.
Mix equal parts of Gandhaka, Haratala and Manashshila in Sugandhika powder, then give bhavana of lemon juice. Prepare chakrikas and subject to eight gajaputas. This yields bhasma of Sugandhika
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¼ ratti to ½ rtti (31.25 mg to 62.5 mg) in divided doses per day