Svarna (Gold): Types, Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Dosage

Swarna or Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (Latin: Aurum) and an atomic number of 79. It is used in the treatment of low digestion strength, dyspnea, cough, poisoning etc. Gold is dense, soft, shiny and the most malleable and ductile pure metal known. Some gold salts do have anti-inflammatory properties and … Read more

Visha, Upavisha: Types, Qualities, Shodhana, Sevana vidhi, Matra

In Ayurveda and Rasashastra, there are many substances which are used in the therapeutics are basically poisons. They are used in the therapeutics after proper purification procedures according to the classical texts. Such substances, either herbs or minerals, are classified under Visha and Upavisha.Visha produces Vishadata or dejection, sadness, disappointment, dispair etc. in the body. … Read more

Trunakanta (Amber): Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Pishti

Trunakanta is a yellow to reddish stone. It shines like gum. If it is rubbed with cloth and kept near light objects, it attracts those objects. It is a coal type of ore. It is believed that the gum of plants buried deep in the ground for many years, forms into Trunakanta. Specific gravity – … Read more

Putika (Peridot): Types, Qualities, Shodhana, Marana

Putika is a yellowish green coloured soft stone. Many scholars have considered it as Apakwa Panna. Its shining decreases upon rubbing against silk cloth. Relative debsity is 3.2  – 6.4, Hardness – 6.5. It is a compound of Magnesium, Iron and Arthosilicate. Synonyms of Putika Jabarjata, Ghritamani, Pootika, Harinmani, Haritopala. Availability of Putik Myanmar, Lanka, … Read more

Akeeka (Agate): Types, Qualities, Shodhna, Marana, Dose

Akeeka is a colourful stone. Red coloured akeeka is considered the best. It has Aluminium, Iron oxide & manganese oxide. Relative density – 2.6 and Hardness – 7. Availability of Akeek Surat, Raajpeepla, MP, Sysli. Types of Akika Akeeka – red coloured. Jaalayukta Akeeka – having streaks. Shaivala Akeeka – greenish Sadharana Akeeka – red … Read more

Sugandhika (Spinel): Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Dose

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. Synonym of Sugandhika Saugandhika, Sugandhika, Mrudula, Naram, Kangavisha. Relative … Read more

Sooryakanta (Sunstone): Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Dose

Sooryakanta belogs to the Sphatika type. It has a shine similar to a glass, white in colour, yields fire on continuous exposure to Sunlight. It is a compound of Sodium, Aluminium, Silicon and Oxygen. Relative density is 2.5 and Hardness 5.5 Synonyms Sooryakant Suryakanta, tapanamani, Deeptopala, Rudikanta, Agnigarbha, Jwalanaashma, Arkopala, Taapana. Suryakanta Availability Myanmar, Norway … Read more

Rudhira (Carnelian): Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Dose

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. Synonyms of Rudhira Rudhira, Rudhirakhya. Availability In Krushna, Godavari and Bheema rivers, jabalpur, raajpeepala, Sindhubi, Vindhyachal Pradesh, Himalaya, Europe, … Read more

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. Palank Qualities Samasheetoshna, Snigdha, madhura, Lavara rasa, Hrudya, Raktashodhaka and Raktavardhaka. Useful in diseases like Pandu, Raktavikara, Sheetapitta, … Read more

Vyomashma (Jade): Shodhana, Marana, Qualities, Dose

Vyomashma has a green colour. It’s Pishti is widely used. According to Bouddha religion, it is considered as Prasada of Lord Buddha. It is usually worn for a good relationship between couples. Specific gravity is 3.54 and hardness 7. Synonyms of Vyomashm Vyomashma, Yashabshila, Harinmani, Haritashma, Sange yashab, Houladil. Availability of Vyomashma Jarkhand, Ladakh, Kashmir, … Read more

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