Loha (Iron): Types, Shodhana, Marana, Qualities, Dosage

Iron is not just taken as a dietary supplement in Ayurveda; it is also used in various forms, such as herbal preparations and minerals, to treat a range of conditions, including liver and spleen disorders, diabetes, abdominal colicky pain, and anemia. Loha or Iron is a metallic chemical element with the symbol Fe (Latin: Ferrum) … Read more

Effect of Fiber Rich Diet on Health, Doshas as per Ayurveda

Is Excess Fiber bad for health? What is its effect on Doshas? Fiber is generally considered to have dryness quality (as opposed to oiliness, unctuousness). Fiber rich foods are also hard to digest or take a long time to undergo digestion. Fibers increase the bulk of feces and keep the stomach full, thereby the person does … Read more

Rajata (Silver): Types, Shodhana, Marana, Qualities, Dosage

Rajata or Silver is a metal with bright shinning. In Ayurveda, it is mainly used in the treatment of epilepsy, hysteria, hemiplegia, neuritis etc. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity. It is malleable and ductile. According to mythology silver originated o of left eye tears faking  on earth,  out of anger from … Read more

Tamra (Copper): Types, Shodhana, Marana, Qualities, Dosage

Copper is used in Ayurveda for storing water, as plate and also as an oral medicine to treat disorders such as asthma, obesity, high cholesterol etc. Introduction Tamra or Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu (Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of obesity, piles, anemia, … Read more

Kamsya (Bronze) Ayurvedic Benefits, Types, Qualities, Shodhana, Marana

Bronze is used in Ayurveda in multiple ways. Its wand is used for face massage, bronze plates are used for foot massage and also as meal plates. Along with this, bronze is incinerated and used as oral medicine. Introduction Kamsya or bronze is an important mishra loha (alloy), which comprises of copper and tin. Ratio … Read more

Naga (Lead): Shodhana, Jarana, Marana

Lead is a main group element with symbol Pb (Latin: Plumbum) and automic number 82.  Lead is soft, malleable poor metal, also onsideed to be one of the heavy metals. Lead has a bluish white color when freshly cut, but tarnishes to a dull grayish color when expose to air. It has a shiny chrome- … Read more

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

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