Manikya (Ruby): Types, Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Dosage

Ruby is one among the precious stones. The ruby is a pink to blood-red coloured gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (Aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red.  Synonyms Padmaraga, Sougandhika, Shrungari,Shonaratna, Kuruvinda, Ratnaraata, Raviratna. Specific gravity 4, … Read more

Pravala (Coral): Types, Properties, Shodhana, Marana, Dosage

Pravala or coral is a precious gem, which comes under Navaratnas (group of nine precious gems). It is opaque and red in color. Corals are gastrovascular marine cnidarians (phylum Cnidaria; class Anthozoa) existing as small sea anemone-like polyps, typically forming colonies of many individuals. Coral is a natural calcium source used in Ayurvedic treatment of … Read more

Marakata or Tarkshya (Emerald): Types, Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Dosage

Marakata is a green gem which comes under navaratnas or group of nine precious gems. It calms Budha Graha. It is a compound of Silica, Beryllium and Oxygen. Relative density – 2.72 and hardness – 7.5 Synonyms Marakata, Rohineya, gaarutmata, tarkshya, Budharatna, Tarkhshya, Harinmani, Garudodageerna, Souparna, Ashmagarbhaja, Panna. Availability Columbia, Russia, Australia, America, In India, … Read more

Pushparaga (Topaz): Types, Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Dosage

Pushparaga is a Maharatna which belongs to the Kuruvind category. Its specific gravity is 3.5 and sclerosis is 8. It is a combination of aluminum and sand. Synonyms Pushparaga, Pushparaja, Gururatna, Peetaashma, Peetaratna, Guruvallabha. Availability Brazil, Lanka, Japan, Mexico, California, England and USA. Types There are no types explained in Rasa texts. Based on colour, … Read more

Heeraka (Diamond): Types, Qualities. Shodhana, Marana, Dosage

Heeraka or Diamond is one of the best-known and most sought-after gemstones. Diamonds have been known to humankind and used as decorative items since ancient times. Diamond’s hardness and high dispersion of light – giving the diamond its characteristic “fire” – make it useful for industrial applications and desirable as jewelry. Diamonds are such a … Read more

Neelam (Sapphire): Types, Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Dosage

Neelam or Sapphire is a precius gem stone categorized under Navaratnas or group of nine gems. It is a compound of Aluminium and Oxygen with traces of Cobalt. It calms Shani graham. Specific gravity -4Hardness – 9. Synonyms Neelam, Mahaneela, Neelashma, Indraneela, neelotpala, Trunagrahi, Neelaratna, Shaniratna. Availability Thailand, Myanmar, Afghanistan, North America, Kashmir of India. … Read more

Gomeda (Zircon): Types, Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Dosage

Gomeda or Zircon is a precious gem which belongs to Navaratnas or group of nine gems. Colour oif Gomeda is similar to the fat of a cow. So the Name Gomeda. It calms Rahu graham. It belongs to the group of nesosilicates and is a source of the metal zirconium.Specific gravity – 3.5 and Hardness 7.25 … Read more

Maharasa: Introduction, Types, Qualities

The substances that are useful in enhancing the medicinal values of Parada are categorized under Maharasas. Many authors have grouped many different substances under maharasas. But here Rasaratna Samucchaya classification is followed. Types अभ्रवैक्रान्तमाक्षिकविमलाद्रिजसस्यकम् ।चपलो रसकश्चेति ज्ञात्वाऽष्टौ संग्रहेद्रसान् ॥ (र.र.स.२/१)abhravaikrāntamākṣikavimalādrijasasyakam |capalo rasakaśceti jñātvā’ṣṭau saṃgrahedrasān || (ra.ra.sa.2/1) According to the text, the following 8 are Maharasas. … Read more

Chapala (Bismuth ore) Types, Shodhana, Marana and Qualities

Chapala is a controversial drug of Rasashastra. Some scholars consider it as Bismuth and others Selenium. Due to its controversy, its use is not seen nowadays. However, it is considered as one of the important drugs for Dhatuvada. Synonyms   Shaila, Chapala Availability Controversial. Bismuth is available in China, California, Kashmir and Bihar. Types 1. … Read more

Rasaka (Zinc Carbonate) Types, Shodhana, Marana, Qualities

Rasaka controversial drug of Rasashastra. Some scholars consider Tuttha (Sasyaka) variety as Rasaka. And some consider Rasaka as one of the synonyms of Yashada. But, upon scrutinizing the Shastras, it can be definitively said that it is a compound of Yashada. Synonyms Rasaka, Kharpara, Yashadakarana, Tamraranjaka, Netrarogari, Reetikrit. Availability America, barma, Russia. In India, Punjab, … Read more

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