CONCEPT OF MARDANA: A REVIEW

  • Gazala Hussain SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka 573201, India

Abstract

Rasashastra is a branch of Ayurveda pharmaceutics that deals with preparation of formulations using mineral, metals, marine drugs, gemstones, etc. It is a branch that has mercury as its center. Many processing types have been mentioned in Indian alchemy, most of the processes mentioned are for making Parada develops lohavada and dehavada property. There are also procedures and samskaras mentioned to potentiate the formulations or drugs. One such samskara (process) is mardana samskara that is used as a purification procedure of Parada as well as a bhavana for preparing Khalviya yogas (preparation made in mortar and pestle).


Keywords: Rasashastra, Mardana, shodhana, processes

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Gazala Hussain, SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka 573201, India

SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka 573201, India

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Hussain, G. (2018). CONCEPT OF MARDANA: A REVIEW. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 8(5-s), 25-27. https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v8i5-s.1929
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