Ayurveda Concept of Bhasma, Specific Role in Diseases Management and Precautionary Measurements Related to Bhasma: A Review
Metals and metallic preparations have a great historical background in Ayurveda system. Metals such as; Parada (Mercury), Rajata (Silver), Tamra (Copper), Swarna (Gold), Lauha (Iron), Vanga (Tin) and Yasada (Zinc) possessing some therapeutic value. However these metals can’t be used without processing or purification, therefore they are used in incinerated form as Bhasma. These herbo-metallic preparations offer different therapeutic values and utilizing since evaluation of ayurveda. The proper preparation method, dose regimen and duration of use are some important aspects need to be considered while using Bhasma. Bhasma may produce severe adverse effects if used without considering precautionary measurements. Present article described various ayurveda perspective of Bhasma.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Bhasma, Herbo-metallic, Incinerated.
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