PURIFICATORY PROCESSES OF GANDHAKA (SULPHUR) AS DESCRIBED IN THE MEDIEVAL INDIAN TEXT ANANDAKANDA  

Journal Title: International Research Journal of Pharmacy (IRJP) - Year 2014, Vol 5, Issue 5

Abstract

Anandakanda a Rasasastra text of the medieval period illustrated six Gandhaka Shodhana (Purification of Sulphur) methods by using different dravyas, yantras, putas and samskaras. Among the six methods of Shodhana one method is unique and is used for the preparation of Gandhaka Rasayana (rejuvenative Gandhaka). This article is a literary review of Gandhaka Shodhana methods mentioned in Anandakanda. It also discusses the similarities and variations in Gandhaka Shodhana methods between Anandakanda and its contemporary Rasasastra texts. Researching the therapeutic potential of Gandhaka (Sulphur) thus purified in different ways may help in the discovery of newer and safer uses of this pharmaceutical important drug.  

Authors and Affiliations

Sreedevi Kasavajjhala, J. S. R. A. Prasad

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  • EP ID EP131627
  • DOI 10.7897/2230-8407.050590
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Sreedevi Kasavajjhala, J. S. R. A. Prasad (2014). PURIFICATORY PROCESSES OF GANDHAKA (SULPHUR) AS DESCRIBED IN THE MEDIEVAL INDIAN TEXT ANANDAKANDA  . International Research Journal of Pharmacy (IRJP), 5(5), 438-443. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-131627