International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part L (2016)
Importance of Antardhuma Rasasindura: A rejuvenative compound W.S.R. to Sulphur
G. Siva Ram and B. Mahadev
Rasasindura is a famous Ayurvedic rejuvenative compound prepared by Kupipakwa (sand bath) method containing Mercury and Sulphur as major ingredients. In this preparation Jarana (digestion) is the process and Murchana (swooning) is the result. Now a day’s Bahirdhuma Rasasindura is in common practice. The Sulphur fumes which come out during the preparation pollute the environment, final product is expensive and yield also less. Present study is focused to re-establish the importance of Antardhuma Rasasindura in classical Rasasastra texts and reveal the importance of Sulphur in Jarana process through literary work. Fifteen Rasasastra classical texts starting from Rasendra mangalam (8th AD) to Rasa tarangini (20th AD) were analysed for relevant references. Critical literary study revealed the superior attributes of AntardhumaRasasindura. Sulphur importance with respect to Mercury was sited. Advantages of Mercurial medicines containing Sulphur and side effects of non-Sulphur Mercurial medicines are mentioned. Moreover there are verses which say without Gandhaka Jarana Mercury cannot attain disease curing properties. Antardhuma process is also eco-friendly as it is a concealed procedure. The yield of the final Antardhuma product may be high due to the sublimate of Sulphur and cost effective when compared to Bahirdhuma. The forgotten Ambrosia, Antardhuma Rasasindura follows all the characteristics of a new drug research.
How to cite this article:
G. Siva Ram, B. Mahadev. Importance of Antardhuma Rasasindura: A rejuvenative compound W.S.R. to Sulphur. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(6):764-768.