A Review Study on Girisindhura

  • Dr. Poorvi Priscilla A. Final Year Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishaja Kalpana, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Surekha S. Medikeri HOD & Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishaja Kalpana, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Indian alchemy, Girisindhura, Mercuric oxide

Abstract

Rasa Shastra - Indian Alchemy is the branches related to mineral medicine. Rasa Shastra covers the field of inorganic, herbo-mineral and metallic preparations. Girisindhura is one of the mineral mentioned under Sadharana Rasa, chemically it is mercuric oxide. Red or Orange coloured dry mercuric powder obtained naturally on selected mountain peaks, they are also prepared artificially. Naturally obtained is considered as Girisindhura and artifically prepared as Nagasindhura. Both the Sindhuras are Bedhi, Dehalohakara and used for Rasa Bandhana. Though there are confusions as to what Girisindhura is, here an attempt is made to review the drug from different Rasa texts.

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How to Cite
Dr. Poorvi Priscilla A., & Surekha S. Medikeri. (2020). A Review Study on Girisindhura. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 5(04), 373-377. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1000
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