Recapitulation of Gandhaka Shodhana

  • Dr. Malavi Shayan Assistant Professor, Dept. of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Praveen Kumar H Professor & H.O.D, Dept. of Shareera Rachana, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Gandhaka, Shodhana, Sulphur

Abstract

Gandhaka is a primary substance and a fundamental part of Ayurvedic laboratory. Gandhaka being the first among the Uparasa Varga, plays a vital role in the preparation of Chaturvidha RasaRasayanas. Sagandha Yogas are considered as most efficacious among all the herbo-mineral preparations and hence can be used for longer duration without any complications. Also, Gandhaka is the best antidote for Parada Kalpa. Hence there is a requirement to screen, understand, and analyse various methods of Gandhaka Shodhana which are scattered in our classical Rasagranthas. Here is an attempt made to review all the different methods of Gandhaka Shodhana in Rasagranthas and also to analyse the ratiocination behind each method.

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How to Cite
Dr. Malavi Shayan, & Dr. Praveen Kumar H. (2020). Recapitulation of Gandhaka Shodhana. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 5(04), 177-181. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/964
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