Ancient Science of Life

: 2010  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 7--12

Preparation and physico-chemical evaluation of Kshiramandura

PG Jadar, MS Jagadeesh 
 P.G. Department in Rasashahatra, K.L.E.Society's, Shri.B.M.K Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Shahapur, Belgaum-590003, Karnataka, India

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P G Jadar
P.G. Department in Rasashahatra, K.L.E.Society俟Q製, Shri.B.M.K Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Shahapur, Belgaum-590003, Karnataka

Mandura (Iron rust) is known by names lohkitta, malayas, ayomala, meaning waste of iron. Among different formulations prescribed for Parinamashoola (Peptic ulcer), in Ayurvedic classics Kshiramandura (Preparation of Iron rust in Milk) is one. Ancient authorities have given similar recipes of Mandura and these medicines are being successfully administered in the management of Peptic ulcer. In Parinamashoola (Peptic ulcer), Acharya Chakradatta mentioned Kshiramandura, as a formulation prepared by taking 384gms of Mandura Bhasma (Incinerated Iron rust), 3 Kg 73 gm of cow俟Q製 urine and 768gms of cow俟Q製 milk , boiled and administered in a dose of 500mg. To establish Physical and Chemical factors present in Mandura before and after purification and incineration, the preparation ofKshira mandura was attempted by adopting Quantitative and Qualitative methods. The drugwas identified by the qualities as described in the classics, viz., unctuous, heavy, hard and black in color and absence of hollow space. Mandura was heated in burning charcoal (600-800° c) and dipped in 5 liters of Cow俟Q製 urine. This process was repeated 7 times, till the Mandura broke. This purified Mandura was then powdered and triturated with decoction ofTerminalia chebula, Terminalia belerica and Emblica officinalis (Triphala kashaya). Thereafter pellets were prepared and dried. The pellets were then sealed in crucibles and heated 30 times in a special type of furnace with temperature of 1000俟Q賓SQ蓊 (Gajaputa method) to incinerate Mandura and prepare its ash (Bhasma). Cow俟Q製 urine and milk were added to this Mandura Bhasma and Kshiramandura was prepared. When analyzed it showed 68.3 5% Ferric oxide, 0.66%MgCO3 and 1.32% CaCO3 .

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Jadar P G, Jagadeesh M S. Preparation and physico-chemical evaluation of Kshiramandura.Ancient Sci Life 2010;29:7-12

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