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Ancient concept of metal pharmacology based on Ayurvedic literature.
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PMID:  22557360     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Metals have had a long history in Ayurvedic system of medicine. Mercury (Parada), gold (Swarna), silver (Rajata), copper (Tamra), iron (Lauha), tin (Vanga), lead (Naga), and zinc (Yasada) are used in therapeutics in an incinerated (Bhasma) form. The pharmacological actions, therapeutic indications, adverse effects and management of adverse effects of these metals are described and emphasis has been given to the proper preparation, rational dose and duration during clinical practice in the classics of Ayurveda. Most important observation is, there are no contraindications of these Bhasmas, indicating universal applicability to all age levels with suitable adjuvant, proper dose and duration.
Authors:
Prasanta Kumar Sarkar; Sanjita Das; P K Prajapati
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ancient science of life     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0257-7941     ISO Abbreviation:  Anc Sci Life     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-04     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8307589     Medline TA:  Anc Sci Life     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Lecturer, Department of Rasashastra, J. B. Roy State Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, 170-172, Raja Dinendra Street, Kolkata- 700004, India E-mail: prasantsarkar@indiatimes.com.
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