RASAGARBHA POTTALI-Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Rasagarbha pottali is an Ayurvedic medicine provides overall health and immunity and used in diseases which need emergency management, particularly in fever. This medicine contains mineral ingredients only. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

BENEFITS OF RASAGARBHA POTTALI

  • This medicine can be given as an immune booster for many diseases.
  • It provides body strength and overall health
  • This medicine particularly administered in diseases like fever, skin diseases, respiratory diseases, non-healing wounds.

INDICATIONS OF RASAGARBHA POTTALI

  • Kshaya – Emaciation 
  • Agnisadanam – Indigestion
  •  Kasa – cough
  • Swasa – breathing difficulty
  • Jwara – fever

INGREDIENTS OF RASAGARBHA POTTALI

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMEENGLISHACTION
1PARADAPurified mercuryfast relieve from symptoms
2GANDHAKAPurified sulphur  rejuvenator
3SWARNAPurified goldprovide immunity, rejuvenator
4RASASINDOORABhasma of mercuryfast relieve from symptoms

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Purified parada and purified gandhaka are triturated well to obtain a homogenous mixture known as kajjali. Bhasma of swarna, rasasindoora and kajjali are to be triturated with the juice of aloe vera and conical shaped structure should be prepared. After drying it is tied up in a silk cloth, known as pottali. This pottali hung from a rod to be suspended in a pot with molten sulphur. The whole setup is then placed in the heating apparatus known as valukayantra and subjected to mild intensity of heat. The product obtained from this is known as rasagarbha pottali.

  • Detoxification of mercury– Ground with the juice of Aloe vera, Triphala(Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, Emblica officinalis), the root of chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) each for 7 days.
  • Detoxification of Gandhaka – fried in ghee and dipped in cow’s milk repeated for 7 times.
  • Purification of gold-  Heated and immersed in sesame oil, buttermilk, cow’s urine, gruel and decoction of kulatha (Dolichos biflorus) in that order for seven days in each liquid.
  • Preparation of rasa sindoora – It is prepared with special kupipakwa method

96 gm of purified parada and 96 gm of purified gandhaka triturated continuously to get a homogenous black coloured mixture known as kajjali. This kajjali again grounded with the juice of vatankura. This mixture filled in an amber coloured glass bottle with 750 ml capacity. Bottle wrapped with mud smeared cloth. Then subjected to heat and after cooling red coloured rasasindoora powder collected.

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, pitta and kapha predominant diseases.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa, rakta dhatu –  indigestion, fever
  • Roga marga – Useful in diseases affecting  abhyanthara roga marga – diseases affecting the respiratory system

DOSAGE AND USAGE

  • Take 62.5 to 125 mg after food once or twice daily or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

EXERCISES AND YOGA

Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of different diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Effective in respiratory diseases, cleans the respiratory passage, calms mind (mental stress aggravates the digestive problems)

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

              RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more acrid, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid smoking, carbonated drinks, alcohol

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  • It is better to avoid by children, lactating women and during pregnancy
  • Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Rasayoga sagara

EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Swasa kutar ras
  • Kasa kutar ras                  for respiratory diseases
  • Vyoshadi vataka
  • Agastya rasayan

      AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Shree dhootapapeshwar

   RESEARCH PAPERS

1.     Blood compatibility studies of Swarna bhasma (gold bhasma), an Ayurvedic drug

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3157103/

2.     Comparative study on cellular entry of incinerated ancient gold particles (Swarna Bhasma) and chemically synthesized gold particles.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-10872-3

 

3.     Swarna Bhasma and gold compounds: An innovation of pharmaceutics for illumination of therapeutics.

 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/287178311_Swarna_Bhasma_and_gold_compounds_An_innovation_of_pharmaceutics_for_illumination_of_therapeutics

4.     Chemical characterization of incinerated gold (Swarna Bhasma)

  • Toxicological study of Rasasindura

https://www.ijpsonline.com/articles/toxicological-studies-of-rasasindura-an-ayurvedic-formulation-3370.html

  • Pharmaceutical and analytic study of Rasasindura

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334132563_Pharmaceutical_and_comparative_analytical_study_of_Samaguna_and_Shadaguna_Balijarita_Rasasindura

  • Critical review on research works done in Rasasindura

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266078796_RESEARCH_WORKS_DONE_ON_RASASINDURA_SUBLIMATED_MERCURIAL_PREPARATION_-A_CRITICAL_REVIEW

  • Standardization of Rasa sindura

http://www.jreim-ayushjournal.com/?mno=191994

9.     Free radical scavanging activity of rasasindura 

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