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

Tamragarbha pottali is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases including respiratory diseases and gastrointestinal diseases. This medicine contains mineral ingredients only. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

BENEFITS OF TAMRAGARBHA POTTALI

  • This medicine is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases.
  • As per Ayurveda classics, it balances vata, pitta and kapha dosha.
  • This medicine is also good for diseases of the digestive system.

INDICATIONS OF TAMRAGARBHA POTTALI

  • Kshaya – Emaciation 
  • Agnisadanam – Indigestion
  •  Kasa – cough
  • Swasa – breathing difficulty
  • Udara sula – abdominal colic

INGREDIENTS OF TAMRAGARBHA POTTALI

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMEENGLISHACTION
1PARADAPurified mercuryfast relieve from symptoms
2GANDHAKAPurified sulphur  rejuvenator
3SWARNAPurified goldprovide immunity, rejuvenator
4TAMRAPurified CopperBalances kapha and pitta, rejuvenator

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Bhasma of above-mentioned drugs 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 tamragarbha 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.
  • Purification of tamra-  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.

              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
  • Roga marga – Useful in diseases affecting  abhyanthara roga marga – diseases affecting the digestive system, respiratory system

DOSAGE AND USAGE

  • Take 62.5 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
  • 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 the 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)

https://www.imedpub.com/articles/chemical-characterization-of-incinerated-gold-swarna-bhasma.pdf

  • Acute and subchronic toxicity study of Tamra Bhasma (incinerated copper) prepared with and without Amritikarana

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0975947616300134

6.     Study on physical properties of Ayurvedic nanocrystalline Tamra Bhasma by employing modern scientific tools

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0975947617303297

7.     Systematic study of tamra (copper) bhasma prepared by traditional ayurveda method

https://ijpsr.com/bft-article/systematic-study-of-tamra-copper-bhasma-prepared-by-traditional-ayurveda-method/?view=fulltext

 

 

 

 

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