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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-54

Review on Druti Kalpana with special reference to Gandhaka Druti

Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dev Raj Kshetri
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DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_29_20

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Background: Dehavada and Lohavada are the two major aims of Rasashastra. Parada Samskara is essential for both Vada. Many herbs, minerals, instruments, and preparations are needed for processing Parada. Drutis are one of such essential dosage form, along with its therapeutic and other utilities. Druti Kalpana are the processes of converting metals, gemstones and minerals in a liquefied state with the help of Agni samskar and addition of few herbal drugs, Ksharas, etc. Among many Druti Kalpana, Gandhaka Druti is a well-known preparation. Different classical texts have described different methods for preparing it. To ascertain difference between them and to come out with a brief conclusion this review work has been made. Data Source: Classical texts of Rasashastra, various published research works on the topic and valuable dissertations were also referred for this review article. Review Methods: An extensive search of literature was done to collect scattered materials on Druti Kalpana under an umbrella. Advices were taken from the professors of Rasashastra for the review of literature and their correct understanding. Result and Conclusion: Detailed review on Druti and Gandhaka Druti has been made. Comparisions on different methods of Gandhaka Druti preparation and the best method for high yield was found. Depending on the uses Variations in themethod of Gandhaka Druti preparation was found.

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