ANALYTICAL STUDY OF KASISABHASMA AND ANNABHEDI CHENDURAM WITH REFERENCE TO THEIR QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS.
*Dr. Ashwin Ashok Shete, Dr. Avinash Ashok Shete and Dr. PVNR Prasad
‘Kasisa’ is the Iron containing mineral described under Uparasa group by Rasacharyas. ‘Kasisa’ is presented in this article in two forms i.e Kasisa bhasma and Annabhedi chenduram. Annabhedi chenduram is siddha medicine. (Siddha is also a traditional medical system of India which is of Dravidian origin and has its entire literature in Tamil language.) Many research programs were conducted on Kasisa Bhasma of Ayurveda and Annabhedi Chendooram of Siddha medicine for the management of Anaemia. So far no comparative study is taken up to identify the supremacy between the two. So comparative study with respect to analytical view studied in this article. Especially organoleptic tests as per ayurveda and chemical qualitative and quantitative tests have done. Qualitative analysis reveals acidic and basic radical in both the compound. Whereas quantitative analysis was for Iron content in raw material, in process material and finished product of both the drug. Kasisa Bhasma and Annabhedi Chendooram contain number of similarities both in terms of composition and preparation with minimum variations.
Keywords: ‘Kasisa, acidic radical, quantitative analysis, qualitiative radical.
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