Comparative pharmaceutico characterization of kansya bhasma prepared with traditional (puta) method and electric muffle furnace method

Metals are known and used as therapeutic agent since ancient time. Kansya is an important Mishra Loha, an alloy of Tamra (Copper) and Vanga (Tin) known since the period of Samhita kala. It is known as Bell Metal or Bronze.Formulations of 'Kansya' are beneficial in diseases like Krimi, Kushta etc. Therapeutic doses given for ‘Kansya bhasma' range from ½ to 1 ratti (62.5mg. to 125mg) This study is planned to establish the utility and viability of Electric muffle furnace heating in bhasma preparation and documentation of Physico-chemical characteristics by performing a comparative study between Puta and Electric muffle furnace method for the preparation of Kansya bhasma. The other notable perspective of this study is that there is no standardization for Kansya mentioned in API. This study is also an effort to contribute to standardization of Kansya. Raw Kansya has 78% Copper and 22 % of Tin. After Samanya Shodana it comes to 72% of Copper and 19.58% of Tin. Further after Vishesha shodhana done with Gomutra it comes to 69.79% in case of copper and Tin 17.58%. Bhasma was prepared with two different methods as classical puta method and Muffle furnace method. In both cases 7 puta were administered. In traditional puta method Copper % after 1st puta was 66% and tin was 17.24% but after 7th puta it comes to 64.71% of copper and 16.01% of Tin. While in muffle furnace method it was 66.75 % in case of Copper and Tin was 16.25% after first incineration. After 7th incineration (Furnace method) Copper comes to 62.87% and tin comes to 14.25%.

Jambla Neha and Kundra Pardeep
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