AYURVEDIC REVIEW OF TAMRA (COPPER- CU) AND ITS THERAPEUTIC IMPORTANCE
DetailsWritten by Vd.Prajakta P. Patil,Vd. Baban M. Rathod
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Metals like iron, copper are being used by humans since the prehistoric period. Tamra (copper) is used in the form of vessels, medicine in day to day life since centuries. During the medieval period, with the advent of Rasashastra, Tamra Bhasma (Calcined ash) occupied a significant role in the ayurvedic therapeutics. It is the drug of choice in the treatment of many diseases like Udara(ascites), Yakritvikar(Hepatic Disorders), Kushtha(Skin disesses)etc. Recently many research works have been carried out on it. The present paper is a simple complication focusing on the historic review, modern review, types, Grahyaagrahyatva, pharmacodynamics, properties, shodhana, Marana and Amritikaranprocedures, dose and formulations of Tamra Bhasma. This review is expected to refurnish the existing knowledge and give an insight to the researchers in this area of education and research.
Keywords: Tamra, Copper, Bhasma, Rasashastra, Medicinal uses of copper.Download Attachment