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ABHRAGARBHA POTTALI- Respiratory Care

 

abhragarbha-pottaliAbhragarbha pottali is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of respiratory diseases and fever. This medicine contains mineral ingredients only. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

BENEFITS OF ABHRAGARBHA 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 ABHRAGARBHA POTTALI

  •  Kshaya – Emaciation
  • Agnisadanam – Indigestion
  • Kasa – cough
  • Swasa – breathing difficulty
  • Jwara – fever

INGREDIENTS OF ABHRAGARBHA POTTALI

 

SL NO SANSKRIT NAME ENGLISH ACTION
1 PARADA Purified mercury fast relieve from symptoms
2 GANDHAKA Purified sulphur

 

rejuvenator
3 SWARNA Purified gold provide immunity, rejuvenator
4 ABHRAKA Purified biotite mica Balances vata, pitta dosha , analgesic action

 METHOD OF PREPARATION

At first purified mercury and gold leaves triturated well. To this purified gandhaka added and triturated well to obtain a homogenous mixture known as kajjali. Bhasma of abhraka and kajjali is 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 abhragarbha 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 Abhraka – Heating and quenching in the decoction of Triphala or cow’s milk for 7 times.

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 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 that 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?

             The 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.

 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 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

  1. To study the general characteristics of abhrak bhasma: a wonder drug

https://www.wjpps.com/Wjpps_controller/abstract_id/9302#:~:text=TO%20STUDY%20THE%20GENERAL%20CHARACTERISTICS%20OF%20ABHRAK%20BHASMA%3A%20A%20WONDER%20DRUG&text=There%20has%20been%20a%20constant,decoction%20of%20various%20medicinal%20herbs.

  1. Effect of abhrak bhasma on the physiology and behaviour of drosophila melanogaster.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316836328_EFFECT_OF_ABHRAK_BHASMA_ON_THE_PHYSIOLOGY_AND_BEHAVIOUR_OF_DROSOPHILA_MELANOGASTER

7.     Effect of Puta on in vitro anticancer activity of Shataputi Abhrak Bhasma on lung, leukemia and prostate cancer cell lines.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S097594761730102X

8.     Analytical Evaluation of an Ayurvedic Formulation – Abhraka Bhasma

http://globalresearchonline.net/journalcontents/v23-1/04.pdf

9.     Modulation of oxidative stress by abhrak bhasma in drosophila melanogaster.

https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/24472

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