Yashad bhasma: Synthesis and characterization
Babita Kale and Nilima Rajurkar
Bhasmas are unique ayurvedic herbo-metallic preparations useful in various ailments. Quality of bhasma depends upon quality of starting materials, processing ingredients, meticulous trituration and heating cycle. To strengthen the quality of Ayurvedic product, standardization of bhasma is essential. Yashad Bhasma is zinc based bhasma which is used in the treatment of diabetes, eye diseases, night blindness, cataract, asthma, skin disease and acne etc. The present paper deals with the synthesis and characterization of Yashad Bhasma by using traditional method of heating as well as electric muffle furnace. The various steps of synthesis include Purification (Shodhan), Levigation (Bhavana) and Incineration (Maran). The prepared bhasma was analyzed as per ayurvedic guidelines as well as modern analytical techniques viz. XRD, FTIR, SEM, EDAX, TEM and DLS.
How to cite this article:
Babita Kale, Nilima Rajurkar. Yashad bhasma: Synthesis and characterization. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(1):119-122.