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Vol. 8, Issue 10 (2019)

Preparation of darvyadi loha churna: An ayurvedic formulation for iron deficiency anemia

Author(s):
Dr. Visal S Kumar, Dr. Prathviraj Puranik and Dr. Nagaratna S Jartarghar
Abstract:
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is considered to be one of the most prevalent form of malnutrition which affects over 30% of world population. Choorna Kalpana is one among the most predominantly used Ayurvedic pharmaceutical preparation. It is a fine powder of herbs or group of herbs and some times added with processed mineral or metal,salt or sugar.Darvyadi Loha is a herbo-mineral preparation mentioned in Ayurvedic classics for the management of Pandu Roga. On analyzing the clinical features for Pandu, it can be correlated with Iron deficiency anemia mentioned in the contemporary sciences. The formulation Darvyadi Loha contains Darvi (Berberis aristata DC.), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula Retz.), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica Roxb.), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis Gaertn), Pippali (Piper longum Linn.), Maricha (Piper nigrum Linn.), Shunti (Zingiber officinalis), Vidanga (Embelia ribes Burm.) and Loha Bhasma (incinerated iron). This formulation was prepared according to the principles of preparation of Choorna Kalpana mentioned in the Ayurvedic classics and by using modern pharmaceutical equipments. In this article, details of the individual drugs of Darvyadi Loha Choorna and the method of preparation of the formulation have been detailed.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Visal S Kumar, Dr. Prathviraj Puranik, Dr. Nagaratna S Jartarghar. Preparation of darvyadi loha churna: An ayurvedic formulation for iron deficiency anemia. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(10):64-69.

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