PHYSICO CHEMICAL STUDY OF KAJJALI: A UNIQUE PREPARATION WITH DIFFERENT PROPORTIONS OF PARADA (MERCURY) AND GANDHAKA (SULPHUR)

Authors

  • YATHARTH A. DORLE

Keywords:

Kajjali, Parada, Gandhaka, Shodhana, Physico-Chemical Analysis

Abstract

Kajjali is Sagandh Niragni Murcchana of Parada. It is used in numerous Rasakalpas as a catalyst and also as a chief ingredient. It is usually prepared by taking equal quantity of Shuddha Parada and Shuddha Gandhaka and triturating it till the mixture becomes jet black as that of Kaajal (Anjana). There are references of Kajjali having proportions of Parada and Gandhaka in 1:1/2, 1:1, 1:2 to 1:6 proportions. Hence to examine expected physico chemical changes the present study was undertaken. The Kajjali becomes more and more acidic on addition of Shuddha Gandhaka in it. The specific gravity shows negligible variation among all samples. The moisture content of Kajjali is less than 0.5% which proves that Kajjali do not contain moisture. The specific gravity of Kajjali ranges from 1.022 to 1.039 and it shows that addition of Gandhaka hardly affects specific gravity.

Author Biography

YATHARTH A. DORLE

Final Year M.D. Scholar. Dept. of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, BLDEA’S AVS Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Vijayapur-586101 (Karnataka), INDIA

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Published

2021-04-23

How to Cite

DORLE, Y. A. . (2021). PHYSICO CHEMICAL STUDY OF KAJJALI: A UNIQUE PREPARATION WITH DIFFERENT PROPORTIONS OF PARADA (MERCURY) AND GANDHAKA (SULPHUR). Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM), 7(4). Retrieved from http://jahm.co.in/index.php/jahm/article/view/414

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Original Research Article- Experimental Research