Medicines Preparation Workshop: Kharaliya Rasayana

All the successful Ayurveda physicians have been preparing medicines for their patients on their own. Ayurvedic Physicians are legally allowed to prepare medicine for their own patients in India. Unlike pharmaceutical companies, objectives of physicians to prepare medicines for their patients is clinical improvement. Preparing your own medicines not only make it clinically more effective […]

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All the successful Ayurveda physicians have been preparing medicines for their patients on their own. Ayurvedic Physicians are legally allowed to prepare medicine for their own patients in India. Unlike pharmaceutical companies, objectives of physicians to prepare medicines for their patients is clinical improvement. Preparing your own medicines not only make it clinically more effective but also economically beneficial for the patient as well as the physician.

Preparing your own medicines improves your confidence in clinical practice, the success rate as well as your credibility as an Ayurveda physician.

Preparing your own medicines is easy if you understand the basic procedures and in-process assessment tricks. There are four types of Rasa Medicines (Herbo- Mineral medicines) viz. Kharaliya, Parpati, Pottali and Kupipakwa. In this course, we shall learn the Kharaliya Rasayana that is the herbo-mineral medicines prepared through the grinding process with a mortar and pestle. Most of the pills used in Ayurveda are prepared through this method.

In this course, we shall learn-

1.Perfect Bhavana/ Trituration

A.Decoction/ Kadha preparation for Bhavana- special techniques

B.Quantity of liquid for correct consistency in trituration

C.How does the Bhavana work for herbal and mineral materials?

D.How does Bhavana makes the medicine cost effective?

E.Various medicines and Bhavana material used in it

2.Characteristics of the ideal Kharal/ Mortar and pestle

3.Frequency of oscillation and duration of trituration for perfect medicine

4.Rolling into the pills- techniques for making a dough, rolling pills and drying .

5.Preparing some Kharaliya medicines popular in practice

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Why to prepare your own medicines?

Medicine is the best companion for a physician in his medical practice and journey to a newbie intern to an experienced physician. the success of the medical profession depends on the improvement in the patients, and medicines play a very crucial role in clinical improvement. Many Ayurvedic pharmaceutical companies prepare medicines on a commercial scale, but it lacks one important thing that is there in the medicine prepared by the physician himself. This ingredient is crucial in your success, popularity and legacy.

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The perfect trituration
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Trituration is a frequently employed process in Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics. Various purification, calcination processes include Trituration as its part. Kharaliya Rasayana, means herbal and herbo-mineral medicines prepared in mortar and pestle are based on the trituration process. Trituration/ Bhavana is the process of grinding solids and liquid together, where particles are micronized by wet-grinding. Trituration increases the potency, reduces the dose of herbal medicine. Trituration incorporates properties of herbs into metallo-mineral medicine. Let us learn the secrets of perfect Bhavana in medicine preparation.

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How does trituration (Bhavana) work?
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Proper Bhavana is important in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines. The level of micronization, incorporation of herbal content into mineral content, improvisation in potency and medicine properties of the medicine depends on how the trituration is performed. In this lesson, you learn how Bhavana works with herbal and mineral materials.

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How does trituration make the medicine cost effective?
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The commercial aspect of the medical practice and its ethics are well established since ancient time. When a patient purchases medicines prepared by pharmaceutical companies, he enters an entirely different realm of pharmaceutical commerce that is beyond the scope of a physician. But when a physician makes his own medicine, that is fortunately legally allowed for an Ayurveda physician he can better use the resources for the patients. The patient can get the best quality of medicine at a considerably lower cost. Also, a physician can earn his own commercials with all medical ethics.

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Assignment 1: Preparing a decoction for Bhavana/ Trituration
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Selecting a right mortar and pestle for medicine preparation
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Kharal or mortar and pestle is the most essential tool to prepare Ayurvedic medicines on a small scale. Kharal is costly, and usually, we purchase them once in a lifetime. Selection of a wrong Kharal is not only a hurdle in proper processing of medicine but also it may add the stone powder to the medicine. In this lesson, you shall learn the characteristics of ideal Kharal and to select proper Kharal as per your medicines.

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Assignment 2: Preparing a Kalka- a grinding exercise
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Assignment 3: Preparing Kajjali- the most useful intermediate ingredient
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Preparing the pills
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Most of the Kharaliya Rasayana are in the form of pills. Making proper pills is a skill. In this lesson, we shall learn how to prepare pills, and what are the intermediate steps that one must follow to get uniforms, well finished and professional-looking pills even without investing much time, money or skills.

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Assignment 4: Preparation of Amalaki Rasayana
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Preparing Laghu Sutshekhar Rasa
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Laghu Sutshekhar Rasa is a commonly required medicine in general practice. It is cheap medicine with great utility. In this lesson, we shall learn the ingredients, method of preparation and therapeutic utility of the Laghu Sutshekhar Rasa

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Preparing Tribhuvan Kirti Rasa
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Tribhuvan Kirti Rasa is one of the commonly required medicine in general Ayurvedic practice. This medicine contains toxic ingredients, so one must know how to prepare this medicine so as to get maximum therapeutic benefits and minimum risk of toxicity. In this lesson, we shall learn the ingredients, method of preparation and therapeutic uses of Tribhuvan Kirti Rasa.

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Preparing Nagarjunabhra Rasa
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Nagarjunabhra Rasa is an excellent example of medicine where the efficacy of the medicine is directly dependant on the excellence in the method of preparation. This kind of medicine must be made by a physician himself, as the commercial pharmaceutical companies tend to cut short the processes in order to reduce production cost. In this lesson, we shall learn the ingredients, method of preparation and therapeutic utility of Nagarjunabhra Rasa

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Quiz time !! Let’s check what we have learned.
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