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Year : 1985  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 202-204

Role of mercury in svarna vanga preparation

Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005, India

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Gyaneshwar Sharma
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005
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Svarna Vanga, an important Ayurvedic tin preparation having mercury as one of its ingredients, is mainly indicated in the treatment of Pramehas (genitourinary disorders). What role does mercury play in its preparation is not known. Hence present study has been planned with a view to prepare SvarnaVanga using mercury in different amounts. It was observed that the amount of mercury atleast in half proportion to in tin Kajjali, is considered necessary in making the standard Svarna-Vanga preparation.

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