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Apāmārga Kṣāra is an off -white alkaline preparation made with the ingredients in the Formulation composition given below.
|Apāmārga API||Bhasma Achyranthes aspera||Pl.||1 part|
|Jala API||Water||6 parts|
Method of preparation
- Take ingredients of pharmacopoeial quality.
- Cut whole plant of Apāmārga into small pieces and dry completely. Burn to ash (Bhasma).
- Add 6 parts of water to the Bhasma, stir well and keep over night.
- Next morning decant the clear liquid and filter through a three-layered muslin cloth. Repeat the filtering process till a colourless filtrate is obtained. Transfer filtered material to a stainless steel vessel and heat to evaporate the water.
- Collect Kṣāra deposited as flakes from the bottom of the vessel and grind it to a fine powder.
- Pack it in tightly closed containers to protect from light and moisture.
- Fine powder, passing through sieve number 100, hygroscopic, odour faint and taste saline, freely soluble in water..
- Store in a cool place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.
- Gulma (Abdominal Lump), Udara-śūla (Pain in the abdomen), Grahanī (Malabsorption syndrome), Vishūcikā (Gastro-enteritis with piercing pain), Alasaka (Intestinal atony), Ajīrna (Dyspepsia), Aruci (Tastelessness), Ānāha (Distention of abdomen due to obstruction to passage of urine and stool), Arśa (Piles), Śarkarā (Gravel in urine), Aśmarī (Calculus), Kṛmi (Helminthiasis), Āntarvidradhi (Hernia), Śvāsa (Asthma).
- 125 to 500 mg daily in divided dose.
|Loss on drying||Not more than 4 per cent|
|Acid-insoluble ash||Not more than 1 per cent|
|pH (1% aqueous solution)||10 to 11|
- THE AYURVEDIC PHARMACOPOEIA OF INDIA, PART-II, VOLUME-1, page no 102.