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Ballātakādi Modaka is a solid preparation made in the form of lumps, with the ingredients given in the Formulation composition.
|Bhallātaka API (Śuddha)||Semecarpus anacardium||Fr.||1 part|
|Pathyā (Harītakī API )||Terminalia chebula||P.||1 part|
|Tila API||Sesamum indicum||Sd.||1 part|
|Guda API||Jaggery||6 parts|
Method of preparation
- Take all ingredients of pharmacopoeial quality.
- Treat Bhallātaka to prepare Suddha Bhallātaka.
- Powder Śuddha Bhallātakā and Harītakī and pass through sieve no. 85.
- Pound Guda in an iron mortar and add other ingredients. Pound well until it becomes a fine homogeneous blend. Roll the above mixture into modaka of approximately 2 g each.Weigh and store in suitable containers, protecting from light and moisture.
- Black coloured roughly spherical lumps, firm, but crushing under pressure, with the characteristic odour of Bhallātakā and bitter, astringent taste.
- Store in a cool place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.
- Pittārśa (Anorectal growth due to Pitta dosha).
- 2 to 5 g daily in divided doses.
- Milk, Water
|Total Ash||Not more than 2.5 per cent|
|Acid-insoluble ash||Not more than, 0.25 per cent|
|Alcohol-soluble extractive||Not less than 65.0 per cent|
|Water-soluble extractive||Not less than 75.0 per cent|
|pH (5% aqueous solution)||4 to 4.5|
|Total tannins||Not less than 5 per cent|
- THE AYURVEDIC PHARMACOPOEIA OF INDIA, PART-II, VOLUME-1, page no 5 .