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Brāhmī Ghṛta

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Brāhmī Ghṛta is a semisolid preparation made with the ingredients in the Formulation composition given below with Ghrta as the basic ingredient

Formulation composition

Brāhmī svarasa (Brāhmī API) Bacopa monnieri Pl. 1.536 l
Ghṛta (Go Ghṛta) API Clarified butter from cow’s milk 768 g
Śuṇṭhī API Zingiber officinale Rz. 12 g
Marica API Piper nigrum Fr. 12 g
Pippalī API Piper longum Fr. 12 g
Śyāmā (Trivṛt API) Operculina turpethum Rt. 12 g
Trivṛt API Operculina turpethum Rt. 12 g
Dantī API Baliospermum montanum Rt. 12 g
Śaṇkhapuṣpī API Convolvulus pluricaulis W. P. 12 g
Nṛpadruma (Āragvadha API) Cassia fistula Fr. Pulp 12 g
Saptalā API Euphorbia dracunculoides W. P. 12 g
Kṛmihara (Viḍaṅga API) Embelia ribes Fr. 12 g

Method of preparation

  • Take all ingredients of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Take fresh Brāhmī and wash thoroughly with water. Grind and filter with muslin cloth to obtain
  • Brāhmī svarasa.
  • Treat Ghrta to prepare Mūrchita Ghrta.
  • Take the other ingredients (Kalka dravya) numbered 3 to 12, wash, dry, powder and pass through sieve number 85.
  • Transfer the powdered ingredients to the wet grinder and grind with sufficient quantity of water to prepare a homogeneous blend.[1]

Description

  • A low melting Ghrta, green in colour with soft, unctuous touch, pleasant odour and bitter taste

Storage

  • Store in a cool place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.

Therapeutic uses

  • Apasmāra (Epilepsy), Unmāda (Insanity), Vandhyatva (Infertility), Kushtha (Skin disorders), Vāksvara bharga (Inability to speak properly), Smrti kshaya (Memory loss) and Buddhi māndya (Mental retardation).

Dose

  • 12 to 24 g daily in divided doses.

Anupāna

  • Warm milk and warm water.

Physico-chemical parameters

Refractive index at 400 1.454 to1.465
Weight per ml at 400 0.930g to 0.945g
Saponification value 190 to 230
Iodine value 30 to 40
Acid value Not more than 2
Peroxide value Not more than 4
Congealing point 210 to 170

References

  1. THE AYURVEDIC PHARMACOPOEIA OF INDIA, PART-II, VOLUME-1, page no 64.