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Palāśa Kṣāra is a white alkaline preparation made with the ingredients in the Formulation composition given below.
|Palāśa API-Bhasma||Butea monosperma||Pl.||1 part|
|Jala API||Water||6 parts|
Method of preparation
- Take all ingredients of pharmacopoeial quality.
- Cut Palasha into small pieces and dry completely. Burn to ash (Bhasma).
- Add 6 parts of water to 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 kshara deposited as flakes from the bottom of the vessel and grind to a fine powder.
- Pack it in tightly closed containers to protect from light and moisture
- Fine powder, passing through sieve number 100; hygroscopic, odourless, taste saline; freely soluble in water.
- Store in a cool place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.
- Agnimāndya (Digestive impairment), Gulma (Abdominal lump), Plīhyakṛdvṛddhi (Spleno-hepatomegaly), Mūtrakrcchra (Dysuria), Aśamarī (Calculus), Śarkarā (Gravel in urine), Grahanī (Malabsorption syndrome), Ānāha (Distention of abdomen due to obstruction to passage of urine and stool), Vishūcikā (Gastro-enteritis with piercing pain).
- ½ to 1 g daily in divided doses.
- Warm water, Milk.
|Loss on drying at 1100||Not more than 6 per cent|
|Acid-insoluble ash||Not more than 1 per cent|
|pH (10% aqueous solution)||10 to 12|
- THE AYURVEDIC PHARMACOPOEIA OF INDIA, PART-II, VOLUME-1, page no 111.