Ayurveda / / August 12, 2017
Although minerals and are included in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia, they should be considered separately from plant and animal materials, since the beginning of their use was a turning point in Ayurveda.Charaka and Sushruta mention only a few minerals.Only with the beginning of the spread of Tantra, in the Christian era, have been used accurate methods of purification and preparation of minerals needed to make them suitable for use.Tantrikas looking for a means of achieving physical immortality.Many of the discoveries made by them in the course of the experiments, were assimilated and Ayurveda as a basis for medicines.Kaddzhali - black sulfide of mercury, which is the basis of many Ayurvedic medicines, first mentioned Vagbhatoy, and by the time Sharngadhary medicine made of minerals have become a prominent part of the North Indian medicine.
There are several reasons why minerals supplanted the use of plants in northern India and some eastern and western regions.Burns in the fire minerals have the advanta
Another explanation can be found in the political history of the Muslims who seized part of northern India, bringing with them their own medical tradition, which developed under the strong influence of alchemy.South India, which almost was not affected by Islam, still rely on herbal medicines, the ancient Brahmanical traditions of medicine almost intact maintained until recently, especially in Kerala.Brahmanism decline as a political force in northern India and its gradual replacement of a popular religion individual cults and religions as a ritual - Tantrism, accompanied, apparently, the flowering of the simplified forms of traditional medicine and the development of tantric medicine.Unless in Tamil Nadu (southern India) Siddha medicine is widely used minerals also appear to bear the strong imprint of tantra.
Of all minerals "revive" the only mercury.Other metals and gems can only be filled with prana.For this purpose, they are subjected to purification, which consists in grinding plants with them (so that they come into contact with life) and the subsequent burning of sacrificial, that is in contact with the fire, which amplifies and cleans.The term "purification" refers primarily to the properties of the material, and only secondarily to its chemical purity."Pure" substance may have quite a mixed chemical structure and two "pure" substance produced by different methods may be radically different from each other chemically, but have the same effect on the patient if their characteristics as the original, soand by samskara are similar.
Metal Purity, other than mercury, usually takes place in two stages: first, thin sheets of metal are brought to red heat and hardened three, seven or more times in sesame oil, whey, cow's urine, stale rice porridge, broth kulatthi or sometimes inmilky juice of the plant arch (Calotropis gigantea).Fusible metals such as lead and tin, these materials are filled in a liquid form.Then, further cleaned metal depending on the formulation requirements.Finally, the metal is "killed", that is translated into a chemically inactive - to oxide or sulphide.Preparations
heavy metals used in modern medicine for treating rheumatoid arthritis, such as gold salts, and often cause toxic side effects due to good solubility they enter the blood and interact with body tissues.Metals and minerals, prepared by Ayurvedic recipes, relatively or absolutely chemically inert.They are catalysts of metabolic processes, not entering, or almost without entering into chemical reactions with the tissues.From this simple quality test Basma (literally means "ash", ie, burnt through metal or mineral..) In the fire she should not smoke and change color, indicating its chemical inactivity, it should stay on the surface of the water and fill the smallestlines on the fingertips (when rubbed with your fingers), indicating that the small size of the constituent particles.
Since Basma particles do not dissolve in water, they must be very small in size in order to penetrate into the circulatory system.Basma well cooked quickly enters the body and remains there longer than herbal preparation.When administered in the usual manner, that is, when the pinch of powder, mixed with honey, is placed under the tongue, is released from the tissue basma form thin oxygen.This oxygen, which arose in the course of burns, immediately gives the effect, and then begins to have an effect very mineral.Basma typically stored in such a way that during storage they continued to absorb oxygen.
12 Aug, 2017
12 Aug, 2017