Bhasma – Vedic chemistry

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Bhasma in Ayurveda has been defined as a substance obtained by calcination. Bhasma is a calcined preparation in which the gem or metal is converted into ash. Gems or metals are purified to remove impurities and treated by triturating and macerating in herbal extracts. The dough so obtained is calcinated…

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Bhasma – Vedic chemistry

Bhasma in Ayurveda has been defined as a substance obtained by calcination. Bhasma is a calcined preparation in which the gem or metal is converted into ash. Gems or metals are purified to remove impurities and treated by triturating and macerating in herbal extracts. The dough so obtained is calcinated to obtain the ashes.Ayurveda is…

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