Two reasons make particularly interesting the topic ‘Metals in Ayurveda’. On the one hand, metals represent the raw material for a group of exceptional Ayurvedic preparations that have a large number of benefits. On the other hand the discussion arises in circles repeatedly, whether heavy metals in Ayurvedic products are included and whether these are in the form of a harmful or harmless.
The use of metals to medical or ritual purposes has a langeTradition in India. Various pre-Christian texts give a vague information. In the Ayurvedajedoch, the complete development of this art happens only after the classical period, nämlichim so-called Indian middle ages. Especially Buddhist researchers should have encouraged looking for ‘non-violent’ alternatives to invasive surgery of this development. The Buddhist Nagarjuna, often called the founder of Indian Alchemy claimed: ‘Ich make the whole world free of poverty (and disease) through my achievements in derAlchemie.’ He used mainly mercury. He also on the search was similar to the abendländischenAlchemisten for a way to convert it into gold. Sure, Severalreasons motivated him in the implementation of highly complex processes. In addition to the financial and medical, the spiritual are particularly interesting. Descriptions of how to turn mercury into gold, inden are likely encrypted notes hidden, how the character to spiritually clean and vervollkommnenlässt. Historically backed up is that the alchemical processes of Nagarjuna’s aufgenommenwurden only in a later development stage of Ayurveda in the treatment system. On the other hand, but promising the age of Nagarjuna is uncertain: he should be getting several hundred years old thanks to his art.
Nowadays the production and use of products which are manufactured to original alchemical processes, represents a separate portion of Ayurveda (rasashastra).
The preparations (rasaushadha) are a genus of its own medicines and exhibit a wide range of uses. They are particularly effective in severe disease. In Europe franciscan medical specialists, it is little known that they push herbal supplements in North India in its importance even at the edge.
In the definition of rasa shastra, the distinction compared to the pure vegetable preparations is crucial: mainly metals and minerals used as basic substances, above all the mercury (rasa), from which the science got its name. But also animal products are used. The processing of the most toxic substances of reason is very expensive. It takes weeks, sometimes months, even years until a medically highly effective form is originated from the original malicious, which can be utilized by the human body. It is repeated Verreibungs and ashing processes using heat (calcining). There are always
organic franciscan medical specialists, so plant and animal substances used as additives. It even means that the inorganic basic substances, so metals and minerals, only the potency of the medicinal effect. The final product of processing is a fine ash (bhasma), often pressed into tablets (dad).
The guidelines of production of can be found in a barely manageable mass of ancient Sanskrit literature.
In modern times, they were standardized for the principal rasa preparations by the Indian Government in the AFI (Ayurvedic formulary of India). Processing precision and strict adherence to the guidelines is necessary because otherwise toxic effects cannot be ruled out. The ancient texts in this context make repeated high ethical request to the alchemists, which should also apply to today’s manufacturers. Rasa shastra of homeopathy is similar in its potency processes. And historically the alchemical research as a precursor to the modern chemical-based pharmaceuticals could be described.
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‘You need only small amounts, the taste is neutral and they lead to recovery in no time – alchemical medium (other drugs) are superior to that.’ So, a classic text summarizes the advantages of rasa preparations. Especially when compared to herbal, these statements are true. Plant preparations must be administered in large quantities and over a long period of time. And who knows not the detriment of taste? In addition, they need have a certain amount of time until they effect. When the rasa preparations, however, the Ayurvedic physicians praise especially their effectiveness.
Advantages of alchemischer preparations
‘You need only small amounts, the taste is neutral and they lead to recovery in no time – alchemical medium (other drugs) are superior to that.’ So, a classic text summarizes the advantages of rasa preparations. Especially when compared to herbal, these statements are true. Plant preparations must be administered in large quantities and over a long period of time. And who knows not the detriment of taste? In addition, they need have a certain amount of time until they effect. When the rasa preparations, however, the Ayurvedic physicians praise especially their effectiveness. Especially for serious diseases, they offer an Ayurvedic alternative to allopathic
Drugs. And they are considered – with real production and dispensing – almost free of side effects. Another advantage is in their usage. They can be used symptom-related, without considering the differentiated work dynamics like in the medicinal plants. They are also long-lasting (4 years); Yes, it is even described, they would gain – like a fine wine – with increasing age of quality. Last but not least, the use of rasa preparations protects the medicinal herb resources increasingly threatened in South Asia.
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The only downside of rasa preparations seems to lie in the elaborate production. And exactly this is crucial. All these advantages make only if the preparations of as possible precisely in accordance with classical rules be established. Only then, centuries of for success and safety southwind medical specialists, of clinical experience can guarantee. To describe the elaboration of manufacturing processes, we trace exemplary diemVerarbeitung a metallic ground substance (iron), which is per se not even toxic. It’s modern guidelines (AFI) on basis of classical (Rasa tarangini). The manufacture southwind medical specialists, of alchemischer iron ash (Krish bhasma) is in accordance with the general approach to the Ayurvedic metal processing in two steps: 1. cleaning (shodhana) and 2nd ashing (London).southwind medical specialists,
At the beginning of the cleaning process, gross impurities are eliminated and the iron (ore) binding with other substances resolved. This level could be called chemical physical cleaning.
The special of Ayurvedic processing lies in the so-called ‘medical treatment’. This aims to eliminate unwanted effects of metal and to expose the positive medical effects and potentiate. These metals in the form of thin films are glowing hot heated and dipped in various liquids, so impregnated with organic substances. When the glowing iron foil, there are seven processes in sesame oil, diluted cow’s milk yogurt, cow, a special type of vinegar (kanji), and a decoction from the seed of a legume (dolichos biflorus). The impregnation with organic substances will be intensified in the next stage (special cleaning). Evaporation and trituration processes (trituration) with plant decoction in mortars, one transferred the metals in a powdered form. You thereby assume the qualities of plants and are prepared for the ashing. For the production of iron ash you used midwest medical specialists, the decoction of three famous fruits (Triphala) to carry the variety of trituration -, evaporation, and cooking processes. Also Aloe Vera or cow urine be used. These processes take full implementation weeks to months.
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The ashing followed by cleaning (marana, literally ‘ kill’). This processing step is the ‘killing’ of all unwanted properties and the optimum development of the desired medical effects. Here, too, the impregnation with organic matter plays an important role. According to the classical understanding is the original basic substance then ‘died’, i.e. it has turned completely. The decisive factor in this phase is the repeated supply of heat (calcination).
The purified metal powders are rubbed so again with plant juices or-dekokten in mortars until a paste is formed (the water has evaporated). With plant-based binders, it forms ‘Chick’ (cakrika), dry leaves under sunlight, then puts in a clay Bowl, is covered with an equal shaped other shell and sealed airtight with fresh tone. In a soil pit, dried cow dung cake filled and tucked in the Middle the clay vessels (puta). The infected cow dung sparked even heat from all sides. The dung is burned out after several hours and cooled in the jar to remove the clay bowls and grates the baked contents with suitable fluids again.
This process is repeated very often, until fine ash (bhasmas) have arisen. Different additives and numbers of processing repetitions are prescribed for the different basic substances.
Used for the production of iron ash for the trituration of three fruit decoction. It reviewed the ashing process at least 60 times. Up to 1000 times it is recommended to increase the effect. In the end, the powder once again enriched with three fruit decoction and exposed to heat until all moisture is evaporated. In the end, the ash is black. She should be stored in a glass container. Their dosage is 125-250 mg 1-2 x daily.
Classic quality tests
The Ayurvedic classics describes several test procedures for determining the quality of medical ashes. Two of them are easily feasible also for laymen. 1. the ashes must be so fine that it floats on the water surface. When iron ash, this is not possible; other complex procedures are necessary here. 2.wird pounded the ashes between the finger tips and then shaken by hand, so must a track stick them in the fine skin grooves. In addition, must have lost to the ashes of their metallic lustre and more may have no specific taste.
The metals in the above described way were medically cleaned and in the prescribed dose administered, they are harmless according to Ayurvedic understanding. southwind medical specialists However, are the guidelines is not respected, harmful side effects, which are described in detail in Ayurveda are created.
All India only a statistically insignificant number of cases is recorded in the last two and a half decades, in which heavy metal damage were recorded when taking Ayurvedic preparations. And this despite the widespread use of measuring devices containing mercury preparations. southwind medical specialists
However, the study situation is in this regard is anything but desirable. Also, Indian AyurvedaÄrzte, working for decades with these preparations, summon their harmlessness. A small private study with 25 patients of chronic diseases is known me personally, rasa preparations have taken at least a year. Usually, the parent compound of these preparations was mercury. Since liver and kidney especially by heavy metals damage are affected, their function was examined laboratory in the subjects southwind medical specialists (serum creatinine and transaminases). No patient had standard deviation. The doctor is very critical in the choice of the manufacturer of the drugs and never administered rasa preparations for a damaged liver or kidney.
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The overriding question remains however: rich this information in order to advocate the unrestricted consumption of these drugs? Scattered studies from developed countries come to a ‘no’. Actually, heavy metals in Ayurvedic preparations had been found. This could have several reasons. On the one hand, global demand for Ayurvedic preparations, increases which favors quick-and-dirty manufacturing individual pharmaceutical companies in South Asia, which do not follow the elaborate classical rules of profit. On the other hand, the pollution is in
South Asia ahead so that crude drugs could be negatively impacted. This is most likely possible in the purely herbal preparations that have not been processed under the terms of the rasa shastra.
southwind medical specialists But last but not least, it may be on the investigation methods of the study itself. To draw hasty conclusions from laboratory testing of Ayurvedic preparations of rasa, based only on analytical chemistry, should be avoided. This much is sure: in herbal supplements include any metals at all! In the rasa preparations Ayurveda representatives disagree however, whether or not the base metals in real production in the finished product are still available. Using analytical chemistry, you should be able to resolve both cases. The Ayurveda representatives however agree, that there are metals in the rasa preparations a maximum in a form harmless to the human body. To prove this is not easy with denMethoden of analytical chemistry alone.
But the possibility that the metals with other substances form complexes and change their effect. A striking example: Sodium is a deadly poison, which under no circumstances be said of common salt, sodium chloride, a highly reagibles metal and chlorine. Would be particularly interesting to examine whether organic substances (in particular AMLA Emblica officinalis =), so elaborately processed with the metals, may have not have a protective effect, which prevent the negative effects of metals and enable their rapid excretion. Such so-called ‘chelating agents’ used in traditional medicine for the treatment of heavy metal poisoning.
Ultimately, the effect of rasa drugs only to the patients themselves be judged. Objective studies that could prove the positive long-term effects of rasa preparations and explain would be desirable. Just as conscientiously, patients taking a rasa preparations, should be investigated closely on any toxic symptoms of early. Are these demonstrably caused by drugs, so are the individual manufacturing process strictly to check and to draw the manufacturers accountable.
As rasa drugs pose risks if not properly manufactured, so they should be prescribed only, if they come from reputable providers. Only specialists can assess this so that they should be taken never by patients themselves (Internet or other mail order, unauthorized shops). Ask an experienced Ayurveda specialists, knows the pharmaceutical in South Asia. Would be desirable to get certificates and laboratory analyses, from importers, but these are currently so expensive that they would make the final product to the consumer unaffordable.
Despite these reservations, the centuries of clinical experience with the rasa preparations of Ayurveda especially in serious and chronic diseases are so promising that you don’t must forgo on behalf of the patients they. Rather, optimal manufacturing processes should be obtained through increased demand and intense research on these exceptional resources which would guarantee the large-scale secure revenue.