Elementary Analysis of Bhasmas used as Ethnomedicine in Tribal Areas of Mayurbhanj Districts of Odisha, India
Sitaram Swain1, Tapasi Upadhyaya2
1Sitaram Swain*, Department of Zoology, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India.
2Tapasi Upadhyaya, Department of Zoology, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India.
Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 21, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 10, 2020. | PP: 904-908 | Volume-9 Issue-5, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: E1991039520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.E1991.039520
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Abstract: Ayurveda is known as the oldest practice system in traditional medicine. This medicine system science is closely associated with social, psychological and spiritual with the living society. From ancient period, many works have been done and documented in Ayurveda and charaka Samhita. World Health Organisation reported that more than six billion people depend primarily on ethno medicine. Now it is considered as an important alternative therapy among known other practices. Animals and their by-products form important ingredients have been considered for the preparation of medicine. Since seventh century, Ayurvedic bhasmas are known in India for curing of many chronic ailments. Bhasmas are commonly known as ‘biological nanoparticles’ and it is derived from animal’s derivatives through incineration. These bhasmas have been orally administered by mixing with honey to reduce the adverse effect of these drugs. In this study there six bhasmas and honey samples were taken for X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy analysis. Presence of these elements has showed their significance in therapeutically potent even in low doses. Now it has given novel health care look in Ayurved for tribal areas as well as modern society.
Keywords: Ethnomedicine, Bhasma, XRF
Scope of the Article: Predictive Analysis