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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 310-313

Kshirapaka Kalpa with special reference to Arjuna Kshirapaka

1 Senior Resident, Ph.D. (Sch.), Department of Dravyaguna, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2 Professor of Dravyaguna & Dean, Faculty of Ayurveda, Department of Dravyaguna, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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Ayurveda- the science of life is oldest repository of medical sciences of ancient India. It has two basic objects i.e. maintenance of health and cure of disorders, for this purpose number of Kalpanas (Pharmaceutical forms) are described in accordance with disorders. There are five basic pharmaceutical forms (Panchavidha kashaya kalpana) found in Charaka Samhita. Sushruta has told six forms (Shadvidha kashaya kalpana) including Kshira Kalpana. Thus it is obvious that Kshira Kalpana is original Kalpana referred in Sushruta samhita. In Ashtang Samgraha, similar five Kalpana have been described as found in Charaka Samhita with different names- Niryasa, Kalka, Niryϊha, Shita and Phanta. In conclusion Arjuna Kshirapaka was first time prescribed by Acharya Vrinda in Hridroga, the bark of Arjuna was used to prepare Arjuna Kshirapaka. Kshirapaka is one of the unique preparations of Ayurveda. In fact through this preparation, potency of a drug is transferred into milk. It is worthy to mention here that water soluble as well as fat soluble fraction of a drug dissolve in the kshirapaka kalpana.

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