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Title: Kalyanaka ghrita: an example of intertextuality among the Bower manuscript, Charak samhita, Susruta samhita, Astangahrdayam samhita and Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI)
Authors: Natsume, Yohko
Patel, Neeraj K
Tripathi, Shailendra M
Nose, Mitsuhiko
Bhutani, Kamlesh K
Keywords: Bower Manuscript;Astangahrdayam samhita;Ayurvedic Formulary of India;Kalyanaka ghrita;Traditional medicines;Medical texts
Issue Date: Oct-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8:A61K 36/00, A01D 20/00, A61P 1/14, A61P 5/00, A61P 29/00
Abstract: This critical and careful study aimed to gather information on the common formulation(s) found in the following ancient medical texts: the Bower Manuscript (Bower Ms.), Charak Samhita (CS), Susruta Samhita (SS), Astangahrdayam Samhita (AHS) and Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI). We found that only one formulation, Kalyanaka ghrita, had the same formula in all the texts. Kalyanaka ghrita was prepared according to the formula provided in the AFI and in the ancient classical texts. The prepared ghrita was examined by high performance thin layer chromatography and then compared with commercial Triphala Churna with respect to chemical markers. We identified a connection among the Bower Ms., CS, SS, AHS and AFI.
Page(s): 519-524
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.14(4) [October 2015]

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