Yavatcharam: a comparative study
Indhumathy, B.S. and Krishnaveni, M. (2006) Yavatcharam: a comparative study. In: Standardisation of Metallic and Mineral Siddha Preparations-Role of Modern Instruments, 11 - 12 Feb 2006, Chennai, India.
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Yavatcharam is one among the karasaram 25, was prepared in the vaippu murai as given in the text Gunapadam Thathu vaguppu. Purified padikaram, purified thurusu, purified vediuppu were taken in equal quantities and were powdered. The filterate of pooneeru was taken and added to the mixture of the above powders and then boiled. In khuzahambu consistency it was taken out from fire and was allowed to cool. The end product vaippu murai yavatcharam was purified by adding the urine of the goat and allowed to dry in sunlight until then it was powdered. The sample of yavatcharam available in the market was bought and it was purified in the goat’s urine in the same way that of vaippu sarakku. Both the samples were subjected to XRF analysis at I.I.T., Chennai. The results revealed the presence of various elements. Both the samples were compared for the presence of elements.These samples were tested clinically for obesity
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