Effect of Tamra Bhasma (Calcined Copper) on Ponderal and Biochemical Parameters


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  • Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Abstract

Introduction: Tamra Bhasma (TB) and its forms like Somnathi Tamra Bhasma (STB), etc., are in vogue since centuries in Ayurveda. The present study is carried out to evaluate the effect of TB and STB in different dose levels on ponderal and biochemical parameters in wistar strain albino rats to provide scientific basis for its safety profile. Materials and Methods: TB and STB were prepared as per the classical guidelines and administered to wistar strain albino rats for 45 consecutive days. Blood was collected and rats were sacrificed on the 46th day. Ponderal and biochemical parameters were studied. Results: Results showed significant decrease in serum cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, total protein, and serum alkaline phosphatase levels. Comparatively, all the differences in between the groups are insignificant and no pathological changes at ponderal and biochemical levels were observed. Conclusion: Based on these observations, it can be said that these formulations can be safely used in cases of hyperlipidemia.

Keywords

Bhasma, biochemical parameters, copper, ponderal parameters, Somnathi Tamra Bhasma, Tamra Bhasma

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