Review on Gandhaka Druti: An UnexploredHerbo-mineral Formulation

Sangeetham P Baby, P.G. Jadar
2022 International Research Journal of Ayurveda & Yoga  
Gandhakais a Rasa-dravyathat is commonly used in Ayurvedic practice. One of the most unique dosage forms involving Gandhakais "Gandhaka-druti," which is a herbo-mineral formulation with an oil base indicated in various diseases. Despite its applicability in different diseases and promising results with minimum dose, the various methods of its preparation and entirety of its indication need to be explored. The present study is an effort to compile different textual references related to the
more » ... lation pertaining to its preparation and applicability beyond skin diseases along with recent research updates in order to pave way for the Ayurvedicfraternity to make utmost use of this wonder drug. Through thorough review, 13 different varieties of Gandhaka drutiwas obtained from different literature and also 8 differentstudies related to this. Most of the study was based on the popular method and other indications are still unexplored. Furthermore, research based on various indications is required in Ayurveda. The present study has reviewed the scope from the classical texts to emphasize the application of Gandhakadrutiin various conditions rather than the skin disorders.
doi:10.47223/irjay.2022.5609 fatcat:42qgwhskjng6fbou6jhmb2duly