A Review on Traditional Ayurvedic Preparations Containing Gold

Karri Sravani*, Hatware Ketan, Sharma Sanjay

SVKM’s, NMIMS, School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, Shirpur, Maharashtra, India. 

Received: 20th May, 17; Revised 3rd June, 17, Accepted: 15th June, 17; Available Online:25th June, 2017


The gold and its preparations are used from the ancient time throughout the world for many purposes. In Ayurveda gold is having great importance for its utilization in many pathological conditions as a therapeutic remedy. The present review enlightens some of the gold preparations were practised in Ayurveda like Swarna lehan, Swarna bhasma, Suvarna bindu, Suvarna Vacha, Kumarabharana Rasa and Swarnamrita prashana. We focused on their traditional method of preparations, therapeutic potential and limitations along with the future prospectus. There is a need of further studies for paying attention towards the use of gold and its preparations in the modern era.

Keywords: Gold, Ayurvedic preparations, Therapeutic Potential.

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International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research