Year: 2018 | Month: November | Volume: 8 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 297-300
A Review on Kukkutanda Twak Bhasma
Dr. Namitha. R. Chandra1, Dr. Gazala Hussain2, Dr. Vinay. R. Kadibagil3
12nd Year PG Scholar, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor and HOD,
Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan
Corresponding Author: Dr. Namitha. R. Chandra
Kukkutanda (Hen’s egg shell) is a commonly used food material. Kukkutanda twak (egg shell of hen) has been used for therapeutic purposes in the form of bhasma known as Kukkutanda Twak Bhasma. Kukkutanda is a jangama dravya. It is included under Sudha Varga as it contains Calcium compound. In initial texts Shukla varga was the name used to include Calcium containing drugs like Sudha, Kurma prishta, Varatika, etc. Later texts especially the books of 19th and 20th century have used the term Sudha Varga to include calcium containing drugs. Kukkutanda Twak is an excellent source of organic form of Calcium and has more bioavailability than that of inorganic form. In this article, details regarding its composition, usage, Shodhana (purification), Marana (Incineration), dose, anupana (adjuvant) and indications are discussed.
Key words: Kukkutanda twak, bhasma, sudha varga, calcium compound