Dispense with ayurvedic samskara: Shodhana of aconite

P. K. Sarkar, P. K. Prajapati, V. J. Shukla, B. Ravishankar

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Aconite is an extremely poisonous drug, but it is used therapeutically in practice of Ayurvedic system after proper processing called as 'Shodhana'. The shodhana procedure is done by using cow's urine, cow's milk, goat's milk as media. In present study, shodhana of aconite was done by cow's urine and cow's milk; and the raw aconite (RV), processed aconites, cow's urine (GM) and cow's milk (GD) collected after shodhana of aconite were evaluated physico-phytochemically. The aconitine content was found to be absent in aconite processed by cow's urine (SM) and it was reduced drastically in aconite processed by cow's milk (SD).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-40
Number of pages10
JournalIndian Drugs
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Aconitine
  • Cow's milk
  • Cow's urine
  • Shodhana
  • Vatsanabha

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery


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