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Rasottamadi Lepam is an Ayurvedic formulation prepared from nine ingredients which include purified mercury, sulfur, red lead, red orpiment and medicinal herbs. This medicine is for external use and applied topically on many skin diseases.
What is Lepa: Lepa means a medicine in the form of paste that needs to be applied externally on the affected body areas. The medicinal herbs are pulverised to get fine powder. This powder is mixed with some liquid or other medium indicated in each preparation and made into a soft paste. Water, cow’s urine, oil, and ghee are some of the media used for mixing.
Here is given more about Rasottamadi Lepa such as indication/therapeutic uses, composition and direction for use.
Key Ingredients of Rasottamadi Lepa
Each 1 part: Minerals: Rasa Purified Mercury, Sindura Red lead, Daityendra (Gandhaka) Purified Sulphur, Manashila Red orpiment
Medicinal herbs: Shwet Jiraka Cumin seed fruit Cuminum cyminum, Krishna Jiraka fruit Nigella sativa Haridra Turmeric Rhizome Curcuma Longa, Daruharidra Tree turmeric stem Berberis aristata, Maricha Black pepper fruit Piper nigrum
Method of Preparation
Kajjali of rasa and gandhaka is made first. Manshila and Sindur are separately ground and mixed with Kajjali. The fine powders of other drugs are added and mixed well in a khalva till the powder becomes dark.
Uses of Rasottamadi Lepa
Rasottamadi Lepa is applied topically on Pama (Eczema), Kandu (Itching), Vicarcika (Eczema) and chronic ulcers.
How to use Rasottamadi Lepa
This is for external use ONLY. It is to be mixed with ghee or coconut oil and applied externally.