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Tamra Sindoor is an Ayurvedic formulation of inorganic origin. It is a Kupipakwa Rasayana containing mercury, sulfur and copper. Here Kupipakwa denotes the special method of Ayurvedic medicine preparation involving medicine processing inside a Kupi or glass bottle. Kupi-pakwa Rasayana preparation is very complex and require meticulous precision. Tamra Sindura contains only minerals/metals and has no herbal ingredient. This medicine is hot in potency and must be taken under medical supervision only.
Here is given more about Tamra Sindoor such as indication/therapeutic uses, composition, method of preparation and dosage.
Complete list of Ingredients of Tamra Sindoor
Shuddha Tamra wires 5 Tola, Shuddha Gandhak 10 tola, Shuddha Parad 10 tola.[1 tola=12g]
Preparation of medicine (Rasendra Sar Sangrah)
This medicine is Kupi-pakwa or medicine which is cooked inside a kupi or glass bottle.
First Shuddha (purified) Parad/Mercury and Shuddha Gandhak are blended together to form Kajjali. The Kajjali is then transferred to a Kanch-Kupi. Shuddh Tamra is mixed with Kajjali and the Kaach-Kupi is layered 7 times with cloth plastered with wet-mud and the Kupi is processed in Valuka-Yantra for 36 hours. When the Kupi cools down (Swang Sheetal) it is broken by special method and Tamra-Sindoor is collected from Kaach-Kupi neck. At the bottom of Kupi is Tamra Bhasma which is also collected.
Uses of Tamra Sindoor
Tamra Sindoor is a combination of mercury-sulfur with copper. It is hot in potency. It works effectively on diseases that are caused due to vitiation of blood and diseases of the liver and spleen.
This medicine is indicated in diseases of the liver, spleen, hyperacidity, epilepsy etc. Its use decreases enlarged the liver-spleen. It regulates the proper discharge of bile and cure chronic digestive impairment.
This medicine gives strength to muscles, nerves, stomach and intestine. Tamra Sindur gives relief in intestinal discomfort.
Tamra Sindur shows a beneficial effect in Haija or Cholera, Coughing due to vitiation of vata, vomiting, extreme pain in menstruation, and epilepsy.
The Dosage of Tamra Sindoor
The recommended dosage of Tamra Sindoor as given in Ayurvedic text is 125mg-250mg, twice a day with honey, Paan leaves juice (Piper betle) or Tulsi leaves juice. Or take as directed by physician.
Administration of Tamra Sindura: Tamra Sindura is given with different Anupan or fluid vehicles in different diseases. In cholera, Tamra Sindoor (65mg) is given with Kasturi and Bhimseni Kapur (each 65mg). In vomiting, it (125mg) is given with MayurChandrika Bhasma (250mg) and honey.
Also known as Tamra Sindura, Tamra Sindur.
This medicine should be taken under direct medical supervision.