Talk:Rasayana

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I tried to clean this up a bit, but i also got rid of some stuff which doesn't seem to fit into this article. Please look at it, and see if it should be put back in, or added somewhere else Illuvatar 17:29, 7 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Thanks, the new material was good. I changed the words a bit so people wouldn't assume that the more modern formulas were mercury based and identified it as "specially processed" mercury. A colleague has spent time with people who have worked in Nepal doing this processing for 30 years who are none the worse for wear- so it appears that the processing is successful. See the samskaras article for some research on how processing medicinals can remove toxicity in rat studies. KSVaughan 01:20, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Is "ras" elixir/juice or mercury? Karen S Vaughan 20:56, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Interesting Case Report from the NYC Dept of Health:

A 46-year-old Caucasian male presented to an emergency department in Manhattan

with abdominal pain. His BLL was 91μg/dL. The patient reported using Mahayogaraj Guggulu (enriched with silver), prescribed by and obtained from a New York State (NYS) licensed acupuncturist for relief of joint pain. The product, manufactured in India by Baidyanath, was found to contain 47,000 ppm lead, 4,800 ppm mercury, and 4,300 ppm arsenic. A similar product manufactured by the same company, Mahayograj Guggulu with silver and Makardhwaj, was reported to contain 37,000 ppm lead, 22,800 ppm mercury, and 8,100 ppm arsenic.3 After discontinuing use of the product and receiving chelation with dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), his symptoms improved and his BLL was 39 μg/dL four

months later.

(Guess this one wasn't specially processed! Provided he didn't have another source of lead since content and bioavailability may not be identical) Karen S Vaughan 13:40, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Rasavātam[edit]

The page Rasavātam redirects to this page, but the term 'Rasavātam' doesn't appear here. How is it related. Can it be added in the text? Wiki-uk (talk) 07:53, 27 May 2011 (UTC)