Author(s): Pallavi Vyankatrao Bhange *, Yogesh Shivmurti Bhatambre, Pankaj Vyankatrao Bhange
The science of Rasashastra includes preparation of herbo-mineral compounds e.g. bhasmas, pishties, various rasakalpas, etc. Among the minerals, dhatu(metals) have been given more importance. For the Putiloha category of dhatu, Jarana is an important intermediate step during their marana procedure (incineration) . In present study,Jarana of Naag (Lead) dhatu has been studied pharmaceutically and analytically. New steps like washing of the jaritNaag, repeating the cycles of Jarana are introduced. The elemental Assay using ICP-AES technique shows presence of 80% of Lead in JaritNaag.