Author(s): Anand Rajaram Mirajakar*, Anand Katti
Rasashastra is a unique branch of Ayurveda. Rasadravyas gain importance as they produce great results with little dose. Sudha varga are the class of rasa dravya which are predominantly calcium compounds. Sudha varga includes Churna, varatika, shukti, shankha and so on. Sudha is employed therapeutically in the form of churna, churnodaka, lavana, navasadara bhashpa drava. Sudha churna is basically calcium oxide. Sudhachurna is indicated in conditions of krimiroga, mukhapaka, amlapitta and vrushchika damsha. According to Rasatarangini, Churnodaka is used in dravana, swedana, bhavana, nimajjana, dhalana, pachana. The sudhalavana is useful in raktasrava and bhashpa drava in murcha.