Mugdha Rasa an ayurvedic proprietary medicine to treat acne vulgaris

Dr. Vandana Meena


Background: Acne is the disease which agitates the face during the primary phase of life, and if deserted or mistreated might give scar for lifetime, ayurvedic treatment for acne vulgaris has much to offer but lacks in standardization of products. After an investigative search of classics and contemporary science regarding various herbs and minerals, a formulation was selected keeping in the view of attractive hypnotizing behavior of the facial beauty and was named Mugdha Rasa. Objectives: In this study, an attempt was made to standardize Mugdha Rasa on the basis of its classical parameters along with contemporary parameters. Settings and Designs: The formulation contains following ingredients, i.e., Shankha Bhasma, Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), and Haridra (Curcuma longa) in the ratio 1:4:4:2:2. Initially, Bhavana of Kumari swarasa was given followed by Tulsi swarasa and lastly with Kumari swarasa, to maintain the standard operative procedure. Materials and Methods: Final formulation was analyzed on the parameters of organoleptic characterization and physicochemical analysis. It was further evaluated for microbial limit tests which include tests for total viable count (bacteria and fungi). Results: Mugdha Rasa possessed the reddish brown in color, smooth, and soft on touch with Tikta, Kashaya Rasa and with some non-specific smell. In terms of physicochemical analysis, it was evident that the parameters were within the permissible limits. pH of Mugdha Rasa was 8.88 indicating its compatibility with human skin. The results of total microbial count reported that it is safe for use.

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