It is tablet made from different drugs of either vegetable or mineral origin.
It is fine powder of dried and purified form of drugs having uniform size of particles.
Quatha is nothing but a decoction of the drug or drugs. One ounce on empty stomach at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. with water. Kashaya. Quatha and Kwatha are synonyms.
It is nontoxic ash of metals and animal products. This is prepared after putting metals or minerals in a crucible in a pit, filled with cow-dung. These depend on intensity of heat, size of the pit and quantity of cow-dung used.
It is preparation of drugs made into paste called linctus.
It is homogenized powder of the drugs with loha bhasma
It is prepared with Bhasma and Sinduras, added with other drugs and finally made into pills.
It is essence of volatile constituents of drugs
The alkaline residue of the arka of the drugs used.
It is a preparation wherein the drugs are triturated well with kajjali and melted. This is poured on castor leaf and closed with another castor leaf. The dried cakes are parapati.
The bhasma of the drug – it is prepared without using heat. It is being ground with drugs, dried in the sun and cooled in the moonlight. It is cooling in the nature.
Guggulu is an exudate of the plant Balsmodendronmukul. Some preparations are suffixed with this drug.
The decoction of oil is heated till it becomes thickened and it retains the colour, tastes and odour of the particular decoction used.