Silasathu is one of the mineral used in Siddha medicinal preparations. Silasathu parpam is commonly used to treat disorders of genito-urinary tract.
FTIR study shows presence of functional groups such as aromatics, alkenes, carbonyl groups, carboxylic acid, alpa and beta unsaturated aldehyde, ketone, nitro compound, aromatic amines, alkyene and alkyl halides.
ICP-OES study indicates the presence of Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Sodium and Phosphorous whereas the heavy metals contained in the raw drug samples were reduced to below detection level.
The above study implies the safety and efficacy of Silasathu parpam.
Vikesh. B, Radha. S, Thanikaiselvi. S , Thiruthani.M. (2018). Physio-Chemical Analysis of Silasathu Parpam.: Int. J. Curr. Res. Chem. Pharm. Sci. 5(5): 1-8.