Deer antler (Mrigashringa) Properties, Uses, Indications, Dosage, Remedies

Deer antler (Mrigashringa) Properties, Uses, Indications, Dosage, Remedies

Ayurveda therapeutics include medicines prepared out of herbs, minerals and animal products. Deer antler is one among the animal products which is commonly used in the treatment of heart diseases, asthma, heartburn, gastric pain, abdominal colic etc.
Deer antler or Mrigashringa – as name suggests it is the horn of an animal called Krishna mriga. The horn is usually branched and big in size. Mrigashringa is one of the Sudha varga dravyas. In Ayurveda, the first reference of Mrigashringa is found in Astanga Hridaya.
Mrigashringa is composed of Calcium and Phosphorus and other organic elements.
Chemical formula – Calcium phosphate – Ca3(PO4)2
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Synonyms of Mrigashringa

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mga’srga tvea’srga tatha mgaviaakam |
haria’srgaka~ncaiva samakhyata bhiagvarai || (ra.ta.12/103)

Synonyms: Mrugashringa, Enashringa, Mrugavishanaka, Harinashringa, Vishana, Mrigavishana, Shringa,
Grahya svaroopa (Admissible characteristics)

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kianupahata dirgha bharahya sudha tatha |
aneka’srgasayukta mga’srga vara matam || (ra.ta.12/104)
Mrigashringa which is not infested with worms, which is long, heavy, strong and having multiple branches, is said to be good and admissible.
Shodhana of Mrigashringa
Mrigashringa should be cut into pieces, tied into a bundle in cloth (pottali) and subjected to swedana process with buttermilk or sour gruel (Amla khanji) for three days, every day the used liquid must be replaced. By this process Mrigashringa gets purified. (Rasa prakashika)
Marana of Mrigashringa

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mga’srga samadaya karapatrea kartayet |
khaa’sa karayitva ca tvagaragnau dahettata ||
sudagdha~ncatha vij~naya khalve sa~ncurayegbhiak |
ravidugdhena sampeya cakrika karayettata ||
‘saravasampuantastha puettivragnina bhiak |
trivara puanadeaviaa mtimapnuyat || (ra.ta.12/105 – 107)
Mrigashringa is cut into small pieces, burnt in open air. After cooling it should be made into fine powder using a mortar. Then it should be ground with latex of Calotropis gigantea (Arka ksheera) and chakrikas (discs) are prepared. After drying discs should be sealed in mud saucers and subjected to Sharava puta for 3 times. Grinding with arka ksheera is repeated each time. Finally white colored Mrigashringa bhasma is obtained.
Properties of Mrigashringa

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mga’srgasamudbhata vibhutirgavyasarpia |
vina’sayet kaadeva hcchulamatidaruam |
hariaviaasamuttha bhuti kaudrea raktimita |
apaharatiha nikama hcchula par’sva’sula~nca || (ra.ta.12/108, 109)

Intake of Mrigashringa bhasma along with cow ghee, cures severe pain in the region of heart instantly.
Intake of 1 ratti (125 mg) Mrigashring bhasma along with honey, cures pain in the region of heart and flanks.
Dosage of Mrigashring
1 – 2 ratti (125 – 250 mg) in divided doses per day
Anupana
Cow ghee, honey
Important Medicines
Jvarankusha rasa
Trinetra rasa
Kandarpasundara rasa
Manasamitra vataka
Gorochanadi gulika
Vernacular names
Sanskrit – Mriga shringa
Hindi – Hiran ke sing
Gujarati – Haran na singda
Malyalam – Maan kombu
Kannada – Jinke kombu
Tulu – Jinkeda kombu
Marathi – Haran sing
English – Deer antler
Research
A Literary Review.
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Ayurveda therapeutics include medicines prepared out of herbs, minerals and animal products. Deer antler is one among the animal products which is commonly used in the treatment of heart diseases, asthma, heartburn, gastric pain, abdominal colic etc.
Deer antler or Mrigashringa – as name suggests it is the horn of an animal called Krishna mriga. The horn is usually branched and big in size. Mrigashringa is one of the Sudha varga dravyas. In Ayurveda, the first reference of Mrigashringa is found in Astanga Hridaya.
Mrigashringa is composed of Calcium and Phosphorus and other organic elements.
Chemical formula – Calcium phosphate – Ca3(PO4)2
Table of Contents

Synonyms of Mrigashringa

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mga’srga tvea’srga tatha mgaviaakam |
haria’srgaka~ncaiva samakhyata bhiagvarai || (ra.ta.12/103)

Synonyms: Mrugashringa, Enashringa, Mrugavishanaka, Harinashringa, Vishana, Mrigavishana, Shringa,
Grahya svaroopa (Admissible characteristics)

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kianupahata dirgha bharahya sudha tatha |
aneka’srgasayukta mga’srga vara matam || (ra.ta.12/104)
Mrigashringa which is not infested with worms, which is long, heavy, strong and having multiple branches, is said to be good and admissible.
Shodhana of Mrigashringa
Mrigashringa should be cut into pieces, tied into a bundle in cloth (pottali) and subjected to swedana process with buttermilk or sour gruel (Amla khanji) for three days, every day the used liquid must be replaced. By this process Mrigashringa gets purified. (Rasa prakashika)
Marana of Mrigashringa

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mga’srga samadaya karapatrea kartayet |
khaa’sa karayitva ca tvagaragnau dahettata ||
sudagdha~ncatha vij~naya khalve sa~ncurayegbhiak |
ravidugdhena sampeya cakrika karayettata ||
‘saravasampuantastha puettivragnina bhiak |
trivara puanadeaviaa mtimapnuyat || (ra.ta.12/105 – 107)
Mrigashringa is cut into small pieces, burnt in open air. After cooling it should be made into fine powder using a mortar. Then it should be ground with latex of Calotropis gigantea (Arka ksheera) and chakrikas (discs) are prepared. After drying discs should be sealed in mud saucers and subjected to Sharava puta for 3 times. Grinding with arka ksheera is repeated each time. Finally white colored Mrigashringa bhasma is obtained.
Properties of Mrigashringa

(../, )
mga’srgasamudbhata vibhutirgavyasarpia |
vina’sayet kaadeva hcchulamatidaruam |
hariaviaasamuttha bhuti kaudrea raktimita |
apaharatiha nikama hcchula par’sva’sula~nca || (ra.ta.12/108, 109)

Intake of Mrigashringa bhasma along with cow ghee, cures severe pain in the region of heart instantly.
Intake of 1 ratti (125 mg) Mrigashring bhasma along with honey, cures pain in the region of heart and flanks.
Dosage of Mrigashring
1 – 2 ratti (125 – 250 mg) in divided doses per day
Anupana
Cow ghee, honey
Important Medicines
Jvarankusha rasa
Trinetra rasa
Kandarpasundara rasa
Manasamitra vataka
Gorochanadi gulika
Vernacular names
Sanskrit – Mriga shringa
Hindi – Hiran ke sing
Gujarati – Haran na singda
Malyalam – Maan kombu
Kannada – Jinke kombu
Tulu – Jinkeda kombu
Marathi – Haran sing
English – Deer antler
Research
A Literary Review.
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