Research Projects

SDL has completed the following Govt sponsored projects:

  • Research project sponsored by CCRAS titled “Study of Shodhan sanskara-Ayurvedic purification method of Parad (Mercury) & Gandhak (Sulphur) and toxicity of bhasma”. The project aimed with objectives to evolve SOP for Shodhanvidhi of Mercury and Sulphur and identify the selection parameters for variety of materials like - Mercury, Sulphur, Garlic and Milk. To study Physico-chemical parameter transformation occurring in Mercury and garlic juice after "Shodhan Sanskara". In the same way to study the transformation that takes place in Sulphur and Milk. Chronic toxicity studies of Tamra bhasma, Suvarnarajvangeshwar and Nag bhasma were carried out under this project.”
  • We have completed a project titled “Development of Herbo- mineral and Plant Based, Disease Oriented Immunomodulator Formulations”, funded by DST (Department of Science and Technology) in partnership with GS Medical College, Mumbai; BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai and Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu Tawi (J & K) now known as IIIM. Under this project two immuno -modulator formulations have been developed. Right from quality of ingredients, through in process materials, the standards of quality of the finished products were established. This was followed by evaluation of safety and efficacy of one formulation. The formulations are undergoing further development.
  • The company has participated actively in the NMITLI project. It was involved as an industry partner in development of anti-diabetic and anti-arthritic formulations. It is in the process of negotiation with CSIR to procure the rights for the anti-diabetic formulation.
  • Currently the company is participating in a project of evolving SOPs for selected Bhasmas sponsored by CCRAS as one of the four industry partners. The work involves preparing 5 bhasmas as per the method provided by APC. The bhasmas will be analyzed for set parameters following standard methods of analysis. Based on the results the SOPs for preparing the bhasmas will be finalized.                

Information generated through the study will be published and given wide publicity so that the science of Ayurved is benefited and Rasoushadhies are seen in proper perspective.