|Etymology/ Definition||यः पिण्डो रसपिष्टानां स कल्क परिकीर्तितं । च.सू.४/७|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – Paste, Pulp|
|Implied Meaning||Pulp obtained from fresh herbs and converted into a round ( Pin`d`a ) lump is known as Kalka.|
|Elaboration||It is generally prepared from fresh herbs. If fresh herbs are not available, then the dry substances are soaked in water and the pulp is prepared. S`haarangadhara describes Aavaapa and Prakshepa as synonyms of Kalka . As per S`haarangadhara the dose of Kalka is one Karsha ( approximately 12 gms .)|
It is directly used in treatment or in preparation of medicines. As per the requirement it is used internally or externally. It is lighter than Svarasa but heavier to digest compared to a decoction ( Kvaatha ).
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