Background: Traditional Indian system of medicine (Ayurveda) has its existence since ages but it is lacking characterization of drugs with the help of advanced techniques. It can help this system to find its place in today’s world scenario. Objective: The present study aims to characterize Kajjali and Narikela Lavana, which are highly effective & most common Indian traditional medicines. Materials and Methods: These traditional medicines have been characterized using grazing angle X-ray diffraction (GAXRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Optical absorption and Photo luminescence spectroscopy. Result and Discussion: It is shown that the luminescence emission band can be considerably narrowed and PL intensity can be considerably enhanced in meta-cinnabar (β -HgS) or Kajjali cubic crystal structure. Moreover, the emission photon energy has been shown to shift simply by changing the size of Kajjali particle. Conclusion: These herbo-mineral drugs are conceived to be more effectual than any other healing systems because these nanocrystalline drugs can enter into the blood stream and are more biocompatible as compared to any chemically prepared entity, similar to biologically prepared nanoparticles. Recommendations: The effectiveness of Kajjali and Narikela Lavana can be further justified with the help of experimental and clinical studies.
Key words: Grazing angle X-ray diffraction, Indian Traditional medicine, Kajjali, Luminesce, Narikel Lavan, Scanning electron microscopy.