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Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct word from the list given below.

[Word-List: luster, bleaching, iodized, silver, fusible alloy, ductility, copper, gold, zinc, good conductor, tensile strength, zinc]

In the form of the leaves or its oxide, _____ is used as Ayurvedic medicine.


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Use of metallic preparations in healthcare is a unique feature in this system. 

Rasashastra, an integral part of Ayurveda, deals with the drugs of mineral origin. It is a combination of metallic $$Gold (96.76$$%), silica (1.14%), ferric oxide (0.14%), procedure, which converts thin leaves of metal into a fine absorbable form.

In its elemental form, Gold has been employed for centuries as an anti-pruritic agent to relieve itching palms.

So, the correct answer is $$GOLD$$.

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